University of Buffalo Hockey Team
City of Buffalo Champions 1900
Goal - Baker
Point - Elliott
Cover Point - Millar
Forward - Wieland
Forward - Empey
Forward - Brown
forward - McGuire
The University of Buffalo won the senior division city championship on March 13, 1900 at the Broadway rink by defeating the Iroquois team. The score was 6 to 0. At half time the score was 3 to 0.
Outside of Buffalo Hockey Association league games, University of Buffalo played several other teams including clubs from Niagara on the Lake and Welland, Ontario. The U.B. team capped their standout season by defeating Cornell University by the score of 10-1 at the Broadway Rink in Buffalo on March 22, 1900.
By the winter of 1899-1900, the University of Buffalo had been playing organized Hockey for over 4 years. The city of Buffalo had clearly embraced the game. So on December 8, 1899, a new city hockey league was formed called the Buffalo Hockey Association. The Buffalo Hockey Association (B.H.A.) consisted of several local Hockey teams organized into two sections.
Section A – Iroquois Hockey Club, Crystal Hockey Club, Buffalo Hockey Club, University of Buffalo
Section B – Masten Park High School, Buffalo Tennis Club, Caledonia Hockey Club.
The B.H.A. was mostly a success although the clubs at times bickered and accused each other of using “ringers.” Games were played at the Broadway and Caledonia rinks. Both rinks had natural ice so warm spells caused the cancellation of games. The “Buffalo Hockey Club” failed to show up for several of its matches forfeiting several games and almost got thrown out of the league.
At the end of league play, the University of Buffalo team won the cup as city champions of the senior division (Section A) beating the Iroquois club 6-0 in the championship game.