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The power outage that ended a tie game in the 1988 Stanley Cup final

Sunday, May 24th, 2020
Sheldon Turcott during Midday news segment on May 25, 1988

It was Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final and a power outage meant the game had to be shelved.

Businesses took a hit without NHL hockey in 2005

Thursday, April 9th, 2020
Sports memorabilia store assistant manager Chad Smith in 2005

NHL payers were locked out, and businesses felt the fallout when no games were being played.

That time when not even snow could stop the Blue Jays from playing

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
Doug Ault hitting the first-ever HR for the Blue Jays

There was snow on the ground during that first Blue Jays game, but the team was prepared to take flight despite the inclement weather.

The end to a Blue Jays season that ‘nobody wanted’ in 1985

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Sports section of the Globe and Mail from Oct. 17, 1985

The Blue Jays came very close to making the World Series in 1985. But, you know -- they didn't.

The day Edmonton fans saw Wayne Gretzky’s statue unveiled 30 years ago

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
Wayne Gretzky attending a statue-unveiling ceremony in Edmonton

Four Stanley Cups seemed like a good reason to put up a statue of Wayne Gretzky, even if he didn't play for the Edmonton Oilers anymore.

When baseball fans flocked to Toronto to see a parade of all-stars

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
Woman and young boy in All-Star Game gear

Twenty-eight years ago, Canada was hosting Major League Baseball's All-Star Game for a second time.

The year Blue Jays fans kept close track of John Olerud’s every at-bat

Monday, July 8th, 2019
Blue Jays first baseman John Olerud talks to CBC's Midday in 1993

Everyone wanted to know: Could John Olerud be the next Ted Williams?

Dino destiny: How Toronto Raptors clawed their way to this moment

Monday, June 10th, 2019
Kawhi Leonard at practice in Toronto on June 9, 2019

They started from the bottom, now they're here.

The Raptors sought a ‘fresh look’ with their original jerseys

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Raptor jersey shown off on Feb. 1, 1995

They seemed cool at the time, and they are definitely cool again now.

The fires, the fans and the unfazed coach when the Canadiens won their 23rd Cup

Sunday, May 26th, 2019
Car on fire in Montreal, during Stanley Cup celebrations in 1986

It would have been hard to escape the news that the Montreal Canadiens had won yet another Stanley Cup.