This was the 1896-97 season of the American Amateur Hockey League, the league's first season:

The league was founded in November, 1896, in New York City with four teams:

The first two teams played out of the St. Nicholas Rink in Manhattan while the others played out of the Claremont Avenue Rink in Brooklyn.

Each of the four teams played two games against each of the others. The New York AC won the season.


Standings[edit | edit source]

Regular season GP W L T GF GA Pts
New York AC 6 6 0 0 60 4 12
New York St. Nicholas 6 4 2 0 44 7 8
Brooklyn Skating Club 6 2 4 0 13 47 4
Brooklyn Crescent 6 0 6 0 3 62 0


Games[edit | edit source]

  • December 16 St. Nicholas 16 Brooklyn Skating 0
  • December 22 New York AC 22 Crescent 0
  • January 5 New York AC 14 Brooklyn Skating 0
  • January 14 St. Nicholas 7 Crescent 0
  • January 26 Brooklyn Skating 2 Crescent 2
  • January 30 New York AC 3 St. Nicholas 2
  • February 16 New York AC 11 Crescent 0
  • February 23 St. Nicholas 8 Brooklyn Skating 0
  • February 26 Brooklyn Skating 7 Crescent 0 (replay of Jan. 26 tie)
  • March 2 New York AC 7 Brooklyn Skating 1
  • March 4 St. Nicholas 10 Crescent 1
  • March 9 Brooklyn Skating 3 Crescent 0
  • March 23 New York AC 3 St. Nicholas 1


Team Photos[edit | edit source]


Game Ads[edit | edit source]

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