Year 1893


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.

The Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston purchased and donated a championship bowl for the top Hockey team to play for in the Dominion of Canada. The Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (DHCC), was purchased for ten guineas and became a symbol of Hockey supremacy that carries on to the current day.

New Leagues

While not organized as a League, Lord Stanley’s Dominion Challenge Cup (DHCC) was a new competition that invited top Hockey teams from across Canada to compete against each other. The first competition for the Stanley Cup took place 131 years ago.

Leagues in Operation

Year 7 of play in the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) took place 131 years ago.

Year 1 of play for the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (DHCC) took place 131 years ago.

Leagues that Folded


League Champions and Other Events

Hockey League Champions in 1893