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The 1897 Amateur Hockey Association of Canada season lasted from January 9 until March 6. Each team played 8 games, and Montreal Victorias were again first with a 7–1 record, retaining the Stanley Cup. The club won the Stanley Cup back from the Winnipeg Victorias prior to the season. This was their third-straight league championship.

ExecutiveEdit

  • J. A. Findlay, Montreal (President)
  • J. H. Dunbar, Quebec (1st. Vice-Pres.)
  • W. C. Young, Ottawa (2nd. Vice-Pres.)

At the annual meeting on December 12, 1896, the secretary reported that the association had lost all of its records in a fire, except for its minutes.

SeasonEdit

Rule ChangesEdit

  • No more than a 15 minute delay during a game
  • No raising the stick above the shoulder except for 'lifting.'
  • Executives were given the power to suspend club or player for foul play.
  • Protests of games had to be made within two days.

HighlightsEdit

Clare McKerrow of Montreal HC set a new record with six goals in the opening game against Quebec on January 9.

The Ottawa club moved to new Dey's Arena.

Final StandingEdit

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Montreal Victorias
8
7
1
0
48
26
Ottawa
8
5
3
0
25
18
Montreal
8
5
3
0
31
26
Quebec
8
2
6
0
22
46
Montreal Shamrocks
8
1
7
0
27
37

ResultsEdit

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Jan. 9 Shamrocks 1 Ottawa 4
9 Quebec 2 Montreal 8
12 Montreal 4 Victorias 5
16 Quebec 1 Ottawa 4
16 Shamrocks 2 Montreal 3
23 Victorias 6 Shamrocks 4
23 Montreal 4 Quebec 2
30† Ottawa 0 Montreal 1
30 Victorias 9 Quebec 4
Feb. 6 Victorias 4 Ottawa 2
6 Quebec 1 Shamrocks 9
10 Montreal 5 Shamrocks 1
13 Ottawa 3 Victorias 1
13 Shamrocks 3 Quebec 6
17‡ Ottawa 4 Montreal 0
20 Montreal 4 Ottawa 3
20 Quebec 2 Victorias 8
27 Victorias 7 Montreal 3
27 Ottawa 1 Quebec 4
Mar. 3 Shamrocks 4 Victorias 8
6 Ottawa 4 Shamrocks 3

Protested by Ottawa who scored the tying goal in last few seconds but the goal was disallowed by the referee. The protest was upheld and the game replayed.

Replay of January 30 protested game.

Goalkeeper AveragesEdit

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Chittick, Fred Ottawa 8 18 1 2.3
Lewis, Gordon Victorias 8 26 3.3
Collins, Herb Montreal 8 26 3.3
Pagnuello, E. Shamrocks 8 37 4.6
Stocking, Frank Quebec 6 25 5.8

Scoring LeadersEdit

Name Club GP G
McKerrow, Clare Montreal 8 12
Smith, Alf Ottawa 8 12
Barlow, Billy Montreal 8 10
McLea, Ernie Victorias 8 8
Dobby, John Shamrocks 8 7
Swift, Arthur E. Quebec 8 6
Westwick, Harry Ottawa 8 6
Davidson, Cam Victorias 6 5
Doyle, Pat Quebec 8 5
Horsfall, Herbert Montreal 8 5

Stanley Cup challengesEdit

Victorias vs. Winnipeg at WinnipegEdit

Prior to the season, Victorias would defeat the Winnipeg Victorias of the (Manitoba Hockey Association) 6–5, on December 30, 1896, to reclaim the Cup they had lost in the previous season to Winnipeg.

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
December 30, 1896Montreal Victorias6 – 5Winnipeg Victorias Granite Rink, Winnipeg
Montreal (6) at Winnipeg (5)
Gordon Lewis G George Merritt
Harold Henderson P Rod Flett
Mike Grant CP Charles Johnstone
Robert McDougall F Colin "Tote" Campbell
Grham Drinkwater 1 F Jack Armitage 1
Shirley Davidson 2 F Attie Howard 2
Ernest McLea 3 F Dan Bain 2

Referee - W. C. Young, Ottawa
Umpires - A. Shearer, Montreal; D. Clark, Winnipeg

Members of Montreal Victorias who won the Stanley Cup on December 30, 1896Edit

Roster

  Defensemen
  Goaltenders


  Non-players

W. Jack (President), Fred Meredith (Hon President), F.H. Wilson (Hon Vice President), P.M. Desterneak (Secretary/Treasurer), G.R. Hooper(Director).

Stanley Cup engraving

  • VICTORIAS
  • -- of --
  • MONTREAL
  • 1896
  • Winnipeg Feb 20th


Montreal Victorias 1897 Stanley Cup championsEdit

Roster

  Defensemen
  Goaltenders

Gordon Lewis(goal)


  Non-players
  • W. Jack(President), Fred Meredith (Hon. President), W. Grant (Vice President), F.H. Wilson (Hon. Vice President), P.M. Desterneck (Secretary/Treasurer)



Team PhotosEdit


Game AdsEdit


Preceded by
Winnipeg Victorias
1896
Montreal Victorias
Stanley Cup Champions

1897
Succeeded by
Montreal Victorias
1898
Preceded by
1896
AHAC seasons
1897
Succeeded by
1898
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