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Montreal Amateur Athletic Association is an athletic association located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was renamed as the Club Sportif MAA or just MAA (Montreal MAA) in 1999 after a brush with bankruptcy, but is still widely known as the MAAA.
The current clubhouse was opened in 1905, on Peel street in downtown Montreal, in the current commercial district. Until the revival in 1999, the club was solely member financed, and this caused problems as the member population aged and dropped out. The high taxes on the clubhouse property in central Montreal exacerbated their problems.
- 1881 M.A.A.A. results from the merger of the Montreal Snowshoe Club , the Lacrosse Club and the Montreal Bicycle Club
- 1893 M.A.A.A. hockey team wins the first Stanley Cup
- 1894 M.A.A.A. hockey team wins the second Stanley Cup
- 1902 M.A.A.A. hockey team wins the third Stanley Cup
- 1904 Étienne Desmarteau of the M.A.A.A. wins gold in weight-throwing at the 1904 Summer Olympics, and frequently credited as the first Canadian Olympic gold medalist (incorrectly)
- 1905 New M.A.A.A. Club House on Peel Street
- 1912 George Hodgson of the M.A.A.A. is double Olympic Gold Medalist
- 1920 Russell Wheeler , M.A.A.A. Member is Canadian Speed Skating Champion
- 1931 M.A.A.A. football team wins the first Grey Cup
- 1999 November, official re-opening of Club Sportif MAA
The MAAA were a professional-style ice hockey team which played in the Amateur Hockey Association 1892-1898, the Canadian Amateur Hockey League 1898-1905 and the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association 1905-1908.
They won the Stanley Cup in 1893, 1894, March 1902 and February 1903 and also won the Amateur Hockey Association in 1893 and 1894, won the Canadian Amateur Hockey League 1902 and won the Allan Cup in 1930.
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