Archive for the ‘Archives’ Category

When Guy Lafleur returned to the ice in Montreal 30 years ago

Monday, February 4th, 2019
Guy Lafleur in his New York Rangers uniform

Fans loved Guy Lafleur enough to pay sky-high ticket prices to see him playing for the other team.

The former MP whose number is being retired by the Detroit Red Wings

Sunday, January 13th, 2019
Red Kelly, at the unveiling of a stamp featuring him as a Detroit Red Wing, Oct. 2, 2014

In 1962, while he still played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Red Kelly ran for parliament, serving as MP for Toronto's York West riding until 1965.

The Canada-USSR brawl at the 1987 world junior hockey tournament

Friday, January 4th, 2019
1987 hockey brawl

Junior hockey teams from Canada and the Soviet Union fought for 20 minutes before getting ejected from the game.

When Andy Warhol and Wayne Gretzky teamed up for a portrait

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Wayne Gretzky and Billy Smith during the 1983 Stanley Cup playoffs

Who knew Wayne Gretzky was an art connoisseur in addition to being Canada's premier hockey player?

The beginning and the end of the ‘Stanley Cup caper’ of 1970

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
Jean Beliveau with the Stanley Cup in 1971

It was a crime story involving the most famous trophy in Canada.

The death of Northern Dancer, ‘Canada’s most famous racehorse’

Friday, November 16th, 2018

The famed Canadian thoroughbred once won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Queen's Plate in the same year.

How Jacques Plante made the goalie mask a must-have in the NHL

Thursday, November 1st, 2018
Jacques Plante is seen wearing a face mask in January 1960

The story of the first goalie to regularly wear a mask for protection against pucks.

When No. 99 became the official No. 1 scorer

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Wayne Gretzky's jersey identified him on the ice as No. 99, but the goals he scored made him the number-one all-time scorer.

Big city vs. small town in Zamboni contest

Saturday, October 6th, 2018
Zamboni Original Six

The website for the world's dominant ice resurfacer asked votes to choose between an American in an NHL arena and a man from small-town Ontario.

When Americans endured ‘bush-league’ Canadian football

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
NFL fans watch CFL football

When the NFL went on strike in 1982, its American broadcaster turned to the CFL to give viewers a football fix.