| ice hockey|
Montreal Hockey Club
| 7 Jan 1893 – 17 Mar 1893|
| Amateur Hockey Association of Canada|
January 7, 1893 – March 17, 1893
1894 AHAC season, 1895 AHAC season
The 1893 Amateur Hockey Association of Canada season lasted from January 7 until March 17. The Montreal Hockey Club was the league and Canadian champion for the sixth season in a row and was awarded the new Stanley Cup. As the first winners of the Cup they did not have to challenge for it.
1893 AHAC season Wikipedia
On December 15, 1892, the AHAC elected its officers for the season:President - F. M. S. Jenkins, Ottawa
1st Vice. Pres. - J. Crathern, Victorias
2nd Vice. Pres. - A. Laurie, Quebec
Secretary-Treasurer - J. A. Findlay, Montreal
Council - A. Ritchie, Crystals; G. Carpenter, Shamrocks; M. Costigan, McGill; A. Z. Palmer, Ottawa Rebels; J. Farwell, Sherbrooke
Ottawa and Quebec got into a dispute. Quebec protested their loss on January 21 in Quebec and refused to play in the return match until the protest was decided. The return match was scheduled for February but was not played until March 17. At the same time, Ottawa was in a dispute with the Ontario Hockey Association over the location of the final match for the Ontario championship. In the end, Ottawa seceded from the Ontario association.
† Game awarded to Montreal because Crystals refused to continue.
†† Birthday of the Champion.
Montreal HC won the championship for placing first in the regular season. This was Montreal HC's third straight championship since the Championship Trophy was inaugurated in 1891. According to the terms for the trophy, Montreal HC was allowed to keep the Trophy. A new version was struck for following seasons. The version won by Montreal is on display in the collection of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
As champions of the AHAC, the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (known today as the Stanley Cup) was to be awarded to Montreal as its inaugural champion. On May 15, 1893, Sheriff John Sweetland finally presented the trophy to the MAAA president J. A. Taylor during the MAAA annual meeting. Each player received a souvenir gold ring as a gift of the MAAA. Disputes between the Montreal HC and the MAAA kept the Cup in the MAAA hands until it was accepted by the Club on February 23, 1894.Source
Coleman(1966) pp. 9–10Montreal AAA