Early Canadian Games

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This is a list of early ice hockey games played in Canada between 1875 and 1882. The Montreal Winter Carnival organized the first ice hockey tournament in the country (and the world) in 1883.

All of the games were played in Quebec, which was undoubtedly the cradle of Canadian hockey in this era. The Ottawa Hockey Club was the first team to be formed outside of Quebec in 1883. They made their competitive debut at the 1884 Montreal Winter Carnival.

Early Games

1875
1876
  • February 5, 1876: Montreal HC - Victoria SC 1:1
  • February 24, 1876: Blues - Reds 3:2
  • March 29, 1876: Montreal FC - McGill 6:0
1877
  • February 1, 1877: Victoria DC - Montreal HC 3:1
  • February 5 (also reported as Jan. 31), 1877: McGill - Montreal HC 2:1
  • February 26, 1877: Metropolitan Club - St. James' Club 3:0
  • March 19, 1877: Montreal HC - McGill 1:0
1878
  • February 5, 1878: McGill - Montreal HC 2:0
1879
  • January 15, 1879: Bachelors - Benedicts 5:2
  • February 28, 1879: McGill - Britannia Club 6:0
  • March 6, 1879: Montreal HC - McGill 2:0
1880
  • January 20, 1880: St. George's Snow Shoe Club - Montreal Snow Shoe Club 4:3
  • February 21, 1880: Lorne HC beat Crescent HC (Quebec City)
1881
  • January 22, 1881: Quebec HC - Montreal HC 2:0
  • February 5, 1881: Montreal HC - Quebec HC 4:1
  • February 19, 1881: Victoria SC (Gardner) - Victoria SC (Boyd) 1:1
  • February 23, 1881: McGill Science - McGill Arts 4:1
1882
  • January 20, 1882: McGill - Quebec HC 0:0
  • January 21, 1882: Victoria HC - Quebec HC 0:0
  • February 16, 1882: Quebec HC - Victoria HC 2:0

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