|1893 AHAC season|
|League||Amateur Hockey Association of Canada|
|Duration||January 7, 1893 – March 17, 1893|
|Number of teams||5|
|Champion||Montreal Hockey Club|
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 new Stanley Cup without any competition by virtue of their status as AHAC champion.
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
Ottawa and Quebec got into a dispute. Quebec protested their loss on January 21 in Quebec and refused to play in the return match until the protest was decided. The return match was scheduled for February but was not played until March 17. At the same time, Ottawa was in a dispute with the Ontario Hockey Association over the location of the final match for the Ontario championship. In the end, Ottawa seceded from the Ontario association.
|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|
|Quebec Hockey Club||8||2||5||1||23||46|
† Game awarded to Montreal because Crystals refused to continue.
†† Montreal clinches league championship.
Source: Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1.
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. 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. 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.
Coleman(1966) pp. 9–10
Stanley Cup engraving
1893 Montreal Amateur Athletic Association
Coaching and administrative staff
- Harry Shaw (Manager/Secretary-Treasurer).
- James Taylor (President of Hockey Club) (Missing from team picture)
- ^Unknown who played Center, Rover, Right Wing and Left Wing, so the players are listed as forwards
Stanley Cup engraving
- Montreal AAA
References and notes
- Coleman, Charles L. (1966) . The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. pp. 8–12.
- Diamond, Dan, ed. (1992). The Official National Hockey League Stanley Cup centennial book. Toronto, Ontario: McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 0-7710-2803-2.
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1-55168-261-3.