1893 AHAC season

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1893 AHAC season
League Amateur Hockey Association of Canada
Sport ice hockey
Duration January 7, 1893 – March 17, 1893
Number of teams 5
1893
Champion Montreal Hockey Club
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The 1893 Amateur Hockey Association of Canada season lasted from January 7 until March 17. The Montreal Hockey Club was the league and Canadian champion for the sixth season in a row and was awarded the Stanley Cup. They were the first winners of the Cup and did not have to challenge for it.

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On December 15, 1892, the AHAC elected its officers for the season:

  • President - F. M. S. Jenkins, Ottawa
  • 1st Vice. Pres. - J. Crathern, Victorias
  • 2nd Vice. Pres. - A. Laurie, Quebec
  • Secretary-Treasurer - J. A. Findlay, Montreal
  • Council - A. Ritchie, Crystals; G. Carpenter, Shamrocks; M. Costigan, McGill; A. Z. Palmer, Ottawa Rebels; J. Farwell, Sherbrooke

Season[edit]

Ottawa and Quebec got into a dispute. Quebec protested their loss on January 21 in Quebec and refused to play in the return match until the protest was decided. The return match was scheduled for February but was not played until March 17. At the same time, Ottawa was in a dispute with the Ontario Hockey Association over the location of the final match for the Ontario championship. In the end, Ottawa seceded from the Ontario association.

Final Standing[edit]

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Montreal Hockey Club
8
7
1
0
38
18
Ottawa Hockey Club
8
6
2
0
49
22
Montreal Crystals
8
3
5
0
25
34
Quebec Hockey Club
8
2
5
1
23
46
Montreal Victorias
8
1
6
1
20
35

Results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Jan. 7 Ottawa 3 Victorias 4
13 Quebec 3 Crystals 8
14 Montreal 2 Ottawa 4
14 Quebec 1 Victorias 1
18 Victorias 1 Crystals 3
21 Ottawa 5 Quebec 3
23 Montreal 7 Victorias 5
28 Victorias 2 Ottawa 7
28 Montreal 3 Quebec 2
Feb. 3 Ottawa 4 Crystals 3
4 Victorias 3 Quebec 4
10 Quebec 2 Montreal 9
11 Crystals 1 Ottawa 11
18 Crystals 3 Quebec 8
18 Ottawa 1 Montreal 7
23 Victorias 3 Crystals 4
Mar. 3 (†) Crystals 2 Montreal 2
4 Montreal 6 Victorias 1
9 (††) Montreal 2 Crystals 1
17 Quebec 0 Ottawa 14

† Game awarded to Montreal because Crystals refused to continue.

†† Birthday of the Champion.

Championship[edit]

Montreal HC won the championship for placing first in the regular season. This was Montreal HC's third straight championship since the Championship Trophy was inaugurated in 1891. According to the terms for the trophy, Montreal HC was allowed to keep the Trophy.[1] A new version was struck for following seasons. The version won by Montreal is on display in the collection of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

As champions of the AHAC, the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (known today as the Stanley Cup) was to be awarded to Montreal as its inaugural champion. On May 15, 1893, Sheriff John Sweetland finally presented the trophy to the MAAA president J. A. Taylor during the MAAA annual meeting. Each player received a souvenir gold ring as a gift of the MAAA.[2] Disputes between the Montreal HC and the MAAA kept the Cup in the MAAA hands until it was accepted by the Club on February 23, 1894.[3]

Player stats[edit]

Goalkeeper averages[edit]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Paton, Tom Montreal 8 18 0 2.3
Morel, A. Ottawa 8 22 1 2.8
Collins, Herbert Crystals 8 34 1 4.3
Jones, Robert Victorias 8 35 0 4.4
Patton, Harry Quebec 7 32 0 4.6
Stocking, Frank Quebec 1 14 0 14.0

Scoring leaders[edit]

Name Club GP G
Haviland Routh Montreal 7 12
A.E. Swift Quebec 8 11
R.Bradley Ottawa 8 11
Desse Brown Crystals 7 10
Chauncey Kirby Ottawa 8 10
Shirley Davidson Victorias 6 8
Billy Barlow Montreal 7 7
George Lowe Montreal 5 6
William Murray Crystals 7 6
Archie Hodgson Montreal 8 6
Source

Coleman(1966) pp. 9–10

Montreal Hockey Club 1893 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

  Forwards
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders


  Coaching and administrative staff
  • Harry Shaw(Manager/Secretary-Treasurer).
  • James Taylor (President of Hockey Club)

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Montreal AAA

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1964,1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. pp. 8–12.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • Diamond, Dan (1992). Diamond, Dan (ed.), ed. The Official National Hockey League Stanley Cup centennial book. Toronto, Ontario: McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 0-7710-2803-2. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1-55168-261-3. 
  1. ^ "Senior Championship Trophy". Hockey Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  2. ^ "Governor-General's Cup. A Handsome Trophy Was Presented to the M.A.A.A. last night.". Montreal Gazette. May 16, 1893. p. 8. 
  3. ^ Diamond, p.14

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