December 22nd, 2015 In Column, Hockey History, International Hockey 0 comments

After nine successive losses against the Russian national hockey team, Canada’s national team finally pulled off a win against the touring Soviets Monday night in Victoria, B.C. Coach Scores Two The Canadian team took advantage of a sluggish performance by the visitors to skate to a well-earned 6-1 victory. Canadian coach Jackie McLeod...

December 20th, 2015 In Column, Hockey History, New York Rangers, Rangers History 0 comments

The New York Rangers finally snapped an 11-game winless streak last night with a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden in one of three National Hockey League games. The contest was marred by a second-period brawl that lasted over 10 minutes. The other games saw Toronto down Boston 3-1 and Chicago edge Detroit...

December 19th, 2015 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

It was a rough night for goaltenders at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto last night. The Maple Leafs and Rangers scored 12 goals between then, with Toronto coming out on the long end of a 8-4 decision. In the other two National Hockey League games, Montreal edged Boston 2-1 while Detroit handled Chicago 3-1. Three Hat Tricks in One Game Despite all...

December 18th, 2015 In Column, Hockey History, International Hockey 0 comments

A day of rest was just what the touring Russian national hockey team needed. After dropping a 2-1 decision to the Montreal Junior Canadiens on Wednesday, the Russians took a day off Thursday. Last night in Winnipeg, looking fresh, trim and ready to go, the visitors took advantage of a weak performance by the Canadian nationals and the result was...

December 17th, 2015 In Canucks History, Hockey History, Top 10 Lists, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

The Franchise Four. The Mount Rushmore. Four players who tell the story of an organization. In this series, I’ll be taking a look at the history of all 30 NHL squads. For criteria, I’m choosing one forward, defenceman, goaltender and a wild card from any position. Since entering the NHL in 1970, the Vancouver Canucks have reached the...

December 17th, 2015 In Column, Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs won their second game in as many nights as they edged the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 at the Forum in Montreal. The win for Toronto snapped the Canadiens unbeaten streak at eight games In the other National Hockey League contest, the Detroit Red Wings handed the Boston Bruins yet another loss. The Wings shut out the Bruins...

December 16th, 2015 In Column, Hockey History, International Hockey 0 comments

The Montreal Junior Canadiens, bolstered by the standout goaltending of Jacques Plante, posted a shocking 2-1 upset over the touring Russian nationals last night at the Forum in Montreal. The win for the  Baby Habs was the first a Canadian team has managed in four games against the Soviet stars during this tour. In fact, it was the first time a...

December 16th, 2015 In Hockey History, Penguins History, Player Profiles 0 comments

In this series, we debate the merits of players who may have been overlooked for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame using the Hall’s criteria of judging a player based on their “playing ability, sportsmanship, character and contributions to his or her team or teams and to the game of hockey in general." Today we look at the case for Mark...

December 16th, 2015 In Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Franchise Four. The Mount Rushmore. Four players who tell the story of an organization. In this series I’ll be taking a look at the history of all 30 NHL squads. For criteria, I’m choosing one forward, defenceman, goaltender and a wild card from any position. An “Original Six” squad, there’s no shortage of sensational star power...

December 15th, 2015 In Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Long Read, Top Stories 0 comments

It’s interesting how one date can have different meanings to different people: One couple’s wedding anniversary is the date another couple’s divorce was finalized, your birthday is the date someone else passed from this world, and so on. For hockey fans, December 15, 1925, is an historic date with dual meanings, largely depending upon which...

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