Ottawa Hockey Club
Ontario Hockey Association Champions 1891, 1892.
They would win again in 1893.
- Ottawa would also win the AHAC championship on January 10, and hold it until March 7, 1892.
The Club would play in the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada / AHAC, the Ontario Hockey Association / OHA and inter-city play.
L to R - Albert Morel (goaltender), Halder Kirby (doctor and club co-founder), Weldy Young, Frank Jenkins (club co-founder), Chauncey Kirby, Hugh "Vert" Russel (captain), Reg Bradley, J. W. Smith.
Lord Stanley had watched this team play many times, and as it turned out, he realized there was no trophy at that time for the Dominion of Canada, and at the conclusion of the 1891-92 ice Hockey season, had his aid Lord Kilcoursie announce at a celebration dinner for the Ottawa Hockey Club at Ottawa's Russell House hotel on March 18, 1892 - "I have for some time been thinking that it would be a good thing if there were a challenge cup which would be held by the champion hockey team in the Dominion. There does not appear to be any such outward and visible sign of a championship at present, and considering the general interest which the matches now elicit, and in the importance of having the games played fairly and under rules generally recognized, I am willing to give a cup, which shall be held from year to year by the winning team.
I am not quite certain that the present regulations governing the arrangement of matches give entire satisfaction, and it would be worth considering whether they could not be arranged so that each team would play once at home and once at the play where their opponents hail from."
NOTE - The Ottawa Hockey Club wore Hockey sweaters with the logo of a Triskelion.
A triskelion is the symbol of the Isle of Man, Brittany, where James Stanley (Stanley Family), 10th Earl of Derby was a ruler.
As Christianity came into the forefront in Ireland before the 5th century, AD, the triskele took on new meaning, as a symbol of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, therefore, also a symbol of eternity.
Its popularity continues today as a decorative symbol of faith for Christians of Celtic descent around the world.