Year 1888


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 and Elite Leagues established outside of Baseball and the United States, with the Montreal Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament (MWCHT) taking a hiatus as the the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) returned for another season of play, playing a balance schedule for the first time ever.

New Leagues


Leagues in Operation

Year 6 of play in the Montreal Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament (MWCHT) was on hiatus 136 years ago. The teams that made up the MWCHT decided to play a full, balanced season in the AHAC.

Year 2 of play in the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) took place 136 years ago.

Leagues that Folded


League Champions and Other Events

Hockey League Champions in 1888