By Unknown -  Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO), 1945-1989 bekijk toegang 2.24.01.04 Bestanddeelnummer 924-3060, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl, Link As a sportsman, you can occasionally find yourself in times of apathy and distress. This ... Continue reading
You know you ought to be more active, especially now that you're getting older and your health is growing more high-maintenance. Unfortunately, old habits are hard to break. If you've spent the last few decades largely sedentary, odds are you're ... Continue reading
Image Becoming an athlete and training the body to complete incredible feats is an art form and it is more than just a career path, but also a lifestyle which will change the way you think and feel in everyday ... Continue reading
There are a lot of things you have to do for you to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Doing sports either for fun or as a profession is an essential activity that contributes to healthy living. Moreover, a game like badminton ... Continue reading
If you know you want to make sports a manageable part of your lifestyle but youre not sure where to begin, youve come to the right place. The great thing about sports is that it can be so much fun ... Continue reading
If youre tired of paying for an exorbitant gym membership or just have trouble finding the time to work out, here are 10 tips to help you exercise at home and achieve your fitness goals. Work out in the morning ... Continue reading
Winter is upon us, but that doesnt mean your golf game should suffer. This winter, keep your golf game intact with these five easy tips. Gym Sessions Taking a break from swinging your clubs can hurt your game. This winter ... Continue reading
Most families spend between $100 and $500 per month on youth sports. This may sound unbelievable, but when you start to think about equipment, league fees, uniforms, travel expenses, and all the other things that go into keeping a kid ... Continue reading
Conn Smythe Fonds [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons From its humble beginnings a century ago, the NHL has grown into a world-famous, billion-dollar industry. TV deals, prize money and the investment of wealthy benefactors have combined to ... Continue reading
Nado24 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons Investing in soft body armor carries a lot of benefits when playing paintball. Recent advancements in the design and materials used have allowed for carriers to become lighter and more comfortable. This ... Continue reading
The QB-heavy, top-heavy, unpredictable, intriguing, and guaranteed to be influential 2018 NFL Draft is actually within a reasonable amount of time from happening, live from Dallas and the house that the worst GM in the history of the modern NFL built. Jerry Jones's ACTUAL skills are in marketing and PR though, so it does actually [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]