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Encyclopedia > 1896 AHAC season
This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series.

The 1896 Amateur Hockey Association of Canada season lasted from January 3 until March 7. Each team played 8 games, and Montreal Victorias were first with a 7-1 record. During the season, on February 14th the Victorias hosted a Stanley Cup challenge match with the Winnipeg Victorias club. The Winnipeggers won 2-0 to win the Cup. A rematch was held on December 30th in Winnipeg, where the Montreal Victorias won 6-5 to reclaim the Cup. This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... The International (Professional) Hockey League was the first major professional hockey league, operating from 1904 to 1907. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... The Ontario Professional Hockey League was an ice hockey league in Canada that was formed in 1907. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... The Pacific Coast Hockey Association was a professional ice hockey league in western Canada, operating from 1911 to 1924 when it merged with the Western Canada Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo, used until the end of the 2004 lockout. ... The Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL), founded in 1921, was a major professional ice hockey league originally based in the prairies of Canada. ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... Montreal Victorias was an hockey team which played first in 1883 at the Montreal Winter Carnival. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Winnipeg Victorias were a former ice hockey team in Winnipeg. ...

Contents

Executive

  • W. Jack, Victorias (President)
  • W. C. Young, Ottawa (1st. Vice-Pres.)
  • C. Mussen, Montreal (Sec.-Treasurer)

Season

The Crystals were allowed to change their name to Shamrocks, which matched their new affiliation with the Shamrock A.A.A.


Highlights

The Victorias were truly the class of the league and only lost once, 3-2 to Ottawa. Their regular season team goal total was nearly double that of Ottawa.


Final Standing

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

Montreal Victorias was an hockey team which played first in 1883 at the Montreal Winter Carnival. ... This article is about the original Ottawa Senators. ... This article is on the ice hockey team. ... The Montreal Hockey Club as the first Stanley Cup champions The Montreal Hockey Club was a senior-level mens amateur ice hockey club, organized in 1884. ... Montreal Shamrocks were a professional ice hockey team which played in the Amateur Hockey Association from 1896 to 1898, the Canadian Amateur Hockey League 1898-1905, the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association 1905-1909 and both the Canadian Hockey Association and the National Hockey Association 1909-1910. ...

Results

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Jan. 3 Victorias 7 Montreal 5
4 Ottawa 2 Shamrocks 1
10 Montreal 5 Shamrocks 3
11 Victorias 7 Quebec 5
18 Montreal 1 Ottawa 3
18 Quebec 2 Shamrocks 1
25 Ottawa 2 Quebec 5
25 Shamrocks 1 Victorias 5
Feb. 1 Ottawa 3 Victorias 2
1 Montreal 1 Quebec 3
5 Shamrocks 5 Montreal 3
8 Shamrocks 1 Quebec 4
8 Victorias 3 Ottawa 2
15 Ottawa 3 Montreal 2
22 Quebec 2 Montreal 3
25 Montreal 4 Victorias 7
29 Shamrocks 2 Ottawa 3
29 Quebec 2 Victorias 4
Mar. 4 Victorias 6 Shamrocks 2
7 Quebec 0 Ottawa 4

Goalkeeper Averages

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Chittick, Fred Ottawa 8 16 1 2.0
Stocking, Frank Quebec 8 23 2.9
Jones, Robert Victorias 8 24 3.0
Drysdale, J. Shamrocks 8 30 3.8
Hamilton, G. Montreal 2 8 4.0
Collins, Herbert Montreal 6 25 4.1

Scoring Leaders

Name Club GP G
McDougall, Robert Victorias 6 10
McKerrow, Clare Montreal 6 8
Davidson, Shirley Victorias 7 8
Swift, Arthur E. Quebec 8 8
Westwick, Harry Ottawa 8 8
Drinkwater, Graham Victorias 8 7
Smith, Alf Ottawa 8 7
Doyle, Pat Quebec 8 6
Gillilan, D. Victorias 3 5
Mussen, A. Montreal 5 5

Harry Rat Westwick (April 22, 1876 in Ottawa, Ontario - April 3, 1957) was a Canadian amateur ice hockey forward who played for the Ottawa Silver Seven. ... Alf Smith (June 3, 1873 in Ottawa, Ontario - August 21, 1953) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Ottawa Senators, Ottawa Silver Seven and Kenora Thistles. ...

Playoffs

There were no playoffs as Montreal won first place exclusively.


Stanley Cup Challenges

Victorias vs. Winnipeg at Montreal

The first successful challenge to the Cup came in February 1896 by the Winnipeg Victorias, the champions of the Manitoba Hockey Association (MHA). On February 14, Winnipeg beat defending champion Montreal, 2-0, becoming the first team outside the AHAC to win the Cup. The Winnipeg Victorias were a former ice hockey team in Winnipeg. ...

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
February 14, 1896 Winnipeg Victorias 2-0 Montreal Victorias Victoria Rink

Winnipeg at Montreal is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ...

Winnipeg (2) at Montreal (0)
Merritt G Jones
Flett P Henderson
Higginbotham CP Grant
Armitage F McDougall, R.
Campbell 1 F Davidson
Bain 1 F McLea
Howard F Wallace
sub McDougall, H.

Referee - A. F. Martin


Winnipeg Victorias - February 1896 Stanley Cup Champions

  • Merritt, G.H - goal
  • Flett, Rod - point
  • Higginbotham, - coverpoint
  • Armitage, J. C. - forward
  • Campbell, C. J. - forward
  • Bain, Dan - forward
  • Howard, H. - forward
  • Johnstone, C.

Victorias vs. Winnipeg at Winnipeg

A rematch was held on December 30, 1896 in Winnipeg, where the Montreal Victorias won 6-5 to reclaim the Cup. is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ...

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
December 30, 1896 Montreal Victorias 6-5 Winnipeg Victorias Granite Rink, Winnipeg
Montreal (2) at Winnipeg (0)
Lewis G Merritt
Henderson P Flett
Grant CP Johnstone
McDougall F Campbell
Drinkwater 1 F Armitage 1
Davidson 2 F Howard 2
McLea 3 F Bain 2

Referee - W. C. Young, Ottawa
Umpires - A. Shearer, Montreal; D. Clark, Winnipeg is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ...


Montreal Victorias - December 1896 Stanley Cup Champion

  • Lewis, Gordon - goal
  • Henderson, Harold - point
  • Grant, Mike - coverpoint
  • McDougall, Robert - forward
  • Drinkwater, Graham - forward
  • Davidson, Shirley - forward
  • McLea, Ernest - forward

See also

The Stanley Cup This is a list of Stanley Cup champions, including the finalists/challengers. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ...

References

  • Coleman, Charles L.. The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893-1926 inc.. 
Preceded by
1895
AHAC seasons
1896
Succeeded by
1897

 
 

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