1896–97 Ottawa Hockey Club
League 2nd AHAC
1896–97 record 5–3–0
 Team information
Captain Fred Chittick
Arena Dey's Skating Rink
Team leaders
Goals Alf Smith (12)
Goals against average Fred Chittick (2.3)
<1895–96 1897–98>


The 1896–97 Ottawa Hockey Club season was the club's 12th season of play. Ottawa placed second in the league.

Contents:
Regular seasonPlayoffsPlayer statsAwards and records - Transactions
Draft picksFarm teamsSee alsoReferences


Team business[edit | edit source]

Directors
  • P. D. Ross - Honorary president
  • A. Z. Palmer - Honorary vice-president
  • S. M. Rogers - President
  • C. Kirby - Vice-president
  • J. P. Dickson - Secretary
  • G. P. Murphy - Treasurer
  • F. C. Chittick - Captain
  • W. A. Cox, H. Westwick, Fred White - Executive committee

Source: "Sports of all sorts", The Globe, November 14, 1896, p. 26. 

Season[edit | edit source]

Highlights[edit | edit source]

Fred Chittick was the league's leading goaltender, only allowing 2.3 goals per game. Former captains Chauncy Kirby and Herbert Russell retired from the team.

The Ottawa club moved to the new Dey's Skating Rink. In the first game in the new rink, it was inaugurated with the Governor General, the Earl of Aberdeen and his wife, the Countess of Aberdeen in attendance.[1]

Final Standing[edit | edit source]

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Montreal Victorias
8
7
1
0
48
26
Ottawa
8
5
3
0
25
18
Montreal
8
5
3
0
31
26
Quebec
8
2
6
0
22
46
Montreal Shamrocks
8
1
7
0
27
37

Game log[edit | edit source]

Day Visitor Score Home Score Record
January
9 Shamrocks 1 Ottawa 4 1–0
16 Quebec 1 Ottawa 4 2–0
30† Ottawa 0 Montreal 1 2–1†
February
6 Victorias 4 Ottawa 2 2–1
13 Ottawa 3 Victorias 1 3–1
17‡ Ottawa 4 Montreal 0 4–1
20 Montreal 4 Ottawa 3 4–2
27 Ottawa 1 Quebec 4 4–3
March
6 Ottawa 4 Shamrocks 3 5–3

Protested by Ottawa who scored the tying goal in last few seconds but the goal was disallowed by the referee. The protest was upheld and the game replayed.

Replay of January 30 protested game.

Goalkeeper Averages[edit | edit source]

Name GP GA SO Avg.
Fred Chittick 8 18 1 2.3

Scoring Leaders[edit | edit source]

Name GP G
Smith, Alf 8 12
Westwick, Harry 8 6
Charlie Spittal 7 3
A. Living 2 2
M. Smith 5 2

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Shamrocks v. Ottawa", The Ottawa Citizen, January 9, 1987, p. 5. 
  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc.. 
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