Hockey: Canada's Royal Winter Game/The Montreal Hockey Club of Montreal
CAPT. HUGH BAIRD
Montreal Hockey Club.
THE MONTREAL HOCKEY CLUB
WAS organized in 1884, two years after the Victorias had formed. Their record is the best of any team in Canada. Winning the senior championship in 1888, they held it until 1894 inclusively.
The Montrealers were the first possessors of the Stanley Cup, it being presented to them in 1893.
In 1896 the Montreal and Shamrock teams journeyed to the United States, and played matches in Washington, Baltimore and New York.
In the fifteen years of their existence the senior team has won the championship seven times, and the intermediates just as often.