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An obscure notice in the McGill Gazette announces the formation of a hockey team at the university in 1877. The McGill club went on to win the hockey tournament, and the Birks Cup, at the first Montreal Winter Carnival in 1883.
At a meeting of students held for the purpose, a Hockey Club was formed, the following students being selected officers: President, A.D. Taylor; Captain, Harry Abbott; Secretary and Treasurer, R.J. Howard. Committee: Fred. Torrance, Lorne Campbell, W. Redpath. A few members had a game on Wednesday, 31st January.