This article is about the senior team. For the junior team, please see Montreal AAA (junior).
The Montreal AAA (Amateur Hockey Association) was a senior team in Montreal.
The team was first formed in 1885.
It was sometimes known as the Winged Wheelers which was the symbol of its bike team. This name was actually the inspiration for the Detroit Red Wings name. The Wings were owned by a former member of the AAA - Bruce Norris.
Montreal AAA actually won the first Stanley Cup in 1892-93.
It joined the Interprovincial Hockey League and its successor the Interprovincial Hockey Union from 1908 to 1913 but this was not successful at the gate. Montreal AAA then jumped to the Montreal City Hockey League (MCHL).
The MCHL wsa not eligible for the Allan Cup but there was the Art Ross Cup for the Quebec champion. The AAA won that cup in 1914-15. The team took a break from 1916 to 1918 when World War I caused a shortage of hockey players.
After the war the MCHL was eligible for the Allan Cup. The AAA played for six seasons but never won the title. This time it took a beark for three years from 1924-27.
Finally in 1929-30 the AAA won the Quebec senior championship and went all the way to win the 1929-30 Allan Cup Final - the first Quebec team to do so. They went on to win another Quebec title in 1931-32.
By this time senior hockey had become semi-pro which conflicted with the amateur in AAA. The hockey team was split off from the organization and became the Montreal Royals.
|1908-09||6||3||3||0||6||44||43||3rd||out of playoffs|
|1909-10||6||1||5||0||2||35||73||4th||out of playoffs|
|1910-11||6||2||4||0||4||39||51||3rd Central||out of playoffs|
|1912-13||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1st Central||Lost Semi Final|
|1913-14||9||6||2||1||13||23||14||2nd||out of playoffs|
|1914-15||10||9||1||0||18||-||-||1st||Won & Lost Art Ross Cup|
|1915-16||10||8||2||0||16||36||16||2nd||Won Final, Lost Art Ross Cup|
|1918-19||9||1||7||1||3||-||-||5th||out of playoffs|
|1920-21||6||5||1||0||10||31||16||2nd||Lost Semi Final|
|1921-22||7||2||5||0||4||27||39||6th||out of playoffs|
|1922-23||10||2||8||0||4||24||34||5th||out of playoffs|
|1923-24||8||1||7||0||2||-||-||5th||out of playoffs|
|1927-28||9||1||7||1||3||13||39||4th||out of playoffs|
|1928-29||8||4||3||1||9||15||17||2nd||out of playoffs|
|1929-30||10||9||0||1||19||28||6||1st||Won Final, Quebec, East & Allan Cup|
|1931-32||11||6||2||3||15||28||14||2nd||Won Final, Won Quebec, Lost East Final|
The hockey team was now split off from the Montreal AAA and became the Montreal Royals.