1895–96 Ottawa Hockey Club season

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1895–96 Ottawa Hockey Club
League 3rd AHAC
1895–96 record 6–2–0
 Team information
Captain Chauncy Kirby
Arena Rideau Skating Rink
Team leaders
Goals Harry Westwick (8)
Goals against average Fred Chittick (2.0)
<1894–95 1896–97>

The 1895–96 Ottawa Hockey Club season was the club's 11th season of play. Ottawa placed second in the league.

Team business[edit]

At the team annual meeting, the following officers were elected:

  • Hon. T. M. Daly - Honorary president
  • P. D. Ross - Honorary vice-president
  • A. Z. Palmer - President
  • S. Maynard Rogers - Vice-president
  • D'Arcy Scott - Secretary
  • G. Patterson Murphy - Treasurer
  • C. T. Kirby - Captain
  • H. Y. Russell, H. Pulford, W. A. Cox - Executive committee

Source: "Sports of all sorts". The Globe. November 25, 1895. p. 6. 

Season[edit]

Highlights[edit]

After playing both goal and forward in the previous season, Harry Westwick played forward only and he responded with 8 goals. Alf Smith was close behind with 7 goals. Fred Chittick played all eight games for Ottawa.

Ottawa was the only team to defeat the Montreal Victorias, defeating them 3–2 in Montreal before 5000 fans. The Victorias won the return match in Ottawa by the same 3–2 score.

Final Standing[edit]

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Montreal Victorias
8
7
1
0
41
24
Ottawa HC
8
6
2
0
22
16
Quebec
8
4
4
0
23
23
Montreal HC
8
2
6
0
24
33
Montreal Shamrocks
8
1
7
0
16
30

Schedule and results[edit]

Day Visitor Score Home Score Record Notes
January
4 Ottawa 2 Shamrocks 1 1–0
18 Montreal 1 Ottawa 3 2–0
25 Ottawa 2 Quebec 5 2–1
February
1 Ottawa 3 Victorias 2 3–1
8 Victorias 3 Ottawa 2 3–2 6'00, overtime
15 Ottawa 3 Montreal 2 4–2
29 Shamrocks 2 Ottawa 3 5–2
March
7 Quebec 0 Ottawa 4 6–2

Player statistics[edit]

Goalkeeper Averages[edit]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Chittick, Fred Ottawa 8 16 1 2.0

Scoring Leaders[edit]

Name Club GP G
Harry Westwick Ottawa 8 8
Alf Smith Ottawa 8 7
Herbert Russell Ottawa 6 4
Chauncy Kirby Ottawa 8 3

Roster[edit]

  • Fred Chittick (goal)
  • Chauncy Kirby
  • Harvey Pulford
  • Herbert Russell
  • Alf Smith
  • Harry Westwick
  • Fred White
  • Weldy Young

Source: Kitchen(2008), p. 341

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. pp. 27–29. 
  • Kitchen, Paul (2008). Win, Tie or Wrangle. Manotick, Ontario: Penumbra Press. ISBN 978-1-897323-46-5.