The 2015-16 Washington Capitals have won the NHL President's Trophy but still have a tough path to the treasured Stanley Cup. They have never won the ultimate prize, but if Alexander Ovechkin has his way, there may be a celebration ... Continue reading
The sport of Horse Racing goes back many centuries. Soon after man learned to domesticate the horse, it was realized that horses can be used as vehicles for racing competitions. Shortly thereafter, man would put up whatever was considered valuable at ... Continue reading
source Many of the best sports on the planet take place outdoors. We gather in huge stadiums to cheer on our favourite teams in football, baseball or athletics. But, what about the indoor games? What are the very best sports ... Continue reading
Baseball, cricket, hockeythere are certainly quite a few sports that involve striking a ball or other small object with an elongated stick/club. Perhaps one of the more unique examples of these is croquet! Croquet (properly pronounced kroh-kay, although syllable emphasis ... Continue reading
Have you recently noticed an itchy or burning rash developing on the bottom of your foot or around your toes? Watch out: you may have contracted a skin infection commonly known as athletes foot! Though generally mild in severity, athletes ... Continue reading
Sports stars are usually associated with peak physical fitness, and for that to happen, one usually has to steer clear of vices such as cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs. But not all sports stars follow these rules, or, indeed, are not ... Continue reading
Baseball players have been chewing tobacco for such a long time that we are accustomed to seeing them dipping without giving it a second thought. However, the list of cities trying to ban the use of smokeless tobacco in baseball ... Continue reading
There is truly no end to the coverage, action and excitement among professional sporting leagues across America, and college sports, arguably the secondary tier of sports entertainment, do not trail too far behind! Still, as much as enthusiastic spectators enjoy ... Continue reading
Tennis has deep roots as a sport of elites, and today some of the worlds finest athletes make up the top competitors in the sport. Perennial winners are categorized on the games most esteemed list of players, the Association of ... Continue reading
Before planes, trains, and automobiles, people had to rely on themselves to go places. Sure, other modes of transportation have existed throughout human history, but the most readily available method of getting around was (and still is) on foot ... Continue reading
You ever see bros on the beach bouncing balls off a trampoline? Well the official name for that "sport" is Spikeball and apparently some people take it very, very seriously. There are leagues, highlight clips on YouTube; the whole deal. One of those clips is currently making the rounds and is actually a pretty impressive [...]
In the latest edition of our Quickie NFL Preview series, we combined two episodes into one as managing editor Matt Keller and editor-in-chief Tim Livingston previewed the NFC South and the AFC South. Who is the biggest fantasy sleeper? Who will be a breakout player this year? Which player would you most like to trade places with [...]
There are fewer great NFL coaches than you may think, and beyond a certain hoodie-wearing curmudgeon in Foxboro, ranking the top ones is a tricky proposition. Being an NFL head coach is an endlessly complex endeavor, filled with all sorts of high-level decision making, and the NFL is an environment that stifles creativity and individuality. [...]
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 [...]