1897–98 Ottawa Hockey Club season

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1897–98 Ottawa Hockey Club
League 5th AHAC
1897–98 record 2–6–0
 Team information
Captain Harvey Pulford
Arena Rideau Skating Rink
Team leaders
Goals H. Hutchison (8)
Goals against average Fred Chittick (5.3)
<1896–97 1898–99>

The 1897–98 Ottawa Hockey Club season was the club's 13th season of play. Ottawa placed fifth in the league.

Team business[edit]

Directors
  • Governor General The Earl of Minto - Patron
  • Wilfrid Laurier - Vice-patron
  • David Maclaren - Honorary president
  • A. Z. Palmer - Honorary vice-president
  • S. Maynard Rogers - President
  • Col. Charles E. Turner - Vice-president
  • George P. Spittal - Honorary Secretary
  • W. C. Sparks - Honorary Treasurer
  • Harvey Pulford - Captain
  • George P. Murphy, L. M. Bates, S. Ogilve - Executive committee

Source: "Ottawa Club's Officers". The Globe. November 13, 1897. p. 22. 

After not coming to satisfactory terms with the Dey brothers over the Dey Rink, the Ottawas returned to their first home, the Rideau Skating Rink for the season.

Season[edit]

Ottawa lost several players from the previous season to the rival intermediate Ottawa Capitals, including Alf Smith. The Capitals would win the AHAC championship with the Ottawa players and apply to join AHAC seniors in 1898.

Highlights[edit]

The game of February 12, 1898 between Ottawa and the Victorias was notable because Fred Chittick, the regular goal-keeper of Ottawa staged a one-man strike because he had not received his share of complimentary tickets. Ottawa played A. Cope instead and lost 9–5. The fans in attendance heckled the defence pair of Harvey Pulford and Weldy Young, and in response Mr. Young went into the crowd to attack a spectator.[1]

Final Standing[edit]

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Montreal Victorias
8
8
0
0
53
33
Montreal
8
5
3
0
34
21
Montreal Shamrocks
8
3
5
0
25
36
Quebec
8
2
6
0
29
35
Ottawa
8
2
6
0
28
44

Schedule and results[edit]

Day Visitor Score Home Score Record
January
4 Ottawa 1 Shamrocks 2 0–1
15 Ottawa 4 Quebec 3 1–1
29 Montreal 4 Ottawa 3 1–2
February
5 Ottawa 6 Victorias 12 1–3
12 Victorias 9 Ottawa 5 1–4
19 Ottawa 2 Montreal 6 1–5
26 Quebec 5 Ottawa 6 2–5
March
5 Shamrocks 3 Ottawa 1 2–6

Goalkeeper Averages[edit]

Name GP GA SO Avg.
Chittick, Fred 4 21 5.3
Cope, A. 4 23 5.8

Scoring Leaders[edit]

Name GP G
Hutchison, H. 8 8
White, F. 6 7
Spittal, Charles 7 5
Living, Alf 5 3
Young, Weldy 8 2

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coleman, p. 40
  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. pp. 40–43.