Category: Canadian Amateur Hockey League

Canadian Amateur Hockey League, 1899

In 1899, the Canadian Amateur Hockey League replaced the AHAC as the premier hockey league. This was created following a conflict within the AHAC, leading for the first Hockey Schism.

The CAHL was started by the top division teams from the AHAC, . The Montreal Hockey Club, Montreal Shamrocks, Montreal Victorias, Quebec Hockey Club, and the Ottawa Hockey Club participated in a balanced, round-robin league schedule.

The first season played in 1899 (played from January 7 to March 4) saw The Montreal Shamrocks win the Championship. 1899 was the seventh year that the Dominion Challenge Cup was awarded. The Montreal Shamrocks also was awarded the Cup by winning a cup challenge game against the Ottawa Capitals of the Central Canada Hockey Association (CCHA).

IceHockeyLeagues.com Premier-League Championship Points span to 1883-99
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Montreal Hockey Club 9 (1885-86, 88-94) 30
Montreal Victorias 5 (1884, 95-98) 20
Montreal Shamrocks 1 (1899) 4 (+4)
Montreal Crystals 1 (1887) 4
McGill University 1 (1883) 2

The CAHL was the second premier Ice Hockey league, formed by four Quebec-based teams plus Ottawa. These five teams all played in the MWC Tournament and AHAC so that tournament and league are the direct predecessors to the CAHL for historical and statistical purposes.

Canadian Amateur Hockey League, 1900

In 1900, the Canadian Amateur Hockey League played its second season, having replaced the AHAC as the premier hockey league in 1899. This was created following a conflict within the AHAC, leading for the first Hockey Schism.

The CAHL was started by the top division teams from the AHAC, . The Montreal Hockey Club, Montreal Shamrocks, Montreal Victorias, Quebec Hockey Club, and the Ottawa Hockey Club participated in a balanced, round-robin league schedule.

The second season played in 1900 (played from January 6 to March 10) saw The Montreal Shamrocks win the Championship. 1900 was the eighth year that the Dominion Challenge Cup was awarded. The Montreal Shamrocks also retained the Cup by winning playoff games against the Winnipeg Victorias of the Manitoba Hockey Association (MHA) and the Halifax Crescents of the Maritimes Professional Hockey League (MaPHL) before winning the CAHL regular season.

IceHockeyLeagues.com Premier-League Championship Points span to 1883-1900
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Montreal Hockey Club 9 (1885-86, 88-94) 30
Montreal Victorias 5 (1884, 95-98) 20
Montreal Shamrocks 2 (1899-1900) 8 (+4)
Montreal Crystals 1 (1887) 4
McGill University 1 (1883) 2

The CAHL was the second premier Ice Hockey league, formed by four Quebec-based teams plus Ottawa. These five teams all played in the MWC Tournament and AHAC so that tournament and league are the direct predecessors to the CAHL for historical and statistical purposes.

Canadian Amateur Hockey League, 1901

In 1901, the Canadian Amateur Hockey League played its third season, having replaced the AHAC as the premier hockey league in 1899. This was created following a conflict within the AHAC, leading for the first Hockey Schism.

The CAHL was started by the top division teams from the AHAC, . The Montreal Hockey Club, Montreal Shamrocks, Montreal Victorias, Quebec Hockey Club, and the Ottawa Hockey Club participated in a balanced, round-robin league schedule.

The third season played in 1901 (played from January 5 to March 5) saw The Ottawa Hockey Club win the Championship. 1901 was the ninth year that the Dominion Challenge Cup was awarded. It was the previous season’s winner, the Montreal Shamrocks that had to defend the Cup against the Winnipeg Victorias of the Manitoba Hockey Association (MHA).

IceHockeyLeagues.com Premier-League Championship Points span to 1883-1901
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Montreal Hockey Club 9 (1885-86, 88-94) 30
Montreal Victorias 5 (1884, 95-98) 20
Montreal Shamrocks 2 (1899-1900) 8
Ottawa Hockey Club 1 (1901) 4 (+4)
Montreal Crystals 1 (1887) 4
McGill University 1 (1883) 2

The CAHL was the second premier Ice Hockey league, formed by four Quebec-based teams plus Ottawa. These five teams all played in the MWC Tournament and AHAC so that tournament and league are the direct predecessors to the CAHL for historical and statistical purposes.

Canadian Amateur Hockey League, 1902

In 1902, the Canadian Amateur Hockey League played its fourth season, having replaced the AHAC as the premier hockey league in 1899. This was created following a conflict within the AHAC, leading for the first Hockey Schism.

The CAHL was started by the top division teams from the AHAC, . The Montreal Hockey Club, Montreal Shamrocks, Montreal Victorias, Quebec Hockey Club, and the Ottawa Hockey Club participated in a balanced, round-robin league schedule.

The fourth season played in 1902 (played from January 5 to March 1) saw The Montreal Hockey Club win the Championship. 1902 was the tenth year that the Dominion Challenge Cup was awarded. The Montreal Hockey Club issued a cup challenge against the Winnipeg Victorias of the Manitoba Hockey Association (MHA), and successfully defeated them in a best of three challenge series.

IceHockeyLeagues.com Premier-League Championship Points span to 1883-1902
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Montreal Hockey Club 10 (1885-86, 88-94, 1902) 34 (+4)
Montreal Victorias 5 (1884, 95-98) 20
Montreal Shamrocks 2 (1899-1900) 8
Ottawa Hockey Club 1 (1901) 4
Montreal Crystals 1 (1887) 4
McGill University 1 (1883) 2

The CAHL was the second premier Ice Hockey league, formed by four Quebec-based teams plus Ottawa. These five teams all played in the MWC Tournament and AHAC so that tournament and league are the direct predecessors to the CAHL for historical and statistical purposes.

Canadian Amateur Hockey League, 1903

In 1903, the Canadian Amateur Hockey League played its fifth season, having replaced the AHAC as the premier hockey league in 1899. This was created following a conflict within the AHAC, leading for the first Hockey Schism.

The CAHL was started by the top division teams from the AHAC, . The Montreal Hockey Club, Montreal Shamrocks, Montreal Victorias, Quebec Hockey Club, and the Ottawa Hockey Club participated in a balanced, round-robin league schedule.

The fifth season played in 1903 (played from January 3 to February 28) saw The Ottawa Hockey Club (also known as the Silver Seven) win the Championship. following a two game, total-goals play off with the Montreal Victorias.

1903 was the eleventh year that the Dominion Challenge Cup was awarded. The Montreal Hockey Club (1902’s CAHL champion) issued a cup challenge against the Winnipeg Victorias of the Manitoba Hockey Association, and successfully defeated them in a best of three challenge series. It was during 1903 regular season play that the Montreal Hockey Club was usurped by the Ottawa Hockey Club who became the new Cup champions.

IceHockeyLeagues.com Premier-League Championship Points span to 1883-1903
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Montreal Hockey Club 10 (1885-86, 88-94, 1902) 34
Montreal Victorias 5 (1884, 95-98) 20
Montreal Shamrocks 2 (1899-1900) 8
Ottawa Hockey Club 2 (1901, 03) 8 (+4)
Montreal Crystals 1 (1887) 4
McGill University 1 (1883) 2

The CAHL was the second premier Ice Hockey league, formed by four Quebec-based teams plus Ottawa. These five teams all played in the MWC Tournament and AHAC so that tournament and league are the direct predecessors to the CAHL for historical and statistical purposes.

Canadian Amateur Hockey League, 1904

In 1904, the Canadian Amateur Hockey League played its sixth season, having replaced the AHAC as the premier hockey league in 1899. This was created following a conflict within the AHAC, leading for the first Hockey Schism.

The CAHL was started by the top division teams from the AHAC, . The Montreal Hockey Club, Montreal Shamrocks, Montreal Victorias, Quebec Hockey Club, and the Ottawa Hockey Club participated in a balanced, round-robin league schedule.

The sixth season played in 1904 (played from January 2 to February 24) saw The Quebec Hockey Club win the Championship. following a two game, total-goals play off with the Montreal Victorias. 1904 was the twelfth year that the Dominion Challenge Cup was awarded. The Quebec Hockey Club issued no challenges as the Ottawa Hockey Club left the CAHL partway through the season, taking their champion status with them. This resulted in a dispute. Quebec believed it was entitled to be crowned Cup Champion by virtue of their regular season win but the Cup trustees disagreed with them.

IceHockeyLeagues.com Premier-League Championship Points span to 1883-1904
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Montreal Hockey Club 10 (1885-86, 88-94, 1902) 34
Montreal Victorias 5 (1884, 95-98) 20
Montreal Shamrocks 2 (1899-1900) 8
Ottawa Hockey Club 2 (1901, 03) 8
Montreal Crystals 1 (1887) 4
Quebec Hockey Club 1 (1904) 4 (+4)
McGill University 1 (1883) 2

The CAHL was the second premier Ice Hockey league, formed by four Quebec-based teams plus Ottawa. These five teams all played in the MWC Tournament and AHAC so that tournament and league are the direct predecessors to the CAHL for historical and statistical purposes.

Canadian Amateur Hockey League, 1905

In 1905, the Canadian Amateur Hockey League played its seventh season, having replaced the AHAC as the premier hockey league in 1899. This was created following a conflict within the AHAC, leading for the first Hockey Schism.

The CAHL was started by the top division teams from the AHAC, . The Montreal Hockey Club, Montreal Shamrocks, Montreal Victorias, Quebec Hockey Club, and the Ottawa Hockey Club participated in a balanced, round-robin league schedule. In 1904 the Ottawa Hockey Club left the league partway through the season to join the rival Federal Amateur Hockey League (FAHL).

For the 1905 season the Ottawa Hockey Club wanted to return to the CAHL but only on the condition that fellow FAHL team, Montreal Wanderers be allowed to join. The CAHL refused as they disagreed with the Montreal Wanderers paying its players. The 1905 season saw two new Montreal based teams join, the Montreal Nationals who switched leagues from the FAHL and Montreal Westmount.

The seventh season played in 1905 (played from January 2 to March 11) saw The Montreal Victorias win the Championship. 1905 was the thirteenth year that the Dominion Challenge Cup was awarded. The Montreal Victorias issued a challenge against the Ottawa Hockey Club of the FAHL, but the trustees disagreed with the demanded format (The Victorias wanted a one or two game series while the trustees required a best of three series).

This would be the final year of the CAHL, with a new league being formed by the main teams of the CAHL and two teams from the FAHL including Ottawa that left in 1904. The new league would be called the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association (ECAHA).

IceHockeyLeagues.com Premier-League Championship Points span to 1883-1905
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Montreal Hockey Club 10 (1885-86, 88-94, 1902) 34
Montreal Victorias 6 (1884, 95-98, 1905) 25 (+5)
Montreal Shamrocks 2 (1899-1900) 8
Ottawa Hockey Club/Silver Seven 2 (1901, 03) 8
Montreal Crystals 1 (1887) 4
Quebec Hockey Club 1 (1904) 4
McGill University 1 (1883) 2

The CAHL was the second premier Ice Hockey league, formed by four Quebec-based teams plus Ottawa. These five teams all played in the MWC Tournament and AHAC so that tournament and league are the direct predecessors to the CAHL for historical and statistical purposes.