Year 1899


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 Canadian Amateur Hockey League replaces the the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada as the new Elite League for Hockey. Competition for top talent in Hockey remains as the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League, as a Top Player League, returns for play after a two year hiatus.

The Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston donated a championship bowl in 1893 (131 years ago) for the top Hockey team to play for in the Dominion of Canada. The Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (DHCC), returns for another season on play. The bowl was purchased for ten guineas and became a symbol of Hockey supremacy that carries on to the current day.

The Western Pennsylvania Hockey League (WPHL) finally returns to play after two full and one partial seasons being shuttered due to fire.

New Leagues

The Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL) was formed 124 years ago, to replace the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) when the member clubs disagreed with admitting certain teams to the league.

Leagues in Operation

Year 7 of play for the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (DHCC) took place 126 years ago.

Year 2 of play for the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League (WPHL) took place 126 years ago.

Year 1 of play for the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL) took place 125 years ago.

Leagues that Folded

The  Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) folded when its teams left to create the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL), 125 years ago.

League Champions and Other Events

Hockey League Champions in 1899