In 1967 the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup in a stunning defeat of the mighty Montreal Canadiens in Canada’s centennial year. Thirty-nine years later (and counting), no other Leaf team has been able to do it again. As the years pass, the legend grows.
The Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes was formed in 1895 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Comprised of the sons and grandsons of runaway American slaves, the league helped pioneer the sport of ice hockey, changing this winter game from the primitive "gentleman's past-time" of the nineteenth century to the modern fast moving game of today.
In Blood Feud, Colorado Avalanche beat writer Adrian Dater not only submits that the Red Wings-Avalanche rivalry was the most feverish match-up in recent years, but also that there was none better played.
As a 1998 gold medalist in women's hockey, one of the NCAA's top scholar-athletes during the 2003–2004 school year and the first female nongoalie to play in a men's professional hockey league in 2005 with the Tulsa Oilers, Ruggiero is in an excellent position to comment on the current state of women's hockey.
Here is the heart and soul of hockey -- the story of more than a century of the world's fastest sport. In Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey, McFarlane, one of the game's most respected and recognized commentators for "Hockey Night in Canada, " retells hockey's history in a fast-moving, year-by-year account of the game's origins, rule changes, great games, plays, and trades in both regular-season and playoff action.
This is just the good hockey book all fans can enjoy, not just fans of Stanley Cup champions. Hunter (A Breed Apart, LJ 9/1/95), a noted Canadian hockey writer, picked ten of the greatest dynasties and described how each was built, how it sustained greatness, and how it ultimately faded away.
Over the past seventy-five years, the Chicago Blackhawks have made sports history. As a member of the National Hockey League’s "Original Six," they have defined the sport and raised our expectations of the game and its players.
Former president and CEO of the National Hockey League, Stein has written a less-than-flattering, albeit honest, portrayal of the organization he once headed. Stein's book is a stark contrast to the on-ice glitter and speed that the public sees. While many of his anecdotes are humorous, overall the story reveals the sport's dark side.