Memorial Cup

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Flyers Win ‘Picnic’

The Niagara Falls Flyers and Edmonton Oil Kings stuck to hockey last night in a game four that was so gentlemanly it was described as a Sunday School Picnic by […]

by · May 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History
Edmonton Gardens

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Memorial Cup Final to Continue

Gordon Juckes, the secretary-manager of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association has completed his investigation into the game-three debacle between the Edmonton Oil Kings and Niagara Falls Flyers.  He has decided […]

by · May 12, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, Hockey History
Roger Crozier wins the Calder Trophy.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Crozier wins Calder

When the Detroit Red Wings allowed Terry Sawchuk to be drafted last summer by the Toronto Maple Leafs, hockey people everywhere scoffed at Sid Abel’s idea that 22-year-old Roger Crozier would […]

Memorial Cup

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Memorial Cup Final: What a Riot!

The Memorial Cup best-of-seven final series turned ugly last night.  The hometown Edmonton Oil Kings won  5-1 to make the series two games to one for Niagara Falls Flyers in […]

by · May 11, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, Hockey History
1964-65 Boston Bruins

50 Years Ago in Hockey – 64-65 Post-Mortem: Boston Bruins

Now that the 1964-65 Stanley Cup has been awarded, the all-star teams named and individual trophies about to be bestowed, it’s time to properly lay the season to rest with […]

Rookie Roger Crozier continues to impress

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Rookie Crozier an All-Star

Detroit Red Wings rookie goalie Roger Crozier’s splendid second half of the National Hockey League season was enough for voters to name him to the NHL First All-Star team, which […]

Jean Beliveau, left, and  Bobby Rousseau.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Thousands Cheer Habs

Thousands of hockey fans lined the streets of Montreal to cheer their beloved Montreal Canadiens yesterday at the Stanley Cup victory parade.  On a picture-perfect sunny May morning, the Canadiens […]

Mark Greczmiel, in his California Golden Seals jersey.

The Seals Documentary and Why You Should Be Part of the Crowdfunding Effort

Everyone knows who the original six NHL teams were. Even if you weren’t alive in the days when only the original six teams were playing, today there are constant reminders […]

Red Sullivan, here with former GM Muzz Patrick, will be back as Rangers coach.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Rangers Retain Red

The New York Rangers wasted little time after the final playoff game was played to announced that they have retained the services of George (Red) Sullivan as coach for the […]

1965 Stanley Cup Winners Montreal Canadiens

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Les Canadiens Sont La!

The Montreal Canadiens scored early and often to decide the issue quickly last night as the they  captured the Stanley Cup for the 13th time with a 4-0 win over the Chicago […]

Stanley Cup vets like Dick Duff and Glenn Hall will be key men tonight.

50 Years Ago In Hockey – Game Seven Tonight!

The Montreal Canadiens host the Chicago Black Hawks tonight in the seventh and deciding game of the 1965 Stanley Cup Final.  The big question is, will the teams keep up […]

Stan Mikita and Dick Duff in the main event while Elmer Vasko (4) tries to get a closer look.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Hustling Hawks Force Seventh Game

In a complete reversal of the form they displayed Tuesday night, the Chicago Black Hawks played an efficient, effective, solidly defensive game to edge the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 last night […]