It is common for modern baseball fans to ask why Jackie Robinson is such a famous name in the sport. Not everyone is aware of the history of bigotry and racism Robinson had to deal with throughout his entire baseball ... Continue reading
The Dream Team of 1992 brought gold medal glory to the United States in the mens basketball competition, and showed the world what kind of basketball talent resided in America. While the United States has always presented very good basketball ... Continue reading
One of the most famous and popular gymnasts the world has ever seen, Kerri Strug faced adversity head on ever since she was a child, and she always came out on top. Competing in the Atlanta Olympics back in 1996 ... Continue reading
Wingsuit flying is the one sport which can help humans fly in the air without the use of helicopters or jets. The experience is like a bird flying in the air which is so exhilarating for the human being that ... Continue reading
As a sports family weve tried it all. My oldest went through the gauntlet of backyard baseball, intramural soccer, and finally tennis in middle school. He doesnt do anymore sports, but he does play with a golf simulator on his ... Continue reading
Improve Your Drive - the Most Basic Basics Many golfers will tell you the drive is the most difficult part of the game to master. There are several reasons for this, and they land in both mental and physical aspects ... Continue reading
Tennis Greats: The Story of Arthur Ashe On the 6th of February 1993, the only African-American man to ever win the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open died of complications as a result of AIDS. He was only 49 ... Continue reading
All work and no play indeed makes jack a dull boy. What better way for a student to unwind than to engage in safe sports? With the winter season already at our doors, staying indoors is not the best way ... Continue reading
With the weather changing, and the first snows falling in many parts of the country, our attentions begin to turn to winter sports, particularly with the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang just two ski seasons away. Ski jackets are being dragged ... Continue reading
Do you hear that? The Tiger Woods hype train is rolling into Augusta National. The 14-time major champion is fresh off two top-10 finishes in March and appears ready to contend at a major championship for the first time since 2015. But the excitement from golf fans to have the games biggest draw back in [...]
The Rocky franchise got out of hand. Rocky was never supposed to be the greatest boxer on earth. He was never even supposed to win a major fight. Sylvester Stallone took inspiration from the 1975 fight between Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner. Wepner, an average fighter known mostly as his catchy and semi-insulting moniker The [...]
The NFL's final four teams are readying to do battle for the right to play in Super Bowl LII. All four of the remaining teams have scoring defenses in the top five in the league, putting points at a premium. The prohibitive favorites are the Patriots, led by their five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, [...]
Hello Again, whilst researching for a book i am writing i came across this little article in a Winnipeg newspaper from 6/12/1912 it reads: RINK OPENING IN TORONTO DELAYED. An ice making expert W.J. McGee arrived from New York Monday and after a thorough examination declared that the piping at the Arena would all have to be taken up and relaid.
This meant that the ice already formed would have to be thawed out and hot water was forced through the TWELVE MILES of pipe with that end in view. The pipes will have to taken up and relaid properly. This will delay the skating and hockey practices for another week at least.
Above: The Arena. Right: This is the programme from the final game at the Arena Gardens in 1930 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Maroons.
My love of hockey started many moons ago, I suppose my brother David is to blame, he used to take me to watch football first and Sunderland were our team, after the game we headed back into town to the leisure centre and watch some Ice-hockey. The home team were the Crowtree Chiefs and one of my first games were against the Billingham Bombers it was a local derby and quite a feisty game I remember. Although I seemed to enjoy watching the Chiefs I definitely saw a big difference in quality when we visited our other local team the Durham Wasps (O`Conner, Brebant, Smith`s, Crapper etc....). The best matchups had to be against the Whitley Warriors many a time we went to see a fight and a hockey game broke out. These were memorable times and i loved travelling around the country visiting other rinks. But my love for the game cranked up a gear when Channel 5 started televising live NHL games. I was in total awe of what I was seeing, so began my fascination for this breath taking sport. I had to find out more about all of the different uniforms, logos and nicknames. I have read masses of books and magazines and will not be getting involved in where it began or who started this game. I am interested in the hockey logo and what it represents to the fans that follow it, hence the blog. I wanted to show people the interesting logos and try to find out about other ones that could end up lost through time. Hopefully with my readers help I can gather enough information to fill a book perhaps. I know through my research their are some great works out their already ( SIHR Sweater museum, and logo database). I want to find out about the grass roots of hockey the amateur leagues [...]