The Winnipeg Victorias
were a former amateur
senior-level men's amateur ice hockey
team in Winnipeg, Manitoba
, organized in 1889. They played in the Manitoba Hockey Association
(MHA) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Victorias won the Stanley Cup
in February 1896, 1901 and January 1902 while losing the Cup in December 1896, February 1899, February 1900, March 1902, and February 1903. After the Stanley Cup became the professional championship, the Victorias continued in senior-level amateur play, winning the Allan Cup
in 1911 and 1912.
From 1889 until 1892, the Victorias played exhibitions and played against other Winnipeg teams. The Victorias played in the first match in Western Canada between organized hockey clubs on December 20, 1890 against the Winnipeg Hockey Club
at the Street Railway Rink in Winnipeg. The players were:Source:
The Victorias helped to found the Manitoba association in 1893. The Victorias first won the Stanley Cup
in 1896, defeated the Montreal Victorias
in a single-game challenge 2-0 on February 14, 1896 in Montreal. In the rematch, Winnipeg lost to Montreal in a single-game challenge 5-6 on December 30, 1896 in Winnipeg.
In February 1899
, the Victorias would lose a two-game total goals series 5-3 against Montreal. In their next chance, the Victorias defeated Montreal Shamrocks
in a two-game, total goals series 4-3, 2-1 (6-4) on January 29 and 31, 1901 in Montreal. The Victorias held the trophy, winning the... Read More