The 1897 Amateur Hockey Association of Canada season was the eleventh season of play of the ice hockey league. Each team played 8 games, and Montreal Victorias were again first with a 7–1 record, retaining the Stanley Cup. The club won the Stanley Cup back from the Winnipeg Victorias prior to the season. This was their third-straight league championship. Clare McKerrow of Montreal HC set a new record with six goals in the opening game against Quebec on January 9.
The Ottawa club moved to new Dey's Arena.