Following their victory over the Edmonton Eskimos, the Wanderers entered the ECHA season on a high. The Wanderers, along with the Ottawa Senators, proved to be the class of the league. The first meeting was on January 6, with the Wanderers squeaking out a 7-6 victory in overtime. The next meeting was on January 30 and roles were reversed with a 5-4 Ottawa victory evening the standings. On February 6, Ottawa again triumphed in a one-goal game, 9-8, so the season, league championship and Stanley Cup came down to one final match between the two clubs on March 3rd. Ottawa skated to an easy 8-3 victory to capture both championships. The Sens were to play a challenge series versus the Winnipeg Shamrocks, but it was too late in the season to set a date.
Prior to the start of the 1909-10 season, the Ottawa Senators faced two challenges. The first was from the OPHL's champion of the previous season representing Galt. Galt, who was no longer a championship club, were clearly outmatched by the Senators, losing both games 12-3 and 3-1, with Marty Walsh scoring six times for Ottawa.
Next, the Senators faced the defending Alberta League champions Edmonton Eskimos. Edmonton was unable to prevent Ottawa's speed and toughness in either game as the Sens marched to victories of 8-4 and 13-7, led by Gordie Roberts' seven goals.
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