The 1901 Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL) season
lasted from January 5 until March 5. Teams played an eight game schedule. The Ottawa Hockey Club
was the league champion with a record of seven wins, no losses and a draw. The Montreal Shamrocks
lost a Stanley Cup
challenge during the season, so Ottawa did not inherit the Stanley Cup. The Club declined to challenge Winnipeg after the season.
- George R. James, Montreal (President)
- D. Watson, Quebec (1st Vice-President)
- J. W. Smith, Ottawa ( 2nd Vice-President)
- J. S. Bishop, Victorias (Secretary-Treasurer)
- C. Hart (Councillor)
The league adopted travelling expenses of $85 between Ottawa-Montreal, $100 between Montreal-Quebec and $125 between Ottawa-Quebec for the visiting teams to receive from the home team.
The league banned member teams from playing exhibition matches outside the league without league permission.
The Ottawa club would win the season, undefeated, with players Sixsmith, Westwick and Pulford starring.
Although Ottawa won the league championship, the Shamrocks had lost their challenge to Winnipeg and Ottawa would not be awarded the Cup. At first, Ottawa was intending to challenge Winnipeg for the Cup, but on February 27, 1901 announced that they would not do so that winter.... Read More