Ottawa played four pre-season games, on December 27, 1894 at home against Montreal HC, winning 5–1. Chauncy Kirby would play goal for Ottawa. The clubs played a rematch exhibition in Montreal on December 30. In this game, spirits were high in the Victoria Skating Rink as the crowd rushed onto the ice after Ottawa tied the game 2–2. Captain Young would order Ottawa off the ice and the game did not resume.
A team composed of American collegiate players visited Ottawa for a two-game series at the start of January. The first game, on January 2, 1895 was played under American rules (with a ball, and the positions titled goal, quarterback and three forwards) and was won by the Americans 5–3. The second game was played under Canadian rules and was won by Ottawa 15–1.
1895 team photo. Still using the triskellion insignia.
Standing: P. D. Ross, G. P. Murphy, Chauncey Kirby, Don Watters.
Seated: Jim Smellie, Alf Smith, Harvey Pulford, Weldy Young, Joe McDougall.
Bottom row: Harry Westwick, Fred Chittick, H. Russell
Ottawa entered the season without a regular goalie as a replacement for Albert Morel was needed. New player Fred Chittick would win the job, but the club would not keep pace with Montreal Victorias and finished second.
A game involving Quebec was noteworthy, on February 23 against Ottawa, won by Ottawa 3–2. The game, played at Quebec, was very rough and the crowd became hostile towards the visitors. At the end of the match, the crowd pursued referee Hamilton and Umpire Findlay as they left the arena, and dragged them back to force them to declare the game a draw. Police were called to break up the demonstration. Subsequent to the match, the AHAC decided to suspend the Quebec hockey club for the rest of the season.