Year 1889


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) returning for play. The Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) returned for another season of play.

New Leagues


Leagues in Operation

Year 6 of play in the Montreal Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament (MWCHT) took place135 years ago.

Year 3 of play in the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) took place 135 years ago.

Leagues that Folded


League Champions and Other Events

Hockey League Champions in 1889