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Encyclopedia > Ontario Professional Hockey League

The Ontario Professional Hockey League was an ice hockey league in Canada that was formed in 1907. It initially consisted of teams from Toronto, Guelph, Berlin (now Kitchener), and Brantford. The OPHL was not considered to be as prestigious a league as the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association, but it provided players with an alternative place to sell their services. Teams in Galt (now part of Cambridge) and St. Catharines were admitted to the league in November 1908. It was sometimes referred to as the Trolley League. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Nickname: The Royal City Motto: Faith, Fidelity and Progress Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Wellington County City Wards There are 6 Wards Founded April 23, 1827 Incorporated April 23, 1879  - Mayor Karen Farbridge (elected November 2006)  - Governing Body Guelph City Council  - MPs Brenda Chamberlain (LPC)  - MPPs Liz Sandals (OLP... Motto: Ex industria prosperitas (Latin: Prosperity through industry) Location of Kitchener in the Waterloo Region Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Government  - Mayor Carl Zehr Area  - Land 136. ... Nickname: The Telephone City Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established May 31, 1877  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... For the electoral district, see Cambridge (electoral district). ... Nickname: The Garden City Motto: Industry and Liberality Location of St. ...


The Toronto team became league champions in the OPHL's first season and challenged for the Stanley Cup in 1908, losing to the champion Montreal Wanderers from the ECAHA. In 1909-10, the league consisted of Berlin, Brantford, Galt, and Waterloo. Galt challenged for the Stanley Cup in January 1910, but was crushed by the champion Ottawa team from the Canadian Hockey Association. Berlin got off to such a strong start in the season, that the league decided to start a new season in later January. In March, Berlin challenged the Wanderers for the Cup and were defeated. The league's final attempt to win the Cup came a year later in March 1911, with Galt again losing to Ottawa, which now played in the National Hockey Association. The Stanley Cup, visiting wounded Marines at Camp Lejeune. ... Montreal Wanderers The Montreal Wanderers were a professional hockey team that played in Montreal, Quebec and one of the founding franchises of the National Hockey League in the 1917-18 NHL season. ... The City of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ...


See also

This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This is a list of ice hockey leagues, both professional and amateur, from around the world; parentheses denote year of establishment and, where applicable, year of disestablishment. ...

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