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 Stanley Cup. They were the first winners of the Cup and did not have to challenge for it.

Executive[edit | edit source]

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

Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standing[edit | edit source]

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

Results[edit | edit source]

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

† Game awarded to Montreal because Crystals refused to continue.

Championship[edit | edit source]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Goalkeeper averages[edit | edit source]

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 leaders[edit | edit source]

Name Club GP G
Haviland Routh Montreal 8 19
Alfred Swift Quebec 8 11
R.Bradley Ottawa 8 11
Desse Brown Crystals 7 10
Chauncey Kirby Ottawa 8 10
Shirley Davidson Victorias 6 8
Billy Barlow Montreal 7 7
George Lowe Montreal 5 6
Murray Crystals 7 6
Archie Hodgson Montreal 8 6
Source

Coleman(1966) pp. 9–10

Montreal Hockey Club 1893 Stanley Cup champions[edit | edit source]

Roster

  Defensemen
  • Allan Cameron(coverpoint)
  • James Stewart(point - playing President)
  Goaltenders

Tom Paton


  Non-players

Stanley Cup Engraving

Montreal A.A.A.

  • 1893


Game Ads[edit | edit source]


See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
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AHAC Champions

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Succeeded by
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1894
Preceded by
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Stanley Cup Champions

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Preceded by
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  1. Senior Championship Trophy. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2008-09-30.
  2. "Governor-General's Cup. A Handsome Trophy Was Presented to the M.A.A.A. last night.", Montreal Gazette, May 16, 1893, p. 8. 
  3. Diamond, p.14
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