It was the second ice hockey league organized in Canada, after one in Kingston, Ontario started in Prior to its founding, the Canadian championship was determined in a tournament in Montreal. It is the first championship ice hockey league. A meeting was called, for those in favour of the formation of a Dominion hockey association, for the evening of 8 December Monk of the Victoria Hockey Club was asked to send a written invitation to Ottawa Hockey Club and the Quebec Hockey Club , asking each to send a representative to the meeting, Only Ottawa had responded.
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Amateur Hockey Leagues formed the basis of hockey as we know it today. Starting with the Amateur Hockey Association in we look at these leagues and their history over time. Most hockey historians trace the modern game back to the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada This league is also sometimes referred to as the Dominion Hockey Association. The league was formed and played under the rules of the times, including no forwrd passing, seven players and a goaltender who had to remain upright.
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Its jurisdiction included senior ice hockey leagues and the Allan Cup , junior ice hockey leagues and the Memorial Cup , amateur minor ice hockey leagues in Canada, and choosing the representative of the Canada men's national ice hockey team. The desire to set up a national body for hockey came from the Allan Cup trustees who were unable to keep up with organizing its annual challenges. The Allan Cup then became recognized as the annual championship for amateur senior ice hockey in Canada.