|1888–89 AHAC season|
|League||Amateur Hockey Association of Canada|
|Duration||December 15, 1888 – March 27, 1889|
|League champions||Montreal Hockey Club|
The 1888–89 AHAC season was the third season of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada. Play was in challenges and started on December 15, 1888. The Montreal Hockey Club would win the final challenge of the season to win the Canadian championship for the second season in a row.
The annual meeting of the Amateur Hockey Association was held in the Victoria Skating Rink, Montreal, on November 16, 1888. Representatives from most of the hockey clubs were present. The election for the ensuing year resulted as follows:
- President, Mr. J. Stewart;
- first vice-president, A. Shearer;
- second vice-president, D. B. Holden;
- secretary-treasurer, A. Hodgson.
- Council — H. Kinghorn (McGill), S. Lee (Crystal), T. Arnton (Victoria), A. C. Higginson (Montreal).
The league reverted to the challenge system, hoping to attract teams from outside Montreal. Quebec would return to play in the AHAC. The number of games was reduced to only four.
The league adopted a rule where the placement of the 'bully' or faceoff, could be played at the point of infringement, or at the point of play stoppage, at the choice of the captain of the offended team after a rules infraction.
This season saw two teams from outside of Montreal and Ottawa to make challenges. Halifax(Dartmouth) had not challenged for the national championships before, while Quebec had played in the Montreal tournaments. McGill did not return to mount a challenge this year. Ottawa did not play a challenge, but did play an exhibition against the Montreal Hockey Club in Ottawa.
Dartmouth Chebuctos would play two games in Montreal, both played half under "Montreal rules", half under "Halifax rules". Dartmouth would lose 6–1 to Montreal and 4–1 to Crystals. Both games were played at the Crystal Palace skating rink. The two games are recorded in the overall record.
The Chebuctos would play two games against Quebec, losing 8–0 and 5–1.
|Team||Games Played||Wins||Losses||Ties||Goals For||Goals Against|
|Montreal Hockey Club|| || || || || || |
|Montreal Crystals|| || || || || || |
|Montreal Victorias|| || || || || || |
|Quebec Hockey Club|| || || || || || |
Schedule and resultsEdit
|January 11||Montreal Crystals||8||McGill||4||Crystal Rink|
|January 18||Montreal HC||2||Montreal Crystals||1||Crystal Rink|
|January 31||Montreal Victorias||5||Montreal Crystals||2||Crystal Rink|
|February 26||Montreal HC||6||Dartmouth Chebuctos||1||Crystal Rink|
|February 27||Montreal Crystals||4||Dartmouth Chebuctos||1||Crystal Rink|
|AHAC Challenge play|
|December 15||Montreal HC||3||Montreal Victorias||1||Victoria Rink|
|February 2||Montreal Crystals||3||Montreal HC||2||Crystal Rink|
|No challenges during Montreal Tournament (February 4–18)|
|March 1||Montreal HC||4||Montreal Crystals||0||Crystal Rink|
|March 7||Montreal HC||3||Quebec||2||Crystal Rink|
|March 12||Montreal HC||6||Montreal Victorias||1||Crystal Rink|
|March 18||Montreal Victorias||3||Montreal Crystals||2|
Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals scored
Note: GP = Games played, GA = Goals against, SO = Shutouts, GAA = Goals against average
- "Our Monthly Record", Outing, February 1889
- Weir, Glen (1991). Ultimate Hockey. Stoddart Publishing.
- Fitsell, J.W. (1987). Hockey's Captains, Colonels & Kings. Boston Mill Press.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kitchen 2000, p. 12.
- ↑ Kitchen 2008, p. 40.
- ↑ Fitsell 1987, pp. 43–47.
- ↑ Fitsell 1987, p. 48.
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