The game of hockey has a history that speaks of Olympic Gold and Stanley Cup playoff rivalries. The game has been built upon the talents of such names as Howe, Click Here, Gretzki, Phil Esposito, and Mark Messier to name but a few.
But when we talk of the “Builders of the Game” we refer to the real fathers of the game, who preceded the legends that we more easily recognize today. Some of these people include such names as Frederick Arthur Stanley, the man responsible of course for the Stanley Cup.
George “Punch” Imlach, born on Read the rest of this entry »
Hockey is full of wins, losses, and injuries, but few people ever stop to consider the impact that radio and television broadcasters make to the game. The first Foster Hewitt Memorial Award put an end to that lack of recognition in 1984 by awarding one American and three Canadians for their excellent broadcasting contributions on the game of ice hockey.
Recipients have included several notable names, including Mickey Redmond, Bruce Martyn, and Budd Lynch. Winners of the award are selected by the NHL Broadcaster’s Association after an exhaustive review of potential recipients contributions to the fine art of Read the rest of this entry »
The Honorable Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award is presented each year to newspaper sports writers that have exhibited the best traditions of journalism in writing about the sport of hockey. The award has been presented to multiple journalists each year since 1984.
Elmer Ferguson had a long career as a sports writer in Canada. You might say that printers ink ran in his veins. His first job in the newspaper industry started as a schoolboy selling newspapers in the streets of Moncton, New Brunswick. Over time he moved up to copy boy, sort of a runner in the Read the rest of this entry »
In 1943, The Hockey Hall Of Fame was established in Toronto, Ontario by James Sutherland. For the last 69 years, the Hall Of Fame has inducted many legendary players and coaches into its’ ranks. Scotty Bowman was elected in 1991 as a coach with four straight Stanley Cups from 1976-1979 with the Montreal Canadiens. Bowman won a fifth cup earlier in the decade in 1972 also with the Canadiens. Bowman went on to win three more Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings Read the rest of this entry »
Girl’s and women’s hockey is one of the fastest growing sports in the world as more and more countries participate in the now Olympic sport and as more and more leagues are founded to take the sport to a level beyond the college campus and international competition.
Beginning in frigid Ottawa Canada in either 1889 or 1892, the offical starting date differs between the Canandian Hockey Association and Total Hockey, the official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League, women Read the rest of this entry »
The NWHL(National Women Hockey League) was a women’s league pertaining to a sport called ice hockey which was serviced from 1999 through 2007. The NWHL (National Women Hockey League) was finally established on Feb. 16, 1999 with Al Dawson being their first president. By 1998-1999, this league expanded to Brampton Ottawa and the Montreal area in. The Beatrice Aeros wont he west division and the Bonaventure Wingstons won the east division, during the inauguration. The league lasted for nine years Read the rest of this entry »
The Stanley Cup has a very interesting history that dates back to 1888. Lord Stanley was appointed by Queen Victoria for Governor General of Canada on June 11, 1888. He and his family were pretty enthusiastic about ice hockey. He went to his first game on 1889 at Montreal’s Winter Carnival. It was from there where he showed his utmost respect for the skill and determination of the game. He and his family started to get more actively involved in Hockey to the point where they even formed leagues. What formed out of this was the Ontario Hockey Read the rest of this entry »
You may have spent years checking stats and watching games but are you familiar with the best hockey movies of all time? You can catch most of these rerunning on Direct satellite or even basic cable so you’ve really got no excuse to not have seen any of these classics…
Miracle: Chronicling the USA team’s pounding of the Russian National Team decades ago at the close of the Olympics, Miracle hit theaters in 2004. It’s got a Read the rest of this entry »
The International Ice Hockey Federation is a federation in reference to international ice hockey and inline hockey for men and women. It was founded on May 15th, 1908 in Paris, France so it recently celebrated its 100th year anniversary. The federation controls the rulebook, the transfer of international players, and official hockey guidelines. It takes over ice hockey when it is played in the Winter Olympics. It is also over the World Championships of all levels. These levels include men, women, juniors under-20, juniors under-18 and women under-18 divisions. They usually do about 25 world championships in five different categories. Read the rest of this entry »
The first women’s hockey game to ever take place occurred in the year of 1892 in Barrie, Ontario. Since then, hockey has become a popular sport for women of all ages. In that first match in 1892, the hockey teams that played were called the Government House team and Rideau ladies team. The Government House team ultimately beat the Rideau ladies team in that first match.
Throughout the years, the uniforms women wear in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League have changed in a dramatic fashion. In the beginning years of the league, women would wear wool skirts, turtleneck sweaters, and Read the rest of this entry »