1897 Montreal Victorias


History[edit | edit source]

The Montreal Victorias were formed in 1881 and were the second hockey club to be formed (after McGill University). They played out of the Victoria Rink.

From 1886 through 1908 the Victorias played in the various major leagues. They won the Stanley Cup in 1895, 1897, 1898, and 1899.

After 1908 the team wanted to remain amateur and left the professional major leagues. It joined first the Interprovincial Hockey League for the two seasons that it played and then became part of the Interprovincial Hockey Union. The union was not a good draw in Montreal so the Victorias joined the very popular Montreal City Hockey League until it, too, folded in 1923.

From then on the Victorias played in the main senior league in Quebec, whatever its name and makeup was.

In 1924-25 the Victorias won the Quebec senior title but lost the Eastern Canada semi final.

In 1926-27, the team was the first Canadian ice hockey team to tour Europe in a non-Olympic year (See 1926-27 Montreal Victorias).

In 1927-28, the Victorias made it all the way to the Allan Cup final which they lost.

The Victoria Rink was closed in 1937. The team ceased operation in 1939.

Season-by-Season records[edit | edit source]

Prior to 1893–94, season play was arranged in challenges, exhibitions or tournaments.

Major Leagues[edit | edit source]

Leagues:

  • AHAC = Amateur Hockey Association of Canada
  • CAHL = Canadian Amateur Hockey League
  • ECAHA = Eastern Canadian Amateur Hockey Association


Season League Games W L T GF GA Pts Standing Playoffs
1893–94 AHAC 8 5 3 0 36 20 10 1st(tie) Lost 3–2 to Montreal HC in Stanley Cup playoff.
1894–95 AHAC 8 6 2 0 12 35 20 1st Won Stanley Cup as AHAC champions.
1895–96 AHAC 8 7 1 0 14 41 24 1st Lost Stanley Cup in challenge to Winnipeg Victorias.
1896–97 AHAC 8 7 1 0 14 48 26 1st Won Stanley Cup in challenge vs. Winnipeg.
Defended as AHAC champions.
1897–98 AHAC 8 8 0 0 16 53 33 1st Defended Stanley Cup in challenge vs. Ottawa Capitals
Defended as AHAC champions
1898–99 CAHL 8 6 2 0 12 44 23 2nd Defended Stanley Cup in challenge vs. Winnipeg Victorias

Lost Stanley Cup to CAHL league champions Montreal Shamrocks.

1899–1900 CAHL 8 2 6 0 4 44 55 4th --
1900–01 CAHL 8 4 3 1 9 45 32 2nd --
1901–02 CAHL 8 4 4 0 8 36 25 3rd --
1902–03 CAHL 8 6 2 0 12 48 33 2nd --
1903–04 CAHL 8 5 3 0 10 75 48 2nd --
1904–05 CAHL 10 9 1 0 18 64 32 1st Did not play challenge for Stanley Cup
1905–06 ECAHA 10 6 4 0 12 76 73 3rd --
1906–07 ECAHA 10 6 4 0 12 101 70 3rd --
1907–08 ECAHA 10 4 6 0 8 73 78 5th --

Interprovincial Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1908–09 6 4 2 0 8 57 38 2nd out of playoffs
1909–10 6 4 2 0 8 46 33 Tied 1st Lost Final

Interprovincial Hockey Union[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1910-11 6 0 6 0 0 34 68 4th out of playoffs
1911–12 - - - - - - - 1st/Montreal Lost Final

Montreal City Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1913–14 10 8 2 0 16 36 14 1st Lost Art Ross Cup Final
1914–15 10 7 3 0 14 - - 3rd out of playoffs
1915–16 10 7 2 1 15 29 17 3rd out of Playoffs
1918–19 8 5 3 0 10 - - 4th out of playoffs
1919–20 7 5 2 0 10 - - 2nd Won Final Lost Provincial Final
1920–21 7 3 4 0 6 21 27 6th out of Playoffs
1921–22 7 5 1 1 11 44 18 Tied 1st Lost Final
1922–23 10 8 2 0 16 57 17 2nd out of playoffs

Eastern Canada Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1923–24 12 8 4 0 16 - - 1st Lost Final
1924–25 15 12 2 1 25 - - 1st Lost Eastern Semi Final

Senior Group[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1925-26 10 7 3 0 14 21 17 2nd Lost Final
1926-27 12 6 5 1 13 39 29 2nd Lost Semi Final

Montreal Senior Group[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1927–28 9 6 1 2 14 41 11 1st Won Provincial Final Lost Allan Cup
1928–29 8 5 2 1 11 29 9 1st Lost Provincial Final
1929–30 10 5 3 2 12 20 13 2nd Lost Final
1930–31 11 3 6 2 8 14 19 4th out of playoffs
1931–32 11 2 7 2 6 23 41 4th out of playoffs
1932–33 12 5 6 1 11 28 37 4th out of playoffs
1933–34 12 3 7 2 12 29 44 6th out of playoffs
1934–35 12 3 7 2 16 40 45 6th out of playoffs
1935–36 22 8 9 5 22 66 80 5th out of playoffs
1936–37 20 7 12 3 18 58 65 6th out of playoffs

Quebec Senior Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1937-38 22 8 10 4 22 65 76 4th Lost Semi Final
1938-39 22 5 12 5 16 - - 6th out of playoffs

Junior team[edit | edit source]

The Victorias also entered a junior team in the major Quebec league - the Junior Amateur Hockey Association - for many years. For more detail please see Montreal Victorias (junior).

Victorias who played in the NHL[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

1926-27 Montreal Victorias

This was the first Canadian team to tour Europe aside from Olympics teams.

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