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Encyclopedia > 1897 AHAC season
This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series.

The 1897 Amateur Hockey Association of Canada season lasted from January 9 until March 6. Each team played 8 games, and Montreal Victorias were again first with a 7-1 record, to retain the Stanley Cup. This was their third-straight league championship. 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. ...

Contents

Executive

  • J. A. Findlay, Montreal (President)
  • J. H. Dunbar, Quebec (1st. Vice-Pres.)
  • W. C. Young, Ottawa (2nd. Vice-Pres.)

At the annual meeting on December 12, 1896, the secretary reported that the association had lost all of its records in a fire, except for its minutes. Bold text:This article is about the written record of a meeting. ...


Season

Rule Changes

  • No more than a 15 minute delay during a game
  • No raising the stick above the shoulder except for 'lifting.'
  • Executives were given the power to suspend club or player for foul play.
  • Protests of games had to be made within two days.

Highlights

Clare McKerrow of Montreal HC set a new record with six goals in the opening game against Quebec on January 9th. 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. ...


The Ottawa club moved to new Dey's Arena. This article is about the original Ottawa Senators. ... Deys Arena, also known as Dey Brothers Rink, was an arena located in Ottawa, Ontario. ...


Final Standing

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Montreal Victorias
8
7
1
0
48
26
Ottawa
8
5
3
0
25
18
Montreal
8
5
3
0
31
26
Quebec
8
2
6
0
22
46
Montreal Shamrocks
8
1
7
0
27
37

Montreal Victorias was an hockey team which played first in 1883 at the Montreal Winter Carnival. ... 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. ... This article is on the ice hockey team. ... 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. 9 Shamrocks 1 Ottawa 4
9 Quebec 2 Montreal 8
12 Montreal 4 Victorias 5
16 Quebec 1 Ottawa 4
16 Shamrocks 2 Montreal 3
23 Victorias 6 Shamrocks 4
23 Montreal 4 Quebec 2
30† Ottawa 0 Montreal 1
30 Victorias 9 Quebec 4
Feb. 6 Victorias 4 Ottawa 2
6 Quebec 1 Shamrocks 9
10 Montreal 5 Shamrocks 1
13 Ottawa 3 Victorias 1
13 Shamrocks 3 Quebec 6
17‡ Ottawa 4 Montreal 0
20 Montreal 4 Ottawa 3
20 Quebec 2 Victorias 8
27 Victorias 7 Montreal 3
27 Ottawa 1 Quebec 4
Mar. 3 Shamrocks 4 Victorias 8
6 Ottawa 4 Shamrocks 3

Protested by Ottawa who scored the tying goal in last few seconds but the goal was disallowed by the referee. The protest was upheld and the game replayed.


Replay of January 30 protested game.


Goalkeeper Averages

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Chittick, Fred Ottawa 8 18 1 2.3
Lewis, Gordon Victorias 8 26 3.3
Collins, Herb Montreal 8 26 3.3
Pagnuello, E. Shamrocks 8 37 4.6
Stocking, Frank Quebec 6 25 5.8

Scoring Leaders

Name Club GP G
McKerrow, Clare Montreal 8 12
Smith, Alf Ottawa 8 12
Barlow, Billy Montreal 8 10
McLea, Ernie Victorias 8 8
Dobby, W. Shamrocks 8 7
Swift, Arthur E. Quebec 8 6
Westwick, Harry Ottawa 8 6
Davidson, Cam Victorias 6 5
Doyle, Pat Quebec 8 5
Horsfall, Herbert Montreal 8 5

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. ... 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. ...

Playoffs

There were no playoffs as Montreal won first place exclusively.


Stanley Cup Challenges

Victorias vs. Winnipeg at Winnipeg

Prior to the season, Victorias would defeat the Winnipeg Victorias of the (Manitoba Hockey Association) 6-5, on December 30, 1896, to reclaim the Cup they had lost in the previous season to Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Victorias were a former ice hockey team in 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). ...

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). ...


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
1896
AHAC seasons
1897
Succeeded by
1898

 
 

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