1894 AHAC season

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1894 AHAC season
League Amateur Hockey Association of Canada
Sport ice hockey
Duration January 5, 1894 – March 10, 1894
Number of teams 5
1894
Champion Montreal Hockey Club
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The 1894 Amateur Hockey Association of Canada season lasted from January 5 until March 10. Montreal HC would win the league and Canadian championship for the seventh season in a row.

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  • President - W. Jack, Victorias
  • First Vice Pres. - A. Laurie, Quebec
  • Second Vice Pres. - Weldy C. Young, Ottawa
  • Secretary-Treasurer - J. A. Findlay, Montreal

Season[edit]

Highlights[edit]

In two games players scored five goals. In the opening game, in which Montreal soundly defeated Quebec 7–0, Haviland Routh scored five. On January 20, H. Russell of Ottawa scored five.

Final standing[edit]

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Montreal Hockey Club
8
5
3
0
25
15
Ottawa Hockey Club
8
5
3
0
24
16
Montreal Victorias
8
5
3
0
36
20
Quebec Hockey Club
8
5
3
0
26
27
Montreal Crystals
8
0
8
0
10
43


Playoffs[edit]

The first Stanley Cup playoff game occurred on March 17, 1894. At the end of the 1894 AHAC season, four teams tied for the AHA championship with records of 5–3–0. This created problems for the AHA governors and the Cup's trustees since there was no tie-breaking system in place. After long negotiation and the withdrawal of Quebec from the championship situation, it was decided that a three-team tournament would take place in Montreal, with Ottawa getting a bye to the finals (being the sole "road" team). The Montreal HC defeated the Montreal Victorias, 3 – 2. Five days later on March 22, 1894, Montreal successfully defended their title with a 3 – 1 win over Ottawa. The OHA champion Osgoode Hall challenged for the Cup, but this was abandoned due to the lack of natural ice.[1]

Game one: Montreal Hockey Club vs. Montreal Victorias[edit]

Ice conditions were described as not very good. The game was considered exciting, however, with Haviland Routh and Billy Barlow starring.

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
March 17, 1894 Montreal Hockey Club 3 – 2 Montreal Victorias Victoria Rink

Game one rosters[edit]

Montreal HC Goals Pos. Goals Victorias
Herbert Collins G Gordon Lewis
Allan Cameron P Mike Grant
George James CP William Pullan
Billy Barlow 2 F 1 Shirley Davidson
Clare Mussen F 1 Robert MacDougall
Archie Hodgson 1 F Norman Rankin
Haviland Routh F Reg Wallace
Referee: Weldy Young, Ottawa

Game two: Ottawa Hockey Club vs. Montreal Hockey Club[edit]

The final was close and in doubt until Billy Barlow scored the winning goal at 9'00" of the third quarter.

According to the Globe report of the game:

"Team play was marred by the softness of the ice. Rough and foul play was frequent, both defences indulging freely in tripping and slashing. Young of Ottawa was injured by James in the second half and although he finished the game without apparent distress, fainted dead away at the end of it. After the match the victors were carried off the rink."[2]
Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
March 22, 1894 Montreal Hockey Club 3 – 1 Ottawa Hockey Club Victoria Rink

Game two rosters[edit]

Ottawa Goals Pos. Goals Montreal HC
A. Morel G Herbert Collins
Harvey Pulford P Allan Cameron
Weldy Young CP George James
Chauncy Kirby 1 F Haviland Routh
Herbert Russell F Clare Mussen
Joe McDougall F 2 Archie Hodgson
Sam McDougall F 1 Billy Barlow
Referee: Herbert Scott, Quebec

Schedule and results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Jan. 5 Quebec 0 Montreal 7
6 Crystals 1 Ottawa 6
6 Quebec 3 Victorias 7
13 Victorias 3 Montreal 4
13 Ottawa 1 Quebec 4
18 Crystals 1 Montreal 3
20 Victorias 1 Ottawa 5
20 Quebec 4 Crystals 1
27 Ottawa 4 Montreal 1
27 Crystals 4 Quebec 8
Feb. 3 Quebec 3 Montreal 2
9 Ottawa 3 Crystals 1
10 Montreal 1 Victorias 2
17 Ottawa 2 Victorias 3
24 Montreal 5 Ottawa 1
24 Victorias 3 Quebec 4
Mar. 2 Montreal 2 Crystals 1
3 Quebec 0 Ottawa 2
7 Crystals 0 Victorias 6
10 Victorias 11 Crystals 1

Player statistics[edit]

Goalkeeper averages[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, GA = Goals against, SO = Shutouts, GAA = Goals against average

Name Club GP GA SO GAA
Collins, Herbert Montreal 8 15 1 1.875
Morel, A. Ottawa 8 16 1 2.00
Lewis, Gordon Victorias 6 13 1 2.16
Jones, Robert Victorias 1 3 3.00
Stocking, Frank Quebec 8 27 3.375
White, Crystals 2 8 4.00
McDougall, Hartland Victorias 1 4 4.00
Clapperton, Crystals 4 18 4.50
Carpenter, Crystals 1 6 6.00
Kearns, Crystals 1 11 11.00

Scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = games played, G = Goals scored.

Name Club GP G
Herbert Russell Ottawa 8 10
Albert Swift Quebec 8 10
Haviland Routh Montreal 8 8
Billy Barlow Montreal 8 8
Norman Rankin Victorias 5 6
Shirley Davidson Victorias 8 6
Chauncey Kirby Ottawa 8 6
Arthur D. Scott Quebec 8 6
K. Davidson Quebec 4 5
Sam McDougall Ottawa 7 5

Montreal Hockey Club 1894 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

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

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Montreal
  • -- 1894 --

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Coleman, Charles L. The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. pp. 13–18. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. pp. 12, 50. ISBN 1-55168-261-3. 
  1. ^ "History of the Stanley Cup". Ottawa Citizen. March 10, 1911. p. 5. 
  2. ^ "Montreallers Champions". The Globe. March 23, 1894. p. 6. 

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Succeeded by
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