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The 1887 AHAC season was the inaugural season of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada. Play was in challenges. The Montreal Crystals won the final challenge of the season to win the Canadian championship and first league championship.
The AHAC was organized on December 8, 1886
- Messrs. J. G. Monk, J. Arnton and J. Muir, Montreal Victorias
- Thomas D. Green and Hamilton, Ottawa
- C. H. Macnutt, Holden and Wylde, McGill College
- E. Sheppard and Wm. Barlow, Montreal AAA
- R. Laing and McCaffrey, Crystals
- President—Mr. Thomas D. Green, Ottawa.
- First Vice-president—Mr. J. Arnton, Victorias.
- Second Vice-President—Mr. R. Laing, Crystals.
- Secretary-treasurer—Mr. E. Stevenson, Victorias.
- Council—Messrs. James Stewart, Crystals; J. G. Monk, Victorias; H. A. Budden, McGill; E. Sheppard, M.A.A.A., and Percy Myles, Ottawa.
The season's final match, held in the Victoria Rink on March 11 ended 3–2 for Montreal Crystals over the Montreal Victorias. The Vics had won the previous two meetings between the clubs. The Crystals changed their lineup, replacing F. Dowd, R. Laing and J. McGoldrick. The Crystals took the early lead on two goals by S. McQuisten. The Vics appeared to score a goal, but it was ruled to be too high and did not count. In the second half, D. Brown, one of the replacements, scored the third for Crystals before two goals by T. Arnton made it close.
|Team||Games Played||Wins||Losses||Ties||Goals For||Goals Against|
|Montreal Victorias|| || || || || || |
|Montreal HC|| || || || || || |
|Montreal Crystals†|| || || || || || |
|Ottawa HC|| || || || || || |
|McGill University|| || || || || || |
† National Champion
Source: Ultimate Hockey
|January 6||Montreal Victorias||0||Montreal HC||4||Victoria Rink|
|January 7||Montreal Crystals||3||McGill||1||Crystal Rink|
|January 14||Montreal Crystals||0||Montreal Victorias||4||Crystal Rink|
|January 21||Montreal Victorias||5||Montreal HC||2||Victoria Rink|
|January 27||Montreal Victorias||5||Ottawa HC||1||Victoria Rink|
|February 4||Montreal Victorias||3||Montreal Crystals||0||Victoria Rink|
|March 4||Montreal Victorias||2||Montreal Crystals||1||Victoria Rink|
|March 11||Montreal Victorias||2||Montreal Crystals||3||Victoria Rink|
Montreal Crystals final champions of the season.
Source: Montreal Gazette
Winter Carnival TournamentEdit
In February, the Montreal teams of the AHAC participated in the Montreal Winter Carnival hockey tournament. The tournament, which was scheduled to play outdoors on an ice rink at the Ice Palace, was disrupted by two days of storms, and was not completed until February 25. During this time, no AHAC challenges were played.
|February 7||Montreal Victorias||2||Montreal HC||0||Ice Palace Rink|
|February 13||Montreal Victorias||6||McGill||0||Ice Palace Rink|
|February 15||Montreal Crystals||6||Montreal HC||3||Crystal Rink|
|February 21||Montreal Crystals||0||Montreal HC||1||Crystal Rink|
|February 23||Montreal Victorias||5||McGill||1||Crystal Rink|
|February 25||Montreal Victorias||0||Montreal HC||1||Crystal Rink|
Montreal HC wins Winter Carnival Tournament.
Source: Montreal Gazette
- Weir, Glen (1991). Ultimate Hockey. Stoddart Publishing.
| Succeeded by|
|Ottawa Hockey Club • Ottawa Senators (original) Seasons|
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Stanley Cup or other championships in bold.
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