Year 1883


It is the beginning of organized sports leagues in North America. In the United States we see Baseball have a number of different leagues including the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs (NL) in play. Across the border in Canada, we see the new sport of Ice Hockey making its mark.

Hockey brings us the first Proto-League established outside of Baseball and the United States, with the Montreal Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament (MWCHT) playing for the first-time ever.

New Leagues

The first-ever Proto-League for Hockey was created when the Montreal Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament (MWCHT) was established 140 years ago.

Leagues in Operation

Year 1 of play in the Montreal Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament (MWCHT) took place 140 years ago.

Leagues that Folded


League Champions and Other Events

Hockey League Champions in 1883

Other Sports News: The Year in Sports Leagues in 1883