On November 25th, the E.C.H.A was voted out of existence and a new professional league to be called the Canadian Hockey Association was formed. The initiation fee for clubs was set a $30.00. At a secretly convened meeting in Montreal, on December 2nd, another professional league was formed to be called the National Hockey Association of Canada. The Senators and the Shamrocks abondoned the C.H.A. and joined the new N.H.A.
A great scramble for players now took place with Renfrew bidding fancy salaries to secure stars from clubs of the C.H.A. It was stated that Renfrew offered $3,000.00 to $5000.00 to Taylor, Lake, Kerr and Walsh for two seasons play.
The Senators enjoyed a good season with 9 wins and 3 losses taking second place in the standings.
Alfred E. (Alf) Smith
Alf smith was born in Ottawa on June 3, 1873, and played his first hockey with the Ottawa Electrics. He then played for the Ottawa Capitals before moving on to Pittsburgh. He returned to Ottawa in 1895 and showed an early penchant for rough play. After three seasons he dropped out of hockey but returned, at the age of 30, after the Silver Seven won the Cup in 1903. He helped the team win the championship and the Stanley Cup in the next two seasons. He died in Ottawa, on August 21, 1953
|* Scored five goals vs. Shamrocks|