Montreal Victorias win Stanley Cup

Victorias from Montreal were the champions for the third consecutive season in the Amateur Hockey Association.

The Vics accepted a challenge from the Ottawa Capitals, winners of the Central Canada Hockey Association. What was originally billed as a three-game series, ended up being much shorter. Stanley Cup trustees ended the series after one game because both teams were unevenly matched. Montreal had won the opener 15-2.

Prior to the season, Victorias would play Ottawa Capitals of the CCHA in a single-elimination game on December 27, 1897, winning 15–2. It was originally scheduled as the first best-of-three challenge, but the series ended after the first game because the Victorias clearly was the superior team with a 15–2 victory and the Ottawa team withdrew its challenge.

Prior to the season, Victorias would play Ottawa Capitals of the CCHA in a single-elimination game on December 27, 1897, winning 15-2. It was originally scheduled as the first best-of-three challenge, but the series ended after the first game because the Victorias clearly was the superior team with a 15-2 victory and the Ottawa team withdrew its challenge.

December 27, 1897 Montreal Victorias 15 - 2 Ottawa Capitals Victoria Rink
Ottawa (2) at Montreal (15) Wilmot G Gordon Lewis Lafleur P Hartland MacDougall E. Murphy CP Mike Grant, P. Murphy F Robert McDougall O'Connor F Graham Drinkwater McGuire F Shirley Davidson Baldwin F Cam Davidson