Go with history Seattle - you were the 1st Seattle Metropolitians 1916-17 The Seattle 'Mets,' as they were affectionately known, became the first American team to win the Stanley Cup. This altered one of Lord Stanley's original conditions for the Stanley Cup--that the winner be from the Dominion of Canada. The champions of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association were challenged by the reigning Stanley Cup champions -- the Montreal Canadiens. The best of five series saw Montreal win game one, but Seattle came back to win the next three. Seattle scored 23 goals in four games, limiting the Montreal Canadiens to 11 goals, including only three in the last three games. Bernie Morris of the Metropolitans scored 14 of the Seattle goals, including six in the final game, a 9-1 Met victory.