Archive for the ‘Archives’ Category

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.