Year 1890


It is a new decade of organized sports leagues in North America. While 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 Ice Hockey making its mark. The first Elite League established outside of Baseball, the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) returns for another season of play.

New Leagues


Leagues in Operation

Year 4 of play in the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) took place 134 years ago.

Leagues that Folded

The Montreal Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament (MWCHT) folded 134 years ago.

League Champions and Other Events

Hockey League Champions in 1890
  • Canada establishes the first governing Hockey Associations to support the development of players. The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA), Ottawa Hockey Association (OttHA), and Central Canada Hockey Association (CCHA) are formed to establish rules and development leagues.