The MHC, in fact, first refused the awarding of the Cup unless it was the acknowledged winner, but the players were later placated by gifts, most notably rings (engraved MHC), recognizing their achievement. The only conditions attached to the cup would be submitted officially at the annual meeting of the Hockey association, and it was expected that the conditions would be agreeable to all clubs concerned.
The Montreal AAA's motta was "Jungor Ut Implear" - "I am joined in the club in order that I may compete." today, the Peel St. Sweetland to the meeting as the representative of the Earl of Derby. Sweetland said it gave him the greatest pleasure to meet the members of the M. The last season, however, the Governor-General thought that the Montreal was justly entitled to the championship trophy.
By day, Paton was a manufacturer's agent and by night he was active in the MAAA. Cover point Allan Cameron was a tea and butter merchant for the makers of "Lieblings liquid extract and tonic invigorator." Haviland Routh led the league in goals with 12 in just 7 games. Alex Kingam was a book keeper, a seldom used sub at forward.
The AAA were awarded the Cup based on a first place finish of an 8 game schedule. And the Ottawa people were always satisfied that they had always received fair play. Sweetland would much sooner see the cup in Ottawa, but after the Capital he preferred to see Montreal hold it. After a couple more congratulatory speeches the audience wanted to know if there was anything the matter with Mr.Once the AAA had been declared the official holders of the Stanley Cup, under the rules laid out by Lord Stanley, any Canadian hockey team could challenge for the trophy, but no team dared. Then came the presentation of souvenir rings to the members of the Montreal Hockey team, who have held the championship for seven years in succession. Lowe, Barlow, Routh, Paton, Stewart, Hodgson, Cameron, Kingan and Irvine.Consequently, the silver bowl donated for hockey supremacy remained in Montreal. The 1893 Montreal Amateur Athletic club would go on to form amateur hockey's first dynasty, with several Cup victories in the coming decade.Here is an article from the May 16, 1893 Montreal Gazette: The annual meeting of the Montreal Amateur Athletic association took place last night. Maltby led a handsome looking elderly gentleman to the platform, accompanied by a mahogany box. Taylor took the chair, and on the platform were Messrs. It was and encouraging sign of the times to see how enthusiastic were all those who attended, and how thoroughly they approved of the work done by the directors in the past year. The gentleman proved to be Sheriff Sweetland, of Ottawa and the box contained the Governor-General's hockey trophy.