1891 AHAC season
League Amateur Hockey Association of Canada
Sport ice hockey
Duration January 7, 1891 – March 5, 1891
1891
League champions Montreal Hockey Club

The 1891 Amateur Hockey Association of Canada season saw the Montreal Hockey Club win the league and Canadian championship for the fourth straight season. Ontario launched the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) as the popularity of the sport spread west. Ottawa, the eventual Ontario champion, played in a challenge with Montreal and lost.

Season[edit | edit source]

The Dominion Hockey Club did not return to put on a challenge. The Shamrock Athletic Association mounted their first challenge. The Ottawa Hockey Club returned to AHAC play.

Overall challenge record[edit | edit source]

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Montreal Hockey Club
8
8
0
0
28
7
Ottawa Hockey Club
1
0
1
0
0
3
Montreal Shamrocks
2
0
2
0
2
9
Montreal Victorias
2
0
2
0
2
6
Montreal Crescents
2
0
2
0
3
10
Quebec Hockey Club
1
0
1
0
0
0

Quebec lost to Montreal by default on January 7. As a result, Quebec was not allowed to issue any additional challenges for the 1891 season.

† National champion. The Montreals retained their championship all season without being defeated.

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Games consisted of a mixture of Challenge games and Exhibition (friendlies)

Date Home Score Visitor Score Location Match type
December 19 Montreal Hockey Club 3 McGill 1 -- Exhibition
January 2 Montreal Hockey Club 1 Montreal Crescents 3 Crystal rink Exhibition[1]
January 7 Montreal Hockey Club -- Quebec -- -- Challenge[2]
January 17 Ottawa 3 McGill 2 -- Exhibition[3]
January 19 Montreal Hockey Club 4 Montreal Victorias 1 Crystal rink Challenge
January 28 Montreal Hockey Club 4 Montreal Shamrocks 1 Crystal rink Challenge
January 29 Montreal Victorias 3 Montreal Crescents 1 -- Exhibition
January 31 Ottawa 1 Montreal Victorias 0 -- Exhibition[3]
February 4 Montreal Hockey Club 2 Montreal Crescents 1 Crystal rink Challenge
February 9 Montreal Victorias 6 McGill 5 -- Exhibition
February 12 Montreal Hockey Club 2 Montreal Victorias 1 Crystal rink Challenge
February 21 Montreal Hockey Club 3 Ottawa 0 Crystal rink Challenge[3]
February 27 Montreal Hockey Club 5 Montreal Shamrocks 1 Crystal rink Challenge
March 5 Montreal Hockey Club 8 Montreal Crescents 2 Crystal rink Challenge

Game on January 7 was defaulted to Montreal HC by Quebec. Quebec telegraphed that the team would not show.[2]

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

Goaltending averages[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = games played, GA = goals against, SO = shutouts, GAA = Goals against average

Name Club GP GA SO GAA
Tom Paton Montreal 6 6 1 1.0
Robert Jones Victorias 2 6 0 3.0
Albert Morel Ottawa 1 3 0 3.0
Joe McKenna Shamrocks 2 9 0 4.5

Source: Ultimate Hockey

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = games played, G = goals scored

Name Club GP G
Kingan, A Montreal 7 5
Low, G Montreal 6 4
McNaughton, A Montreal 6 3
Cafferty, T Shamrocks 2 1
Cameron, A Montreal 6 1
Lee, S Montreal 1 1
Kinghorn, J Victorias 1 1
McQuisten, S Crescents 2 1
Warden, W Montreal 2 1

Source: Ultimate Hockey

17 Goals un accounted for in statistics

See also[edit | edit source]


Preceded by
Montreal HC
1890
'Montreal Hockey Club
AHAC Champions'

1891
Succeeded by
Montreal HC
1892
Preceded by
1890
AHAC seasons
1891
Succeeded by
1892

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "A Practice Game", Montreal Herald, January 3, 1891, p. 2. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Did Not Take Place", Montreal Herald, January 8, 1891, p. 2. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "A Good Record At The Capital", The Globe: 3, March 23, 1891
  • Weir, Glen (1991). Ultimate Hockey. Stoddart Publishing. 



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