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The 1893 Amateur Hockey Association of Canada season lasted from January 7 until March 17. The Montreal Hockey Club was the league and Canadian champion for the sixth season in a row and was awarded the new Stanley Cup without any competition by virtue of their status as AHAC champion.

1893 AHAC season
LeagueAmateur Hockey Association of Canada
Sportice hockey
DurationJanuary 7, 1893 – March 17, 1893
Number of teams5
1893
ChampionMontreal Hockey Club
AHAC seasons
← 1892
1894 →

Contents

ExecutiveEdit

On December 15, 1892, the AHAC elected its officers for the season:

  • President - F. M. S. Jenkins, Ottawa
  • 1st Vice. Pres. - J. Crathern, Victorias
  • 2nd Vice. Pres. - A. Laurie, Quebec
  • Secretary-Treasurer - J. A. Findlay, Montreal
  • Council - A. Ritchie, Crystals; G. Carpenter, Shamrocks; M. Costigan, McGill; A. Z. Palmer, Ottawa Rebels; J. Farwell, Sherbrooke

SeasonEdit

Ottawa and Quebec got into a dispute. Quebec protested their loss on January 21 in Quebec and refused to play in the return match until the protest was decided. The return match was scheduled for February but was not played until March 17. At the same time, Ottawa was in a dispute with the Ontario Hockey Association over the location of the final match for the Ontario championship. In the end, Ottawa seceded from the Ontario association.

Final StandingEdit

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Montreal Hockey Club
8
7
1
0
38
18
Ottawa Hockey Club
8
6
2
0
49
22
Montreal Crystals
8
3
5
0
25
34
Quebec Hockey Club
8
2
5
1
23
46
Montreal Victorias
8
1
6
1
20
35

ResultsEdit

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Jan. 7 Ottawa 3 Victorias 4
13 Quebec 3 Crystals 8
14 Montreal 2 Ottawa 4
14 Quebec 1 Victorias 1
18 Victorias 1 Crystals 3
21 Ottawa 5 Quebec 3
23 Montreal 7 Victorias 5
28 Victorias 2 Ottawa 7
28 Montreal 3 Quebec 2
Feb. 3 Ottawa 4 Crystals 3
4 Victorias 3 Quebec 4
10 Quebec 2 Montreal 9
11 Crystals 1 Ottawa 11
18 Crystals 3 Quebec 8
18 Ottawa 1 Montreal 7
23 Victorias 3 Crystals 4
Mar. 3 (†) Crystals 2 Montreal 2
4 Montreal 6 Victorias 1
10 (††) Montreal 2 Crystals 1
17 Quebec 0 Ottawa 14

† Game awarded to Montreal because Crystals refused to continue.

†† Montreal clinches league championship.

Source: Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1.[1]

ChampionshipEdit

Montreal HC won the championship for placing first in the regular season. This was Montreal HC's third straight championship since the Championship Trophy was inaugurated in 1891. According to the terms for the trophy, Montreal HC was allowed to keep the Trophy.[2] A new version was struck for following seasons. The version won by Montreal is on display in the collection of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

As champions of the AHAC, the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (known today as the Stanley Cup) was to be awarded to Montreal as its inaugural champion. On May 15, 1893, Sheriff John Sweetland finally presented the trophy to the MAAA president J. A. Taylor during the MAAA annual meeting. Each player received a souvenir gold ring as a gift of the MAAA.[3] Disputes between the Montreal HC and the MAAA kept the Cup in the MAAA hands until it was accepted by the Club on February 23, 1894.[4]

Player statsEdit

Goaltending averagesEdit

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Paton, Tom Montreal 8 18 0 2.3
Morel, A. Ottawa 8 22 1 2.8
Collins, Herbert Crystals 8 34 1 4.3
Jones, Robert Victorias 8 35 0 4.4
Patton, Harry Quebec 7 32 0 4.6
Stocking, Frank Quebec 1 14 0 14.0

Scoring leadersEdit

Name Club GP G
Haviland Routh Montreal 7 12
A.E. Swift Quebec 8 11
R.Bradley Ottawa 8 11
Dave Brown Crystals 7 10
Chauncey Kirby Ottawa 8 10
Shirley Davidson Victorias 6 8
Billy Barlow Montreal 7 7
George Lowe Montreal 5 6
William Murray Crystals 7 6
Archie Hodgson Montreal 8 6
Source

Coleman(1966) pp. 9–10

Montreal Hockey Club 1893 Stanley Cup championsEdit

Players

  Defencemen

Coaching and administrative staff

  • Harry Shaw(Manager/Secretary-Treasurer).
  • James Taylor (President of Hockey Club) (Missing from team picture)
  • ^Unknown who played Center, Rover, Right Wing and Left Wing, so the players are listed as forwards

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Montreal AAA

See alsoEdit

References and notesEdit

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966) [1964]. The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. pp. 8–12.
  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (1992). The Official National Hockey League Stanley Cup centennial book. Toronto, Ontario: McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 0-7710-2803-2.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1-55168-261-3.
  1. ^ Coleman 1966, pp. 8-12.
  2. ^ "Senior Championship Trophy". Hockey Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
  3. ^ "Governor-General's Cup. A Handsome Trophy Was Presented to the M.A.A.A. last night". Montreal Gazette. May 16, 1893. p. 8.
  4. ^ Diamond, p.14

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