The annual meeting of the Amateur Hockey Association was held in the Victoria Skating Rink, Montreal, on November 16, 1888. Representatives from most of the hockey clubs were present. The election for the ensuing year resulted as follows:
This season saw two teams from outside of Montreal and Ottawa to make challenges. Halifax(Dartmouth) had not challenged for the national championships before, while Quebec had played in the Montreal tournaments. McGill did not return to mount a challenge this year.
The Chebuctos would play two games against Quebec, losing 8–0 and 5–1.
|Team||Games Played||Wins||Losses||Ties||Goals For||Goals Against|
|Montreal Hockey Club†|| || || || || || |
|Montreal Crystals|| || || || || || |
|Montreal Victorias|| || || || || || |
|Quebec Hockey Club|| || || || || || |
|Halifax(Dartmouth) Chebuctos|| || || || || || |
† National Champion