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My Two Favorite Hockey Stories

So in 1905, there was a gold mining town in Yukon Territory on the border of Alaska named Dawson City. This guy who got rich on gold started a hockey team. The way the Stanley Cup worked back then was like a title belt, you have it until someone beats you in a 3 game series. The team challenged Ottawa for the Cup. They started December 18th, took a dog sled to Whitehorse, got snowed in in a shed for Christmas, then got to the Pacific coast, took a boat to Vancouver, then took a train aaaaaaaaall the way to Ottawa. Then the team lost two straight games with a combined score of 32-4

Then in 1974, the NHL held it’s draft over the phone so the WHA, a rival league, couldn’t steal players. The Sabres were mad at the league so late in the draft they had the idea to make up a fake player and draft him. They looked in the phone book, found a Japanese name and called the guy who gave Buffalo clearance for using his name and suggested a first name. Taro Tsujimoto was drafted to the NHL from the Tokyo Katanas. The owner didn’t acknowlege the fake player until the training camp started, and the NHL got pissed. Taro is still in the Buffalo records.

Spiraling into crippling sadness, this is what the Winter Classic swag would’ve looked like.

Ever wonder if a modern sport could be played in an ancient building, well I have good news for you. An Austrian hockey team played a Croatian team in the Pula Arena, which was built between 27 BC and 67 BC.

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The Good Ol’ Hockey Game | Tom Connors

Budweiser Canada surprised some rec hockey players.

thetickr:

You’ve got to hand to Jets (back-up) goalie Chris Mason for taking the time and effort to emblazon this super terrific Jets logo on his pads. If these pads don’t boost his playing time, nothing will.

thetickr:

You’ve got to hand to Jets (back-up) goalie Chris Mason for taking the time and effort to emblazon this super terrific Jets logo on his pads. If these pads don’t boost his playing time, nothing will.

WBS Penguins Christmas Sweaters.

WBS Penguins Christmas Sweaters.

thesochillnetwork:

Every cities sports logos rolled into 1

I helped make a few of these

thesochillnetwork:

Every cities sports logos rolled into 1

I helped make a few of these

EHC München Oktoberfest themed uniforms

Dat Lederhosen.