Archive for the ‘Archives’ Category

The day the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, announced his retirement

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Wayne Gretzky announces his retirement in 1999

All his fans knew the day would come when Wayne Gretzky would hang up his skates.

Larry Walker, the MVP ballplayer who actually wanted to play hockey

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
Montreal Expos slugger Larry Walker in 1994 file photo

Larry Walker had an all-star career in baseball. But he grew up wanting to play pro hockey.

When the Canadiens played their last game at the Montreal Forum

Monday, March 11th, 2019
Last game at the Forum

Great players of the Montreal Canadiens turn out for an emotional farewell to a storied venue on March 11, 1996.

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.