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Editor - Lloyd Davis

The Hockey Research Journal is an annual publication featuring articles on a variety of topics ranging from player and team profiles to statistical analysis.

Members receive the journal by mail and have access to archived versions of all past issues in PDF format. Click on the years listed to the left for links to the articles from each annual issue.

Please consult the "Submissions" tab for details on contributing to the journal.

2015 Hockey Research Journal

2015/16

The 2015-16 Hockey Research Journal
12 articles

Message from Editor Kevin Shea

Stepping in to assist SIHR, an organization very important to me, in editing the Hockey Research Journal was a delightful task that made me more fully appreciate the width and breadth of knowledge and passion contained within this organization. I thank those who contributed to this and previous Journals, and ask each of you to consider submitting an article that involves one of your hockey passions. So many stories are lost to time, and it is one of our mandates to preserve hockey history. Our Journal is just one of many excellent ways that accomplishes this mandate.

Thank you for the opportunity!


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2015 Hockey Research Journal

Fraternization
Morey Holzman
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En Route to St. Moritz Gold - Boston University's Club Steals One From Toronto Grads
Roger A. Godin
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Going Sideways - The Historical Misunderstanding of Early Hockey Offside Rules
Iain Fyffe
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The Brief History of the Ottawa Civics of the WHA
Chris Mizzoni
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Wilf Cude - Superstitions and Steak
Lorne Bell
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Game Misconduct - Parental "Rink Rage" in Canadian Minor Hockey
Heather V. Isnor
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Triple Chins - Boys at the Leafs' Camp
Kevin Shea
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1972, The Summit Series - The Untold Story
Richard Bendell
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Brockville's Forgotten All-Star - Dubbie Kerr
Larry Lunman
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The Owen Sound Grey's 1939-40
Victor Russell
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Arguments on the Definition of Hockey
Jean-Patrice Martel, Iain Fyffe
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2014/15

The 2014-15 Hockey Research Journal
11 articles

Message from Editor Kevin Shea

I must admit that I under-estimated the importance of SIHR’s annual Journal. Once I scrutinized the topics, I quickly realized that most submissions covered topics not widely recognized, and as a result, we as an organization are preserving hockey history in a most remarkable way.

But with a different slant, I also realized that while SIHR has an abundance of published authors, for many others, the Journal is the first opportunity to have their research published and distributed, and for that, it also has significance.

I accepted the role of Editor-in-Chief at a time when I barely had time to catch my breath, but wanted to give back to an organization from which I have garnered so much. And candidly, I am delighted that I did!

Please consider offering up your research for a future edition of SIHR’s Hockey Research Journal.


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2014 Hockey Research Journal

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Cup
Steve Currier

The Washington Capitals and Kansas City Scouts’ Captivating, Long-Forgotten into the Land of Sake, Sumo and Swimming Pool Skating Rinks

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Toronto Young Rangers - Ed Wildey’s Orphan OHA Junior Franchise
Kevin Shea

Revisiting a junior franchise, dusty and forgotten to time: the Toronto Young Rangers.

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Big Bang Theory, Missing Link, or What is Hockey?
Michel Vigneault

A study involving a definition for the Canadian winter hockey, which in turn will help to find the origin of the game and may end the ongoing debate.

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Multiple Regression Analysis
Kevin D. Dayaratna, Steven J. Miller

Understanding the Impact of Offensive and Defensive Contributions to Team Performance

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For the Gold and the Glory
Jamie Forbes

The Story of the 1961 Trail Smoke Eaters and Their Journey to Win the World Hockey Championship

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L'Apiculteur
Stephen Smith

The Life and Beekeeping Times of Butch Bouchard

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Hockey Origins
Frank Cosentino

There is ‘field hockey’ and ‘ice hockey,’ indoors and out, rules for women and men, hockey fives as well as roller hockey, all with distinguishing variations.

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Champions (almost) Collide in North American Puck Duel
Jayson Hron

Do you remember when the National Collegiate Athletic Association agreed to send its national hockey champion to face its Canadian counterpart for a North American championship game? Neither does anybody else! But it happened — the agreement, if not the game.

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Hockey and Dentists
Bill Sproule

Builders, Players and Stories

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"Handy Andy" Clovechok
Jim Vantour

Unsung Star in the Senior Game

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2013/14

The 2013/14 Hockey Research Journal
17 articles

Message from Editor Jayson Hron
It’s said that good things come to those who wait. In that spirit, we present the long-awaited Volume 17 of the Hockey Research Journal. You’ll find a bevy of good things herein, from a wide swath of our membership. Enjoy!

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2013 Hockey Research Journal

Breaking the Ice - How Big-Time Hockey Began in Manitoba
Iain Fyffe

We all know of the Winnipeg Victorias, who blew in from the wild Canadian west in February 1896 to wrest the Stanley Cup from a similarly named Montreal team and who would again be champions in 1901 and 1902. We all know of the Rat Portage (later Kenora) Thistles, the club from the tiny Ontario town, who also challenged for the Cup (eventually winning in 1907) and who played in Manitoba hockey leagues due to their geographical location. But what do we know about how such high-level hockey began in Manitoba?

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Rural Risings and Urban Upheavals - Ending Winnipeg’s Stranglehold on Manitoba Senior Hockey
Iain Fyffe

Nineteenth-century hockey in Manitoba belonged to the Winnipeg Victorias, a team that dominated the Winnipeg Hockey Club almost every year in the senior hockey series. But in Manitoba the game was not restricted to Winnipeg, of course, even in the earliest years of the organized game in the province.

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Hugh “Muzz” Murray - Completing the Quartet
Roger A. Godin

In its earliest days, hockey in North America was dominated by Canadian players who helped to develop the sport as Canada’s national game and overwhelmingly populated team rosters on both sides of the border. There was, however, the clear emergence of four elite U. S. players prior to 1925: Hobart Amory Hare “Hobey” Baker of Princeton University fame, via St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire; Frank “Moose” Goheen of White Bear Lake and Duluth’s Frank “Coddy” Winters— both Minnesotans; and Hugh “Muzz” Murray from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

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Beattie Ramsay - The Legend from Lumsden
Bill Sproule

William Beattie Ramsay was born on December 12, 1895, in the small town of Lums - den, Saskatchewan, near Regina, and he went on to enjoy tremendous success in all levels of hockey— junior, university, international competition at the 1924 Olympics, and with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Frank “The Flash” Foyston - From Simcoe County to the Pacific Coast
Lorne Bell

On March 19, 1914, the Toronto Blueshirts defeated the Victoria Aristocrats by a score of 2–1, winning the Stanley Cup final series in three straight contests. It was the city’s first-ever Stanley Cup championship. One of the main reasons the Blueshirts were to able capture the Cup was the outstanding play of forward Frank Corbin Foyston, known as “The Flash.”

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How the Forward Pass Killed “Bad” Joe Hall
Craig Bowlsby

Hockey Hall of Famer “Bad” Joe Hall died in Seattle during the Stanley Cup final of 1919. But it wasn’t just the Spanish flu that killed him — it was also the new tactic called the forward pass.

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Soldiers of Orange, 1935
Patrick Houda

The first question that probably springs to mind is why anyone would care to write about a team that took part in a world championship tournament almost 80 years ago, lost all of its games and didn’t score a single goal. Well, as we know, interesting stories and backgrounds are not always synonymous with successful teams.

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Dynasty Derailed - Did New NHL Rules Foil the Maple Leafs’ 1960s Cup Run?
Chris Mizzoni

With their 4–0 defeat of the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the 1964 final, the Toronto Maple Leafs laid claim to the Stanley Cup for the third consecutive season. Throughout the hockey world, the Leafs were regarded as an older, grinding, defence-first squad that engaged in “clutch and grab” tactics. And they were so successful that the nhl might actually have created new rules simply to curb the success of the irritating-to-play-against Maple Leafs. If Toronto coach and general manager Punch Imlach were to be believed, this is exactly what happened.

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Toronto Maple Leaf Tales - Vignettes and Obscure Stories
Chris Mizzoni

As a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan, I have always been interested in finding lesserknown tales and incidents involving the team. Researching these stories, whether to verify them or expand on them, is a hobby of mine. Here are a few of my favourites.

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Turning Points - Ten Landmark Moments That Defined California’s Seals
Steve Currier

The franchise best known as the California Golden Seals existed from 1961 to 1978, in various leagues, under different names and in numerous locations. Its first five years were spent in the minor-pro Western Hockey League (whl) as the San Francisco Seals. In 1966, the club was purchased by a group led by Barry van Gerbig, relocated to Oakland and renamed the California Seals; it later became one of the nhl’s 1967 expansion franchises. After an early, lukewarm reception from fans in the East Bay, the team was rechristened the Oakland Seals in December 1967 to stir more interest among local fans.

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Freshman Eligibility - Seismic Change Comes to NCAA Hockey
Jayson Hron

Revolution had reached even the austere ruling ranks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association by the early months of 1969, as an inexorable momentum built in favour of making freshman eligible to participate in varsity sports. Emancipation was still somewhat distant for first-year football and basketball players— it wasn’t ratified until the 1972 ncaa convention— but freshman eligibility in hockey wasn’t restricted by the ncaa; it was instead left to the prerogative of the conferences and institutions, sparking philosophical rifts that smouldered across decades of college hockey.

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Keeping the Dream Alive - The Story of Bill Horton
James Mancuso

Bill Horton is one of the most important figures in the hockey history of Utica, New York. He was revered as a player, assistant coach, head coach, general manager, promoter, administrator, owner, and even as a saviour of hockey among local fans.

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Hockey Night in Utica - The History of Pro Hockey in Utica, New York
James Mancuso

Professional hockey arrived in the city of Utica, New York, when the Clinton Comets began to split their home games between the Clinton Arena and the newly built Utica Memorial Auditorium (uma) during the 1960/61 Eastern Hockey League (ehl) season.

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Linear Predictors of NHL Team Performance - A Simple Statistical Model for Predicting NHL Teams’ Winning Percentages
Kevin D. Dayaratna, Max Mulitz

The PythagoreanWon–Loss Formula was initially suggested by Bill James in the early 1980s as a means of forecasting Major League Baseball (MLB) teams’ winning percentages. Statisticians used the formula to predict a team’s won–loss record at the end of a season, as well as to determine to what degree teams were overperforming and/or underperforming.

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The Role of Universities in the Development of Hockey
Lenard Kotylo

It is no secret that the National Hockey League provides funds to both United States college hockey and Canadian major junior hockey, through various channels, to support player development. This investment in the league’s primary feeder systems is a wise one, helping ensure that the best players graduate to the nhl and that they do so with as much skill and experience as possible.

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The Good Old Hockey Rivalry - RPI vs. Union College
Blaise Farina

The Union–RPI rivalry is one of the fiercest rivalries in all of college hockey.

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2012/13

The 2012/13 Hockey Research Journal
25 articles

At over 200 pages, the 2012/13 issue of the journal is the largest to date.

With contributions from well known member authors such as Eric Zweig, Paul Kitchen, Glen Goodhand and Jim Mancuso, the offering covers a wide range of topics from the iconic Rideau Rebels hockey club to biographical stories about senior players from the past and the long standing issue of head injuries in hockey.

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Rebels in Name Only - The Curious Story of an Ottawa Hockey Club, 1890–94
Paul Kitchen

They wore red shirts and called themselves the Rebels. Being among Ottawa’s up-and-coming establishment, however, these gentlemen were anything but the defiant mavericks their name suggested. They played in no fixed league, and even against mediocre competition usually fared poorly. How is it, then, that the Rebels hockey club of the early 1890s came to prominence in hockey history?

  
Historical
Origins of Hockey
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Au Revoir Rat Portage - The Early Days of Tommy Phillips
Eric Zweig

Had he been born 100 years later, he would be Sidney Crosby. A supremely talented hockey player, he seemed destined for the big time from childhood. Handsome, but not so good-looking that it put people off. Smart enough to say all the right things, but cocky enough that his expression could reveal that he knew he was the best.

  
Biographical
History
Stanley Cup
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Bonjour Montreal - The Early Days of Tommy Phillips, Part II
Eric Zweig

Tommy Phillips stepped off the train in Montreal on September 21, 1902. He had come to prepare himself for a life after hockey in the best way available to him at the time: as a student at the country’s most prestigious institution of higher learning, McGill University.

  
Biographical
History
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Special Trains - Transporting Single Players to Key Games
Kevin Slater

Recounts how in the Golden Age of Steam Trains teams would hire special trains to transport a single player to key games.

  
Business of Hockey
History
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William George Hay - The Western Wizard
Lorne Bell

The story of Hockey Hall of Fame member George Hay, who played pro hockey in the WCHL and NHL in the early part of the twentieth century.

  
Biographical
NHL
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NHL Players in Military Service in World War I - Hockey Players Made Signifcant Contributions to the War Effort
Jake Bartlett

One of the most significant gaps in the hockey careers of many players was caused by military service during the First and Second World Wars. This affected the longevity of the NHL careers of many players. In addition to the time that was dedicated to military service, many suffered through experiences that would affect them for years. For some, it would strengthen their determination to continue in the face of adversity; for others, it would damage them, physically or otherwise, and deplete their skills. Military service during war and peace continues to be recognized as a great contribution to our society and way of life today.

  
History
Military
NHL
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Prague Winter 1933 - The United States Wins an Early Gold
Roger A. Godin

Christmas Eve, 1932. A group of young Americans embark on the Cunard ocean liner Laconia at Commonwealth Pier in Boston, bound for Liverpool, England, and ultimate participation in the Ice Hockey World Championship in Prague, Czechoslovakia. They are led by 27-year-old Walter Brown, son of Boston Arena manager George Brown and a man destined to play a major role in hockey in the United States.

  
History
US Hockey
World Championships
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Iron Men - How Seven Imports from Ore Country Forged the Greatest Forgotten Season in Minnesota Hockey History
Jayson Hron

The story of the St. Cloud Teachers College hockey team, led by coach Lud Andolsek and featuring Hall of Fame goaltender Frank Brimsek.

  
History
University Hockey
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Skate Magician - Tommy Naylor of the Maple Leafs
John McKenty

In a modest little workshop underneath the stairs in the northeast corner of Maple Leaf Gardens works a quiet-spoken little man, husband and father of a family of athletes, who literally keeps the hockey Leafs on edge. He is Tommy Naylor, skate sharpener extraordinary. To his work bench flock the cream of the North American continent’s hockey players, speed blade artists and figure and fancy skaters

  
Biographical
Equipment
NHL
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From Blue Wing to Golden Knight - Art Quartermain’s Hockey Journey
Tim Zander

The Clarkson Golden Knights captured the bronze medal at the 1957 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship in Colorado. For Art Quartermain it was a positive end to his collegiate playing days.

  
Biographical
NCAA Hockey
University Hockey
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Duke of Edinburgh Trophy - The Minor Professional Hockey Championship of Canada
James Mancuso

The Duke of Edinburgh Trophy series was the greatest inter-league playoffs between of two minor pro circuits. It was billed as “the minor professional hockey championship of Canada” and pitted the postseason winner of the Quebec Hockey League (QHL) and Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1953/54 through 1956/57.

  
History
Minor-Pro Hockey
Trophies and Awards
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The Missing Leaf - Les Kozak of the 1961/62 Toronto Maple Leafs
Lenard Kotylo

The story of a player with the 1961/62 Stanley Cup winning team who after 50 years remains largely unknown.

  
Concussions
Injuries
Stanley Cup
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An Interview with Charlie Burns
Lenard Kotylo

Charlie Burns was a notable hockey player who stood out, not because he had been the second-leading scorer on his NHL team (the Pittsburgh Penguins of 1968/69), and not because he had been a playing coach with three teams in three leagues (with the Western Hockey League San Francisco/California Seals, the Minnesota North Stars and the American League New Haven Nighthawks), but because he had overcome a serious head injury and had continued to play hockey.

  
Concussions
Injuries
NHL
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Portland Buckaroos - Western Hockey League Legends
James Mancuso

The Portland Buckaroos were one of the greatest teams in minor professional hockey history. The club was a member of the Western Hockey League (WHL) for 14 seasons from 1960/61 to 1973/74 and established several all-time records.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
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A Season for the Ages - Jacques Plante in 1970/71
Todd Denault

Remembers Jacques Plante's time as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs; a season that ranks with the greatest in the history of goaltending

  
Biographical
Goaltending
Statistics
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Dave Dryden - Overlooked Innovator
Todd Denault

Recounts how he pioneered a mask with a cage around the eyes, soon to be referred to as the “combo mask,” in an Oilers exhibition game that fall of 1977 in Europe.

  
Biographical
Equipment
Goaltending
Historical
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EHL All-Time All-Stars
James Mancuso

The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) of 1933-1973 is one of the most storied and colourful minor-league hockey circuits that ever operated. It was rich in history, tradition and longevity, and pioneered the game in several cities and states.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
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First Game First Shift First Goal
Glen R. Goodhand

The story of players who put the puck past an NHL netminder during their first shift of their first game in the big time.

  
History
NHL
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Heartbreak Coaches - A History of Playoff Coaching Miser
Matthew DiBiase

A list of 10 National Hockey League coaches who led teams to the playoffs, yet was unable to get them to the Stanley Cup final, let alone win the Cup championship

  
Coaching
NHL
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The ACHL - Incredible Shrinking Hockey League
James Mancuso

The Atlantic Coast Hockey League (ACHL) was a secondary-level minor-pro circuit that existed from 1981/82 to 1986/87. It had 13 franchises that were based in 15 cities and eight states during its six campaigns. Many of its teams were affiliated with NHL organizations, and several of its players moved up to the high minors. A handful made it to the major league.

  
Business of Hockey
Minor-Pro Hockey
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The Many Faces of the International Hockey League
Glen R. Goodhand

A history of the many incarnations of leagues using the IHL moniker starting with the first openly pro league in Houghton, Michigan in 1903.

  
History
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A Stanley Cup 45 Years in the Making
Kevin Slater

Chronicles the Los Angeles Kings teams over the 45 years between joining the NHL and winning the Stanley Cup in 2012.

  
History
NHL
Stanley Cup
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Black Hockey Players in Europe
Roger D. Hardaway

Lists former and current black players playing high-level hockey in Europe.

  
Biographical
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The Pythagorean Won-Loss Formula and Hockey
Kevin D. Dayaratna, Steven J. Miller

A Statistical Justification for Using the Classic Baseball Formula as an Evaluative Tool in Hockey

  
NHL
Statistics
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2011

2011 Journal
22 articles
2011 Hockey Research Journal

The Greatest Season - The 1912 Quebec Hockey Club: Stanley Cup and World Champions
Marc Durand

The Quebec Hockey Club – not yet nicknamed Bulldogs – wins the NHA regular season, and defends the Stanley Cup, and participates in a “World championship” in Boston and New York City.

  
History
NHA
Stanley Cup
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Arena of Dreams - Dawson City’s Goal
Don Reddick

Details the history of Dawson City's Stanley Cup challenge, and subsequent re-enactments in 1997 and 2011 (for Hockey Day in Canada) spearheaded by Kevin Anderson of the Yukon.

  
Historical
Stanley Cup
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Rivalry and Ringers - The Temiskaming Senior Hockey League, 1905–1907
Kevin Slater

Competition between teams in the Temiskaming Senior Hockey League (1905–1907) results in the recruiting of professional players using aliases.

  
History
Senior Hockey
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An Old-fashioned Battle of Alberta - The Internal Combustion of the Big Four
Lenard Kotylo

Faced by the allegations of professionals playing in the Big Four Hockey League by the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, the league imploded from internal strife.

  
Business of Hockey
History
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Dr. William ‘ Jerry’ Laflamme - A Man with an Extraordinary Career
Victor Russell

The remarkable career of Jerry Laflamme is detailed, from his early days in Woodstock, Ontario, to success in Toronto with St. Michael’s College, refereeing and much more.

  
Biographical
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Merlyn Phillips - 1926 NHL Playoff Goal-Scoring Leader
Chris Mizzoni

The career of Merlyn "Bill" Phillips, the 1926 NHL Playoff Goal-Scoring Leader, is detailed.

  
Biographical
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Calder Cup Hat Trick - The Springfield Indians’ Three Straight Playoff Championships
James Mancuso

The Springfield Indians won three consecutive Calder Cup championships in the AHL, in 1960, 1961, and 1962. This story details those championships and includes the statistics for the team.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
Trophies and Awards
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A Triple Crown Triumph - Great Britain’s Unexpected 1936 Olympic Victory
Martin C. Harris

At the 1936 Olympic Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, the team from Great Britain won the gold medal, overcoming disputes over the team's makeup and changes to the schedule.

  
History
IIHF
International Hockey
Olympic Games
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One League, Two National Champions - Central Alberta Hockey in 1965/66
Jim Vantour

In the Central Alberta Hockey in 1965-66, two teams marched to national titles -- the Edmonton Oil Kings won the Memorial Cup, and the Drumheller Miners took the Allan Cup.

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Two Cups By One Coach - The Rare Feat of Coaching a Calder and a Stanley Cup Winner
Matthew DiBiase

A look at coaches who have lead teams to both the Stanley Cup and the Calder Cup.

  
Stanley Cup
Trophies and Awards
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The CHL’s Greatest Teams - The Top 10 of All Time
James Mancuso

The author selects the ten greatest teams in Central Hockey League history, from its 20 years of existence.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
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The CHL’s Greatest Players and Coaches - Legends, Heroes and Peak Performers
James Mancuso

The author selects the greatest players and coaches in Central Hockey League history, from its 20 years of existence.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
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The Scottish National League - The Early Years (1929–1940)
William S. Marshall

The formation and early years of the Scottish National League are detailed.

  
History
International Hockey
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The Oxford Canadians - Forgotten Pioneers of the Spengler Cup
Martin C. Harris

Details the teams from England's Oxford University that competed for the Spengler Cup various years between 1923 and 1933.

  
History
International Hockey
Trophies and Awards
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1959 - Missiles, Pucks and Orange Juice
Jayson Hron

The Soviet national team toured the United States in 1959, and faced the Team USA in the small town of Hibbing, Minnesota.

  
International Hockey
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Durnan, Howe and the Underdogs - Drama in the 1950 Playoffs
Jim Vantour

The 1950 NHL playoffs were full of drama, and are recounted here, including the Stanley Cup win of the Detroit Red Wings.

  
NHL
Stanley Cup
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When Garry Met Charlie - The 1971 / 72 California Golden Seals and How They Almost Got It Right
Steve Currier

The author focuses on the 1971/72 season of the NHL's California Golden Seals, and how a team on its way to respectability fell apart, and argues for the value of general manager Garry Young.

  
WHA
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NHL vs. WHA - The Pre-Season Games of 1974, 1976, 1977 and 1978
Benoît Clairoux

A recap of all the NHL versus WHA Pre-Season Games of 1974, 1976, 1977 and 1978.

  
Historical
NHL
WHA
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Miracles do Happen - The Manitouwadge Flyers and the Wrigley National Midget Tournament
Tim Zander

The unlikely story of the Manitouwadge Flyers from the very small town of Manitouwadge, Ontario, and the team's trip to the Wrigley National Midget Tournament in 1976-77.

  
Minor Hockey
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How Goals Were Scored - Data from Michigan Minor Hockey
Jerry Sullivan

The author analyzes the data from Michigan Minor Hockey to establish how goals were scored.

  
Goaltending
Minor Hockey
Statistics
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Concussions In Hockey - They’re Nothing New
Glen R. Goodhand

The author recaps many of the more famous incidents of concussions in hockey history, reminding readers that the injuries are hardly unique to today's game.

  
Concussions
Injuries
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The “Stanley Cups” of the Minors (Addendum)
James Mancuso

Corrections and additions to the article from the 2010 Hockey Research Journal.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
Trophies and Awards
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2010

The 2010 Hockey Research Journal
17 articles

The 2010 journal is a must-have for minor-pro hockey fans.

With articles listing the greatest seasons of all time from the Minor-Pro Hockey Committee as well as a listing of awards from The Hockey News and a listing of trophies, it is a treasure trove of minor-pro hockey information.

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2010 Hockey Research Journal

Inside cover, credits and submission guidelines for 2010 journal
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The Greatest Minor-League Season of All Time; The High Minors
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Frank Fredrickson - Olympic Hockey's First MVP
Bill Sproule

A recap of the life of Frank Frederickson, who was a standout on the 1924 Canadian Olympic team in Chamonix, France.

  
Biographical
Olympic Games
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The Greatest Minor-League Season of All-Time; Low Minors
James Mancuso

SIHR chooses the greatest seasons by minor league teams in history, with the low minors being "loops that are two or more steps below the NHL.A circuit in the low minors is made up mainly of clubs that have second- or third-level affiliations with NHL teams or that have no NHL working agreement at all.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
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The Hockey News Minor League Awards
James Mancuso

A list of every award given out by The Hockey News to people in the minor leagues of hockey.

  
Journalism
Minor-Pro Hockey
Trophies and Awards
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The Westmount Arena Fire - Disbanding the Redbands
John Gales

A fire at the Westmount Arena would lead to the folding of the Montreal Wanderers team.

  
NHA
NHL
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Minor-League Championship Trophies
James Mancuso

An examination and list of the various trophies and awards for the minor leagues.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
Trophies and Awards
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Knock-it-down-you-win - Hockey Card Games
Michael Talbot

The author recalls the games he used to play with hockey cards including Topsies, Standies, Closies, Dropsies, Farthies, Knock-Downs, Knock-It-Down-you-Win-It and Scrambles.

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Pembroke, Perth and a Monkey Wrench - Carmen Keon and the Little Lumber Kings
Tim Zander

In the upper Ottawa Valley League in 1936-37 season, the hopes for a Memorial Cup for the Pembroke Little Lumber Kings were dashed by the team in Perth, Ontario, which called Carmen Keon an ineligible player and Pembroke was disqualified.

  
Junior Hockey
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The Allan Cup - Hockey's Second Oldest Trophy
Bill Sproule

The history of the Allan Cup, donated by Sir H. Montagu Allan in 1909.

  
History
Senior Hockey
Trophies and Awards
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The 1958 United States National Team - Prelude to Squaw Valley
Roger A. Godin

After a silver medal at the 1956 Olympic Games, the United States Hockey Team was finding its way in 1958, establishing the squad that would win a gold medal in 1960.

  
Olympic Games
US Hockey
World Championships
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Taking Flight - How Hockey Changed Wilbur Wright's Career
Bill Sproule

An injury to Wilbur Wright during a hockey game set the path in place for the invention of flight with his brother, Orville.

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A Hundred Years of Hockey - On the Trail of the First Team Canada
Michael Talbot

In Switzerland early in 2010, the authors joined an international team of Oxford University hockey alumni to follow in the footsteps of a historic, but little-known, Oxford team (Talbot) and to reflect on their own experiences of Canada’s game in Europe in the 1990s and 1950s.

  
Historical
International Hockey
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Lucky Finds - The Incomplete Trophies of the SOJHL
Lenard Kotylo

The author finds some hockey trophies at a Guelph, Ontario, antique store, and discovers they are from the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

  
Trophies and Awards
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Subject to Change - Rescheduling of NHL Regular-Season Games
Andreas Szabo

The author presents a list of rescheduled NHL Games through history, including the reason why the contest changed dates.

  
Business of Hockey
NHL
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Ageless Wonders - A Methodology for Comparing the Longevity of NHL Players
Jake Bartlett

Through history, the author compares the longevity of NHL players.

  
NHL
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2009

2009 Journal
17 articles
2009 Hockey Research Journal

The Creighton Monument Unveiling
James Milks

A summary of the ceremony held in October of 2009 featuring Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to unveil a monument honouring hockey pioneer James Creighton following a fund raising campaign by SIHR.

  
Historical
Monuments
Origins of Hockey
SIHR
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PITTSBURGH - The Cradle of Pro Hockey
Ernie Fitzsimmons
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Bromley, Ontario - Four-Time Winners of the George Cup
Frank Cosentino
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BIRTH OF A RIVALRY - Canada's Teams Go Head-to-Head
Morey Holzman
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THE BATTLE OF QUEBEC - 30 Years Later
Benoît Clairoux
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Bad Joe - The Life and Times of a Hockey Legend
Eric Zweig
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BLOWING SMOKE - How the Trail Smoke Eaters Didn’t Get Their Name
Greg Nesteroff
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FRANK MATHERS - Player/Coach/GeneralManager/President, Hershey Bears
Bob Goodman
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THE GREATEST MINOR-LEAGUE TEAMS OF ALL TIME - The High Minors
James Mancuso
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THE GREATEST MINOR LEAGUE TEAMS OF ALL TIME - The Low Minors
James Mancuso
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THE CHARLOTTE CHECKERS - Minor-League Hockey Kings of the South
James Mancuso

The success on the ice of the Charlotte Checkers led to other pro teams in the southern United States.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING - The Brief Life of the Los Angeles Ramblers
Greg Nesteroff

The Los Angeles Ramblers of the Western International Hockey League were an early team to fly to games, primarily in the Pacific Northwest, for the 1946-47 season.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
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FRANK ‘CODDY’ WINTERS - America’s Forgotten Superstar
Roger A. Godin

The life of early American great Frank Coddy Winters is examined.

  
Biographical
US Hockey
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A HOCKEY PLAYER IN UNUSUAL PLACES - Heisman Trophy Winner Pete Dawkins
Lenard Kotylo

Football star Pete Dawkins played hockey too, and was a part of a team of Rhodes Scholars in Oxford, England.

  
Biographical
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THE PERTH BLUE WINGS - The Unheralded and Unsung Mystery Team of 1937/38
Tim Zander

The success of the teams in Perth, Ontario, in 1937 and 1938, including getting to the Eastern Memorial Cup finals.

  
Junior Hockey
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MONTREAL VICTORIAS EUROPEAN TOUR 1927
Carl Giden, Society for International Hockey Research

The Montreal Victorias of the Montreal City Senior Hockey League tour Sweden.

  
International Hockey
Senior Hockey
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PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY’S GREATEST PLAYOFF PERFORMANCE - Bill McDougall’s 1993 Calder Cup Run
James Mancuso, Chris Mizzoni

The Cape Breton Oilers won the 1993 Calder Cup Run thanks to Bill McDougall's 52 points in 16 playoff games.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
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2008

2008 Journal
18 articles
2008 Hockey Research Journal

Courtesy Costs Nothing
Glen R. Goodhand

The author describes a number occasions where goodwill and respect carried the day.

  
History
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Is This the First Team Canada?
Michael Talbot

On January 10, 1910, wearing white shirts emblazoned with a red maple leaf, the Oxford Canadians stepped on to the outdoor rink at the Swiss resort of Les Avants to play the host nation at the first European Championships. Was this the first Team Canada?

  
Historical
International Hockey
University Hockey
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THE CANADIENS’ NHL TITLE
James Mancuso
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THE GHOST OF GEORGES VEZINA
Todd Denault
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THE GALLANT GOALIE - Stocking Quebec's Hockey History
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell
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ROGIE VACHON - The Man Who Would Be King
Todd Denault
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Bad Luck and Bunny Larocque
Todd Denault

Recounting the career of the late Michel “Bunny” Larocque.

  
Biographical
Goaltending
NHL
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THE EPHEMERAL QUAKERS - Pursuing Philadelphia’s First NHL Franchise
Paul Christman
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30 Seasons of AHL Hockey in Portland, Maine
James Mancuso

The two franchises that have played hockey in Portland, Maine, are profiled.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
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MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY’S ALL-TIME ALL-STAR TEAM
James Mancuso
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The NOHA Comes of Age
Lenard Kotylo

WHEN THE NORTHERN ONTARIO HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (NOHA) was organized for the 1919/1920 hockey season, and affiliated with the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA), the latter only granted the NOHA senior teams intermediate status. The OHA estimated that the northern calibre of play was weaker than the established OHA senior teams. Northern howls of protest had no effect on the OHA decision.

  
Senior Hockey
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THE ST. CLAIR HOCKEY TRIANGLE
Alan Mann
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Northcote - Winners of the First George Cup
Frank Cosentino

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1926, was a significant day in the life of the Bonnechere Valley. First, there was the announcement of the formation of the new Bonnechere Valley Hockey League. That was followed by the creation and donation of the George Cup trophy – currently on display at the Bonnechere Museum in Eganville, Ontario – emblematic of the league’s championship. And then there was the realization that it all meant the beginning of rivalries and exchanges with neighbouring communities on a regular basis, something which had been only hit and miss in the past. All of this came about as a result of a meeting at the Ottawa House in Eganville with representatives from that community, Cobden, Bromley, and Douglas. They were all along or near the Bonnechere River which flowed some 160 kilometres from Algonquin Park to the Ottawa River at Lac des Chats.

  
Junior Hockey
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An Afternoon in the Attic - Relics Bring a Legend to Life
Alison J. Bell

The author shares the story of her day going through the artifacts and memorabilia of Hockey Hall of Famer Eddie Gerard.

  
Biographical
Memrobilia
NHA
NHL
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Torontos Defeat Vistorias - How the Toronto Star Saw It
Eric Zweig

Outlines the account given in the Toronto Star newspaper of the Toronto Blueshirts first Stanley Cup win with a 2-1 victory over the Victoria Aristocrats on Thursday night, March 19, 1914.

  
Journalism
NHA
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Recognizing an Ommision
Kevin Vautour

Recounting the steps made by the author to correct a few wrongs relating to retired numbers and banners hanging at TD Garden in Boston.

  
Memrobilia
NHL
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Five NHLers On One Juvenile Team
Ed Sweeney

The author looks at the rare youth teams that featured five players who would make the NHL from the 1934-35 East Kilodan Hockey Club.

  
History
NHL
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Hockey's Historic Highlights - The Big One that Got Away
Glen R. Goodhand

The whole complexion of recruiting prospects for an NHL squad has drastically changed since 1969 when the Entry Draft system was fully established. It is now no longer a case of getting a signature on a C-form, usually that of a parent, resulting in that player being under lock and key through every level of hockey until the day he was signed to a pro contract.

But the new setup is no less a gamble. Sometimes a major junior whiz developes into a big league wheeze! Contrariwise, rather ordinary hopefuls have transformed into on-ice heroes. In that initial

  
NHL
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2007

2007 Journal
18 articles
2007 Hockey Research Journal

Aspects of Hockey that give the game international appeal
Lenard Kotylo

The author explores the growth of hockey on a worldwide basis and what appealed to different people.

  
History
Origins of Hockey
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Rink Ritual; Launching a Team
Peter Orlik

The author explores the importance of ritual by contrasting the ceremonies to mark the debuts of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Ottawa Senators.

  
NHL
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Canada's Royal Game and Blueblood Patrons
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

Minor and significant royal references throughout Canada’s hockey history.

  
History
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The Pros are Coming - The NHL's First Venture Beyond North America
Martin C. Harris

Detailing the 1938 trip to England by the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens.

  
Historical
NHL
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Setting Cyclone's Story Straight
Eric Zweig

An attempt to dispel some of the myths and untruths about the life of Cyclone Taylor.

  
Biographical
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Quebec Junior Hockey in the 1940s and 1950s
Ernie Fitzsimmons

Until 1960-61, the junior leagues in Quebec were complicated and not unified; the author details the ebbs and flows of the leagues and teams in the province in the 1940s and 1950s.

  
History
Junior Hockey
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The ECHL's Greatest Teams
James Mancuso

The author lists the greatest teams in the history of the East Coast Hockey League to mark the league's 20th anniversary.

  
History
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The ECHL's Greatest Players and Coaches
James Mancuso

The author lists the greatest coaches and players in the history of the East Coast Hockey League.

  
Biographical
History
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The Monarchs Return to Southern Ontario - St. Michael’s College’s Brief Foray Into Senior Hockey
Kevin Shea

St. Michael's College hosted a senior hockey team for just one season, 1950-51, and this tells the story of the Monarchs.

  
History
Senior Hockey
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Last Hurrah for The Moose
Roger A. Godin

The career of “Moose” Frank Goheen in Minnesota.

  
Biographical
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When Mascots Were Barefaced
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

The author explores the early years of mascots, usually dogs or young boys.

  
History
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Hockey in Unusual Places; USC and UCLA
Lenard Kotylo

The ups and downs of the hockey teams at California universities and schools prior to World War II.

  
University Hockey
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Diplomacy and Hockey - The Japanese Experience and the Kenora Thistles
Paul Kitchen

Documents how a tour of Japan came together for the Kenora Thistles, and the political moves behind the scenes.

  
History
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Maple Leafs - Red Wings Western Tour, 1934
Chris Mizzoni

The details of the 1934 tour of Western Canada by the Red Wings and Maple Leafs is recounted.

  
History
NHL
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Stanley Cup Winning Goals in Overtime
Ed Sweeney

A recap of all 15 Stanley Cup-winning overtime goals in history, up until 2007.

  
NHL
Stanley Cup
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Star Power and Playoff Success - The 1960s Black Hawks
Peter Albert

Using statistics to consider the Chicago Black Hawks of the 1960s and whether they did or did not meet expectations.

  
NHL
Statistics
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Cinderella Stories - An analysis of luck in the playoffs
Iain Fyffe

Using statistics to study playoff rounds and the likelihood of upsets.

  
Statistics
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Should NHL Teams Hire Shootout Specialists?
Jean-Patrice Martel

Using statistics to suggest that having a specialist in shootouts would be beneficial to NHL teams.

  
NHL
Statistics
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2006

2006 Journal
19 articles
2006 Hockey Research Journal

An Interview with Michael McKinley
Society for International Hockey Research

Michael McKinley wrote the CBC’s 10-part documentary series Hockey: A People’s History, and is interviewed about the experiences working on the show and about hockey history.

  
Books
Broadcasting
Documentary
History
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P.D.Ross - How He Came To Be a Stanley Cup Trustee
Paul Kitchen

Details how P.D. Ross became one of the trustees of the Stanley Cup.

  
History
Journalism
Stanley Cup
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Changing Seasons - Accommodating Kenora’s Stanley Cup Challenge
Eric Zweig

The Manitoba Hockey League adjusted its 1906-07 season to accommodate the Kenora Thistles' plan for a Stanley Cup challenge.

  
Stanley Cup
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The Memorial and the Man - The Story Behind the Canadian Junior Cup
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

An exploration of the origin of the Memorial Cup presented to the best junior hockey team, including some of the players honoured by the trophy and who came up with the idea.

  
History
Junior Hockey
Memorial Cup
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Tex's Rangers and Other Tall Tails
Eric Zweig

The author examines the origin of the New York Rangers name, as well as how the Rangers apparently were behind the creation of the Prince of Wales Trophy.

  
Arenas
Trophies and Awards
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Cyclone Taylor - The View from the Pacific Coast
Lenard Kotylo

Recapping Cyclone Taylor's first season, 1912–13, with the Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association.

  
Biographical
History
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Josef Malecek - Hockey's First 1000-Goal Scorer
Patrick Houda

Josef Malecek, a pre-World War II Czechoslovakian hockey superstar, was the first player to get to 1,000 goals.

  
Biographical
International Hockey
Records
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Team Canada '64 - The Team that Time and Justice Forgot
Terry Walker

The author details his attempts to get the 1964 Team Canada Olympic team its medals, whether it is Olympic bronze or World Championship bronze, and his battles with the International Ice Hockey Federation to get the team recognized.

  
IIHF
International Hockey
Olympic Games
World Championships
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Spirit of '76 - The Best of Team Canada
Murray Greig

The author ranks the 1976 Team Canada team from the Canada Cup as the greatest team from Canada in history.

  
International Hockey
Tournaments
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Getting There is Half the Fun - Some Trips to Remember
Glen R. Goodhand

Some of the more memorable trips made by hockey teams, through snowstorms and blizzards, to make it to games -- and sometimes not.

  
Reminiscing
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The Oshawa Patricias - Professional Hockey in Canada’s Motor City
R. Wayne Geen

The brief existence of the Oshawa Patricias in the OPHL for the 1930-31 season is recounted.

  
History
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Small Town Success Story - Douglas and the George Cup
Frank Cosentino

The success of the Douglas, Ontario Maroons team in the Bonnechere Valley Hockey League from 1947 to 1953.

  
History
Senior Hockey
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The Evolving State of Hockey - The 1934-35 St. Paul Saints
Roger A. Godin

The 1934-35 St. Paul Saints went from first to last and won the championship with a core of players developed in Minnesota.

  
History
US Hockey
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Clinton New York - The Biggest Little Hockey Town in the USA
James Mancuso

A history of hockey in Clinton, New York, "the biggest little hockey town in the USA."

  
History
Minor-Pro Hockey
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USHL History - From Surviving to Thriving
Jayson Hron

The origins of the United States Hockey League into the top American junior league.

  
Business of Hockey
Junior Hockey
US Hockey
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What Will They Think of Next? - A Sometimes Serious, Sometimes Not, Statistical Analysis of the NHL’s Latest Innovation
Jean-Patrice Martel

The author examines the debut year of the shootout in the National Hockey League, looking at the statistics of both the goalies and the players.

  
Shootouts
Statistics
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The Probabilities of Winning an NHL Shootout
Matt Thomas

The author turns to statistics to determine the probabilities of winning an NHL shootout.

  
Shootouts
Statistics
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The Last in a Long Line - Significant Lasts in Hockey History
Glen R. Goodhand

The author details a number of “lasts” over the years in hockey, including individual player statistics, team results and changes to the rules.

  
All-Star Game
History
Rules
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The 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers - Undefeated in 35 Games
Ed Sweeney

A look at the Philadelphia Flyers' 35-game undefeated streak from 1979-80, with game by game summaries.

  
Records
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2005

2005 Journal
19 articles
2005 Hockey Research Journal

Anatomy of a Database - How The SIHR Website Came To Be
Ernie Fitzsimmons

A brief history of the SIHR database and how it evolved to what it is today (2005).

  
SIHR
Statistics
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Remembering Menke - And The Birthplace Battle
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

A short biography of Frank G. Menke, and his look at the origins of hockey.

  
Books
History
Journalism
Origins of Hockey
Publishing
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End of an Era - The Stanley Cup Ceases To Be A Challenge Trophy
Eric Zweig

The Stanley Cup had been a Challenge Trophy, but that ended with the last challenge in 1913-14.

  
Stanley Cup
Trophies and Awards
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Sugar Stories - Paying the Press
Paul Kitchen

Details the past practice of paying members of the press “to sweeten the public's perception of the spectacle.”

  
Journalism
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Temperature's Rising - The Relationship Between the New York Americans and Madison Square Garden
Lenard Kotylo

Explains the relationship between the New York Americans and Madison Square Garden, which seemed heavily weighted in favour of the latter.

  
Arenas
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Morenz and Joliat - Mighty Mite and the Stratford Streak
Murray Greig

Short profiles of Howie Morenz and Aurel Joliet, who helped guide Montreal to some of its early success.

  
Biographical
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Judaism on Ice - The Jewish Experience and the NHL
Irv Osterer

A look at some of the Jewish players in the NHL.

  
Biographical
Religion
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Hockey's Fabulous Fables - Fact Or Fiction?
Glen R. Goodhand

Stories that have taken on a life of their own over time.

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Benedict's Mask - Uncovering The Truth On Covering Up
Eric Zweig

Clearing up the mystery on Clint Benedict wearing a goalie mask.

  
Equipment
Goaltending
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The Year of the Mask - 1959-60 A Timeline
Fred Addis

A look at some of the injuries prior to Jacques Plante donning facial protection in the 1959-60 season.

  
Equipment
Goaltending
Injuries
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A Critique of Normalized Winning Percentages
Iain Fyffe

The author shows how a previous story in the Journal is flawed, and has no application to hockey.

  
Statistics
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The Penalty Shot - 70 Years of Excitement
Joseph Nieforth

The penalty shot was created in the 1930s, and this story tells of its evolution.

  
History
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St. Catharine's Stories - Junior A Hockey In The Garden City
John Hewitt

The story of how Junior A hockey came to the Garden City of St. Catharines.

  
History
Junior Hockey
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Ambidextrous Athletes - They’d Rather Switch Then Fight
Glen R. Goodhand

A recap of those players who can shot and catch with either the left or right hand.

  
Biographical
Skills
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Walter Andeson - Stickhandling Wizard
Alan Mann

A profile of Walter Anderson, a stick maker from Wallaceburg, Ontario.

  
Equipment
Hockey Sticks
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Lords of the Rink - 1976-77 Habs Were The Best Ever
Murray Greig

The 1976-77 Canadiens achieved individual and team honours not seen before in the history of the NHL.

  
Records
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John Brophy - Minor League, Major Effort
Seth Lerman

A profile of John Brophy, who had “4000 more penalty minutes than any other person in professional hockey”

  
Biographical
Minor-Pro Hockey
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The Value of the Stanley Cup
Eric Zweig

The Stanley Cup was a very significant purchase dollar wise when compared to the value of the dollar in 2003.

  
Trophies and Awards
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Overtime Over Time - Reflections on Regular Season OT
Andreas Szabo

Overtime in the regular season has undergone numerous changes in duration, termination and participation.

  
Statistics
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2004

2004 Journal
26 articles
2004 Hockey Research Journal

Where the Stars Were - Service Hockey in Western Canada (1942-43)
Don MacEachern

During the 1942-43 season, numerous NHLers were playing hockey in Western Canada, having enlisted in the Armed Forces.

  
Military
Senior Hockey
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The Colorful Patricks - A Story of Brotherly Love
Francis Donnelan

Written by the daughter of Frank Patrick, she tells the story of her father driving to Seattle to retrieve her Uncle Ted.

  
Biographical
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The Shared Shutout - A Stat That Slipped Through The Five Hole
Andreas Szabo

A shutout, split between two netminders, has long been overlooked, according to author Andreas Szabo.

  
Goaltending
Statistics
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The Ones that Got Away - The Cook Brothers' Contract Controversy
Paul Kitchen

Details the attempt by Ottawa owner Frank Ahern to get the Cook brothers ,Bill and Bun, to sign with his team.

  
NHL
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The MacNaughton Cup - One of Hockey's Oldest Active Trophy
Bill Sproule

The story of the MacNaughton Cup and how it came to be awarded in the U.S. college hockey ranks.

  
Amateur Hockey
University Hockey
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The George Cup - Small Towns, Big Rivalries
Frank Cosentino

The Stanley Cup of the Bonnechere Valley (Ottawa), the George Cup was competed for from 1927 until 1969.

  
Senior Hockey
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The Falcons Were First - Ending An Olympic Controversy
Brian Johannessen

The Winnipeg Falcons take their rightful place as the first Olympic Hockey champions.

  
Olympic Games
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Sugar Jim Henry - A Remembrance
Ed Sweeney

Profile of Jim Henry that first appeared in the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame newsletter.

  
Biographical
NHL
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Predictions and Promotions - Odd-Ball Attempts to Improve the Game
Glen R. Goodhand

Some of the more unusual ways in which the game had tried to be improved upon.

  
Officiating
Rules
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The Plattsburgh Pioneers - Unsuccessful South of the Border
R. Wayne Geen

A profile of the team that lasted just seventeen games into the 1983-84 QMJHL season.

  
Junior Hockey
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Patrick's Early Ambition - As Reported on December 19, 1909
Society for International Hockey Research

A story from the newspaper, it talks about a wager (undecided who won) between Frank and Lester Patrick as to the ages of Billy and Suddie Gilmour.

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Normalized Winning Percentage - The Key to Unlocking Goalie Success Rates Across Eras
Ray Flowers

The debate continues as to the best goalie of all time, through the use of Normalized Winning Percentages.

  
Goaltending
Statistics
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Moe Roberts - A Career in Bookends
Roger A. Godin

A biography of Maurice Roberts, an American goaltender who, if remembered at all, for a particular incident or two and quickly dismissed...

  
Biographical
Goaltending
NHL
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Lucky Black Cats - And A Host Of Other Superstitions
Glen R. Goodhand

A look at some of the more odd superstitions that hockey players observe.

  
Lighthearted
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John Ross Robertson - Hockey Czar and Humanitarian
R. Wayne Geen

A biography of John Ross Robertson (1841-1918), known as the father of Amateur Hockey in Ontario, a philanthropist who helped shape the destiny of the Hospital For Sick Children, and founder of the Evening Telegram newspaper. Robertson vehemently opposed professionalism in hockey.

  
Amateur Hockey
Biographical
Historical
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IHL Players - Pro Pioneers
Ernie Fitzsimmons

A look at some of the players who were part of hockey? first professional league, the International Hockey League.

  
Biographical
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Houghton - The Birthplace of Pro Hockey
Bill Sproule

The story of hockey in Houghton, Michigan, and how it led to the first professional hockey league, the International Hockey League.

  
Historical
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Hockey Night in Nelson - The Patrick's Before the PCHA
Eric Zweig

The Patricks' attempts to put a team from Nelson together to challenge for the Stanley Cup.

  
Historical
Stanley Cup
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Hockey and the Law - On-Ice Incidents Before Bertuzzi
Lenard Kotylo

A look at on-ice incidents where the long arm of the long has become involved.

  
Injuries
NHL
Violence
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Game Worn Jerseys - An Introduction to Authentication
Richard G. Lomax

This story explains to the reader things to look for when trying to determine if a game worn jersey is authentic or not.

  
Memrobilia
Uniforms
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Foster was Faster - But He Wasn't First
Eric Zweig

The story of how Foster Hewitt was actually the third man to broadcast hockey over the radio airwaves.

  
Broadcasting
Journalism
NHL
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Double Annihilation - The Unprecedented Accomplishments of the 1960 Canadiens
Matt Thomas

A look back at the 1960 Canadiens season.

  
NHL
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Crucial Scoring - How Much Is An NHL Goal Actually Worth?
Robert Villeneuve

This story asks the question: How crucial or relevant is a player's scoring during a hockey game? The author does so using mathematical tables.

  
NHL
Statistics
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All-Stars and Stripes - The Evolution of the Maple Leafs Uniform
Eugene Willis

A look at the history of the Toronto Maple Leafs uniforms.

  
NHL
Uniforms
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1951: That Crazy Allan Cup Year
Ernie Fitzsimmons

Following the 1949-50 season, the Alexander Cup came into being for semi-pro teams, as senior team owners were paying almost as much to ice their teams.

  
Allan Cup
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Doc Gibson - The Eye in the IHL
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

A profile of John Liddell Macdonald (Doc) Gibson, a pioneer in the IHL.

  
Biographical
Historical
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2003

2003 Journal
23 articles
2003 Hockey Research Journal

Look Mom, I Made the NHL - The Scoring Exploits of One-Game Wonders
Alan Mann

Documents the scoring exploits of the 174 NHLers (as of 2001-02) that played just a single game, and the 118 that played in two games.

  
NHL
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Was NHL History Made in 1918? - The Story of Paul Jacobs
James Milks

Asks the question of whether Paul Jacobs was actually the first aboriginal hockey player in the NHL.

  
Aboriginal Players / Teams
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The 1919 Stanley Cup Championship - The One That Wasn't
Frank Cosentino

Details the 1919 Stanley Cup final between Montreal and Seattle, and the events that led up to it.

  
Stanley Cup
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Adjusted Scoring - A Critique of Total Hockey's System
Iain Fyffe

A critique of the adjusted scoring system used by Total Hockey, which author Iain Fyffe says has 'its share of flaws and limitations.

  
Statistics
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The Winnipeg Victorias - Their Last Stanley Cup Challenge
Ed Sweeney

A detailed description of the 1903 Stanley Cup series between the Winnipeg Victorias and the Montreal AAA team.

  
Stanley Cup
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A Man for All Seasons - Four Multi-Sport Stars from the 1900s
Eric Zweig

Multi-sport athletes is the basis of this article. It includes athletes who played hockey, lacrosse, football, rowing and boxing.

  
Biographical
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Anything You Can Do - Recognizing Bobbie Rosenfeld and Hilda Ranscombe
Lenard Kotylo

Looks at the sporting careers of Fanny Rosenfeld and Hilda Ranscombe, pioneers of women's hockey.

  
Biographical
Women's Hockey
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Jo-Jo Graboski - Requiem for a Great Hockey Player
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

A close look at the career of Jo-Jo Graboski, the only player to win senior amateur titles in three countries.

  
Biographical
Senior Hockey
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Senior Hockey in Saskatchewan - 1928-1944
Don MacEachern

A look at senior hockey in Saskatchewan from the beginning of the Great Depression until the middle of WWII.

  
Senior Hockey
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Six of a Kind - A Recap of the Bentleys' Career
Don MacEachern

A detailed look at the careers of the Bentley brothers.

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The Other Brother
Glen R. Goodhand

A look at brother acts in the NHL, where one is dominant, while the other isn't

  
NHL
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Smoke Eaters Sweater was a Life-Saver - The Story of Steve Saprunoff
Murray Greig

A stick boy/mascot with the Trial Smoke Eaters is shot down in war-torn Berlin. He happens to be wearing Smoke Eaters jersey given to him by Mickey Brennan (#5). Taken as a prisoner of war, Steve Sapurnoff was seen by a German guard wearing his Smoke Eaters jersey. That guard was a hockey fan, and smuggled food to Sapurnoff.

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Remembering Redheads
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

Numerous players have been nicknamed “Red” Berenson, Dutton, Garrett, Horner, Sullivan & Kelly. The subject of this story, however, is Albert “Red” Tilson. Following a career with the Oshawa Generals, Tilson enlisted in the Canadian Army. He died while serving his country.

  
Military
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The Edmonton Flyers - The First WHL Champions
Jim Vantour

Chronicles the 1952-53 Edmonton Flyers, winners of the 1952-53 WHL championship.

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The 1952-53 Bracebridge Kinsmen
Eugene Willis

The story of the first team in Bracebridge to win an Ontario Minor Hockey Association title.

  
Minor Hockey
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The Boys in Summer - NHLers Take to the Diamond
Alan Mann

NHLers softball teams barnstorm through Wallaceburg on two separate occasions in 1938 and 1950.

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Who's the Greatest Goaltender of All-Time
Iain Fyffe

A critique of an earlier story in the SIHR Journal (1999) by Cliff Ash.

  
Goaltending
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Kings of the Crease - Rating the Goalies of the 50s and 60s
Iain Fyffe

A ranking of the best five netminders of the 50s and 60s

  
Goaltending
Statistics
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Chips off the Old Block
Glen R. Goodhand

Sons following their fathers into hockey.

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Burlington's Beginnings in 1914
Larry Robertson

Burlington's beginnings in the OHA and how it centred around the Elgin Street Arena.

  
Arenas
Senior Hockey
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Cougar's Hockey - It's All About Family
Larry Robertson

A history of the Burlington Mohawks and Cougars franchise.

  
Senior Hockey
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The Impact of Junior Players on University Hockey: 1963 to 1990
Lenard Kotylo

A look at the influence of junior hockey players had on Ontario University hockey for the twenty-seven year period.

  
Junior Hockey
University Hockey
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Wirephotos - Frozen in Time
Murray Greig

Pioneered by Canadian William Stephenson of Nova Scotia, this story looks at Wirephotos and how they have become collector's items.

  
History
Journalism
Photography
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2002

2002 Journal
23 articles
2002 Hockey Research Journal

Report of the Sub-Committee Looking into Claim that Windsor, Nova Scotia, is the Birthplace of Hockey
Society for International Hockey Research
  
Historical
Origins of Hockey
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When did this start?
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

Some key early dates in the history of hockey in Canada.

  
Origins of Hockey
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Kingston's Claim on Hockey's Birth - Exploring the Roots of the Game
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

Explores Kingston, Ontario's claims to early hockey games, comparing it to Montreal, Halifax and Windsor, Nova Scotia.

  
Origins of Hockey
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You say it's your birthday, but who nows for sure?
Eric Zweig

The author explores the difficulties in establishing a proper birthdate for hockey players.

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From Millionaires to Maple Leafs - Exploring Toronto's Roots in Renfrew
Frank Cosentino

Explains how the teams funded by the O'Brien family in Renfrew, Ontario, in the National Hockey Association, later became the Toronto Maple Leafs.

  
NHA
NHL
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Canadiens, Canadians, Habs or Habs Not
Frank Cosentino

Explains how the teams funded by the O'Brien family in Renfrew, Ontario, in the National Hockey Association, later became the Montreal Canadiens.

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Facing the Falcons - The 1920 United States Olympic Team
Roger A. Godin

Recounts the United States Olympic team experiences from 1920, where they won a silver medal in Antwerp, Belgium.

  
IIHF
International Hockey
Olympic Games
US Hockey
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The Original Oxford Canadians - Hockey Pioneers and War Heroes
Martin C. Harris

Oxford University had teams of Canadians who prompted hockey in Europe in the 1910s.

  
International Hockey
University Hockey
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Bethune Minet Peter Patton - British Hockey Pioneer
Martin C. Harris

A biography of Bethune Minet “Peter” Patton, who was a key figure in both the history of hockey in Britain but in Europe as well.

  
Biographical
International Hockey
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Hockey Players in Unusual Places - Notre Dame's Multi-Sport Stars
Lenard Kotylo

Details a number of Notre Dame football players who also excelled at hockey.

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The Gambling Scandal of 1948 - A Black Mark on the Game
Corey Bryant

Recounts the suspension of two NHL players for ties to gambling and bookmakers in 1948.

  
NHL
View article
Eric Pettinger - Cowboy Traded for a King
Alan Mann

Details the life and career of Eric Pettinger, from growing up to being in charge of hockey in Wallaceburg, Ontario.

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Eight is Enough - Does "Net" Spell "Nyet" for Coaching in the NHL?
Glen R. Goodhand

Tries to establish why so few goaltenders became head coaches in the NHL.

  
Coaching
Goaltending
NHL
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Abandoning the OHA - Toronto's Metro Junior A Hockey League
Kevin Shea

In 1961-62, the Toronto Maple Leafs dropped their affiliation with the Ontario Hockey Association and formed the Toronto Metro Junior A League, which lasted two seasons.

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Big Time NHL On Small-Town Canada Rinks
Alan Mann

Recollections of various visits by NHL teams to Wallaceburg, Ontario,

  
NHL
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Is There a Doctor in the House? - Practice Makes Perfect, On and Off the Ice
Glen R. Goodhand

Recaps all of the players that were or became doctors or dentists through the years.

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The Summit Series - The American Officials
Roger A. Godin

The story behind the referees used for the 1972 Canada-Russia Summit Series.

  
IIHF
Officiating
World Championships
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Where were you in '69 - Czech Victory Surpasses 1972 Dramatics
Joe Pelletier

Recapping Czechoslovakia's win over the U.S.S.R. at the 1969 World Championships.

  
IIHF
International Hockey
World Championships
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Here a Gimmick, there a Gimmick - Anything to Gain an Advantage
Glen R. Goodhand

Different things that coaches and teams have done through the years to help their club improve, from straw goalies to pyramid power.

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Remembering a Season to Forget - The 1974-75 Washington Capitals
Scott Surgent

Recapping the 1974-75 season for the expansion Washington Capitals, when they only won eight games.

  
NHL
Statistics
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Beyond McSorley - Vicarious Liability of Owners
Ron Watson

Explores whether coaches and assistant coaches are responsible for directing some of the more notable incidents of on-ice violence.

  
NHL
Violence
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Scoring the Game's First Goal - 2000-01 NHL Regular Season Results
Matt Thomas

The author examines the first goal of the game for every game for the 2001-02 season, examining whether there is a home advantage, whether the first goal leads to the win, and how teams that scored more first compared to other teams.

  
NHL
Statistics
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The 10 Worst Trades of All-Time - Ranked In Order
Corey Bryant

Brief recaps of some of the worst trades of all time.

  
Business of Hockey
NHL
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2001

2001 Journal
19 articles
2001 Hockey Research Journal

Putting it on Ice - The Puck Pulls Worldwide Scholars
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

The author's recap of a history of hockey conference, Putting It On Ice, Hockey in Historical and Contemporary Perspective, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  
Hockey Research
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Family Coaching Opponents - Battles Behind the Bench
Glen R. Goodhand

When brothers faced each other as coaches in the NHL.

  
Lighthearted
NHL
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The Halifax Rules - Fact or Fiction
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

The author examines the pros and cons of the Halifax Rules and their relation to the origins of hockey.

  
Origins of Hockey
Rules
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Early Goal Nets - The Evolution of an Idea
Paul Kitchen

The development of hockey nets in the early years.

  
Equipment
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The Dawson City Tour - A Game-by-Game Account
Ernie Fitzsimmons

A game by game recap of Dawson City challenging Ottawa for the Stanley Cup in January 1905.

  
Stanley Cup
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Kenora vs. Brandon - The Small Town Series that Disappeared
Eric Zweig

The build-up to and the series between the Kenora Thistles and Brandon Wheat Kings in 1907, a forgotten Stanley Cup challenge.

  
Stanley Cup
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They Weren't the Silver Seven - The Search for Ottawa’s Nickname
Paul Kitchen

The author aims to prove that the term Silver Seven for the Ottawa teams from 1903-06 is incorrect.

  
History
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Hockey and the Courts - Legal Action Off the Ice
Lenard Kotylo

A wide-ranging article detailing many hockey-related court cases, from violence on the ice to girls playing with boys, to the NHL's reserve clause, to legal issues for owners.

  
Rules
Violence
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Was it a Plot? - The Alcide Laurin Hockey Death
Lenard Kotylo

The on-ice death of Alcide Laurin in 1905 at the hands of Allan Loney is recounted.

  
Violence
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Marks on Hockey's Face - Centering on the Red Line
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

An exploration of how the red line came about.

  
NHL
Rules
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Improving Plus-Minus - Making Statistics More Useful
Iain Fyffe

An explanation and analysis of the plus-minus statistic.

  
Statistics
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Using Statistical Methods to Evaluate Hockey Players
Richard G. Lomax

With the increase of statistics available, the author explains how some of them work and how they will better help to analyze the game.

  
Statistics
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Home is Where the Hockey Stick Is - Foreign Born, But not Foreign Trained
Glen R. Goodhand

A round-the-world recap of first NHL players from various countries.

  
NHL
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On the Trail of the McNaughton Cup - The 1915–16 St. Paul Athletic Club Team
Roger A. Godin

The 1915–16 season of the St. Paul Athletic Club Team from Minnesota is recounted.

  
US Hockey
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Hockey's Other Heroes - Adventures Off the Ice
Glen R. Goodhand

A series of short stories about heroic acts by hockey players through the years, both in the military and in civilian life.

  
Lighthearted
Military
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Searching for Bernie Morris - The Other Stanley Cup Story of 1919
Eric Zweig

Story explains how Bernie Morris, the leading scorer for the Seattle Metropolitans, didn't get to play in the 1919 Stanley Cup final.

  
Military
Stanley Cup
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Was it Hockey's First TV Goal? - Q&A Session with Bob Hassard
Stu McMurray

A question and answer session with Bob Hassard.

  
Broadcasting
NHL
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Years of Gloom and Doom - The Leafs’ 15 Worst Goals from 1981 to 1995
James Duplacey

The author lists what he thinks are the 15 worst goals scored against the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1981 to 1995, detailing each goal with a paragraph.

  
NHL
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Foreign Facts and Figures - Famous Firsts and Other Fun
James Duplacey

The author details various firsts for European players, including making the NHL.

  
NHL
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1999

1999 Journal
21 articles
1999 Hockey Research Journal

The Way We Were - Letter From Long, Long Ago
Jim Walter

Two personal letters from Frank Spain are reprinted, with background from the author.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
Olympic Games
University Hockey
US Hockey
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Violence in Hockey
W. Upper

The aim of this research paper is to investigate the present public’s perspective of violence in Canadian amateur ice hockey.

  
Amateur Hockey
Violence
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Who's the Greatest Goaltender of All-Time?
Cliff Ash

The author uses statistics to try to establish the greatest goaltender of all-time, narrowing his selection down to 12 goalies.

  
Goaltending
Statistics
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From Stoppers to Shooters - Players Who Began as Goalies
Glen R. Goodhand

A series of short stories about hockey players whose early days were spent as goaltenders.

  
Goaltending
NHL
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The History of "New" Hockey
Michael W. Bujold

The author explores violence and bodychecking through the years, and the evolution of the game in an essay-style piece.

  
History
Rules
Violence
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From Dey's Rink to Bryden's Palladium
Paul Kitchen

The author details the various arenas used by the Senators in Ottawa, Ontario, over the years.

  
Arenas
NHA
NHL
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The Life and Time of Frank McGee
Leighton Kemmett

A proposed film about Frank McGee is outlined, as well as McGee's many accomplishments.

  
Biographical
Hockey Hall of Fame
Hockey Icons
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Killing Frank McGee
Don Reddick

The military career of Frank McGee, and his death during the First World War, is detailed.

  
Hockey Hall of Fame
Hockey Icons
Military
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From Morenz to Gretzky - How the Rangers have succeeded with other team's superstars
Phil Foreman

The author explores the many stars of other teams that the New York Rangers acquired through the years, and details how they fared with the Rangers.

  
Hockey Hall of Fame
Hockey Icons
NHL
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The 1937-38 New York Americans - Close but no Cigar
Don O'Hanley

The 1937-38 season of the New York Americans is recapped, including statistics.

  
NHL
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Two Decades Later - Seals Boosters Keep the Faith
Scott Surgent

A passion for the defunct California Golden Seals is kept alive by its booster club.

  
NHL
View article
Hockey Statistics - The New Wave of Numbers in the Game
Paul Bruno

The author explains newly tracked statistics such as ice time, face-offs, turnovers, hits, and shots.

  
NHL
Statistics
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The Genesis of Dawson's Stanley Cup Challenge
Don Reddick

The author recaps the genesis of the Dawson City challenge for the Stanley Cup, how the players were chosen and details their trip from the Yukon to Ottawa.

  
Historical
Stanley Cup
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Why the Trolley League?
Don O'Hanley

The Ontario Professional Hockey League, called the Trolley League, existed from 1908 to 1910, uniting teams via the railway.

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Joe Turner
Tony Techko

A biography of Joe Turner, an NHL goaltender who was killed in World War II, and for whom the IHL Turner Cup was named.

  
Biographical
Goaltending
Military
Trophies and Awards
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Setting the Record Straight
Bill Kingstone

The author explains George O’Donoghue's role with the Toronto St. Patricks and how his contributions to the 1922 Stanley Cup winning team have been unjustly overlooked.

  
Coaching
NHL
Stanley Cup
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Minnesota's Team - The 1935-36 St. Paul Saints
Roger A. Godin

The 1935-36 season of the St. Paul Saints of the American Hockey Association is recounted.

  
Minor-Pro Hockey
US Hockey
View article
Nicknames
Glen R. Goodhand

The author details some nicknames of hockey players and their origins.

  
Lighthearted
NHL
View article
Vignettes from the first 20 years of The Hockey News
Denis Gibbons

A series of unrelated tidbits gleaned by The Hockey News are reprinted.

  
Journalism
Publishing
View article
Senior Hockey
Lenard Kotylo

A number of players who played in Ontario Senior "A" hockey leagues share their stories for mini-biographies.

  
Allan Cup
Biographical
Senior Hockey
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The Rise and Fall of Ice Polo and its Influence on Maritime Hockey
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

Bill Fitsell explores the the forgotten game of Ice Polo, which was popular in the north-eastern United States at the turn of the twentieth century.

  
History
Origins of Hockey
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1997

1997 Journal
16 articles
1997 Hockey Research Journal

The Other Brother
Lenard Kotylo

The life and career of Art Jackson, younger brother of Hall of Fame player Busher Jackson, is recounted.

  
Biographical
Family Ties
NHL
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Montreal Ice-Hockey Rinks - 1875-1917
Michel Vigneault

The author details the various arenas in Montreal, Quebec, from 1875-1917.

  
Arenas
History
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Shutouts in the Spotlight
James Duplacey

Goalies that had a shutout in their NHL debut.

  
Goaltending
NHL
View article
Patriotic Duty: The 1942 AHL All-Star Game
Chuck Miller

The 1942 American Hockey League All-Star Game is recapped.

  
AHL
All-Star Game
Minor-Pro Hockey
View article
The First Ice Hockey Game in Australia
Birger Nordmark

The details of the first ice hockey game in Australia in 1906 are recapped.

  
Historical
International Hockey
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A Case for Murray Murdoch
Ed Sweeney

A biography of Murray Murdoch, one of the NHL's early Iron Men.

  
Biographical
NHL
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Crossing the Links: The NHL and the British Hockey Leagues - 1935-1960
Martin C. Harris

The author explores the 38 players who skated in both the NHL and the British, English, and Scottish leagues between 1935 and 1960.

  
International Hockey
NHL
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Yesterday, When We Were Young - Providence vs. The AHL All-Stars
Don O'Hanley

The 1956 AHL All-Star Game is recapped, with the defending Calder Cup champion Rhode Island Reds taking on the best of the league.

  
AHL
All-Star Game
Minor-Pro Hockey
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No Scoring is Never Boring
Robert Kirk

The author details the scoreless ties from the Stanley Cup playoffs from 1927 to 1996.

  
NHL
Stanley Cup
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From Hoghee to Hockey: A Search for Origins
Gerald B. Higgs

The author shares some of his findings in regards to hockey cards and collectibles, and how it helps us further understand the origins of hockey.

  
Memrobilia
Origins of Hockey
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Stoppers Turned Shooters
Glen R. Goodhand

A look at players who either changed positions permanently or filled in for injured or penalized goalies in the early days of the NHL.

  
Goaltending
NHL
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Flashback: The Winnipeg Victorias Win Stanley Cup
Ed Sweeney

The original newspaper story from February 15, 1896 from the Winnipeg Free Press is reprinted, detailing the Winnipeg Victorias and their Stanley Cup win over Montreal Victorias.

  
Historical
Stanley Cup
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Players Who Became On-Ice Officials
Glen R. Goodhand

A look back at the many players who became officials after their playing days.

  
NHL
Officiating
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A Quantitative Analysis of the NHL Entry Draft
Josh Rosenbluth

The author uses statistics to measure the greatest successes in the NHL Entry Draft.

  
NHL
Statistics
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American Participation on Stanley Cup-Winning Teams
Roger A. Godin

The author tracks the history of American participation on Stanley Cup-winning Teams, focusing mainly on 1975-1996.

  
NHL
Stanley Cup
US Hockey
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The Specs on the Players Who Wore Glasses in Action
Glen R. Goodhand

The careers of players who had poor eyesight and needed glasses is explored.

  
NHL
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1994

1994 Journal
12 articles
1994 Hockey Research Journal

Windsor, Nova Scotia - The Birthplace of Hockey?
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

The author debunks the recent claim that Windsor, Nova Scotia was the birthplace of hockey.

  
Origins of Hockey
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Ron Caron's Trading Record
Josh Rosenbluth

The author explores Ron Caron's record with trades during his time as general manager of the St Louis Blues, and assigns statistical values to the trades.

  
NHL
Statistics
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Is Necessity the Mother of Invention? - The Evolution of Hockey Equipmen
Glen R. Goodhand

Jumping from subject to subject, the author addresses changes to equipment -- masks, helmets, skates, pads, ankle guards, shoulder pads and more -- through the years.

  
Equipment
Injuries
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1893: Legends and Facts - The First Presentation of the Stanley Cup
James Duplacey

An exploration of the details of the first Stanley Cup from 1893, won by Montreal AAA, focusing especially on negotiations for the games to take place.

  
Historical
History
Stanley Cup
Trophies and Awards
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The Catholic Connection - Montreal Hockey 1891-1917
Michel Vigneault

In a shortened version of his Ph. D. dissertation, the author explores early French Canadians hockey players and how they were encouraged to play the game by Catholic Irishmen.

  
History
Religion
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Fred Higgenbotham's Lasting Memorial
William Humber

The sad tale of Fred Higginbotham, who played for the Winnipeg Victorias Stanley Cup winning team in 1896, but died September 7, 1896.

  
Biographical
History
Monuments
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The Dey Brothers Rinks - Home to the Senators
Paul Kitchen

The author details the various arenas in Ottawa, Ontario, and how the Dey family controlled the rinks, from 1884 to 1927.

  
Arenas
NHA
NHL
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Remebering Our Heroes - Canada vs. the United States
Ed Grenda

The author argues that Canadians need to celebrate its sporting heroes upon their deaths more like Americans.

  
History
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The U. of T. Hockey Program - Its connection to other levels of hockey
Lenard Kotylo

The author explores the University of Toronto's rich heritage in the history of hockey.

  
University Hockey
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Native North Americans in the NHL
Glen R. Goodhand

An overview of some of the men of aboriginal descent that have played in the NHL.

  
Aboriginal Players / Teams
NHL
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One-timers, Old-timers and No-timers - Better Late Than Never
James Duplacey

A few players who barely made the NHL are highlighted, followed by a piece on goalies who scored goals.

  
Biographical
Goaltending
NHL
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A Hockey Legend - Bill Mosienko Remembered
Ed Sweeney

A two-page biography of Bill Mosienko, who had died on July 9, 1944.

  
Biographical
NHL
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1993

1993 Journal
12 articles
1993 Hockey Research Journal

In the Beginning
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

The founding president of the Society for International Hockey Research explains how the organization came to be.

  
SIHR
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Yesterday, When We Were Young
Don O'Hanley

The author reminisces about the 1949-50 doubleheaders at Madison Square Garden with the New York Rangers and New York Rovers of the Eastern League.

  
History
NHL
View article
The Montreal Hockey Tradition
Michel Vigneault

The Hockey Heritage Montreal team proposes an outdoor tribute to the history of the game in the city.

  
History
Monuments
Origins of Hockey
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Building a Dynasty
James Duplacey

The author pays tribute to Sam Pollock and how he built the Montreal Canadiens of the 1970s, including a look at all the team's draft picks from 1969-80.

  
NHL
Stanley Cup
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The Family Factor in Hockey
Glen R. Goodhand

A quick run through of many of the father and son combinations and brother acts who have played in the National Hockey League.

  
Family Ties
NHL
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The Canadian Game - An Introduction
Ed Grenda

An essay celebrating the game of hockey.

  
Hockey Research
Origins of Hockey
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The Hockey Room
William (Bill) Martin

The author shares details of his second floor bedroom, which is a combination museum, library, archives, and retreat that celebrates hockey.

  
Hockey Research
Memrobilia
SIHR
View article
Sports Hero: John Digby Chick
Tony Techko

The life of John Digby Chick is detailed, from his early days running the Windsor Bulldogs to being a key figure in the AHL.

  
Biographical
Business of Hockey
View article
The Oeuvre of Ken Dryden
William (Bill) Martin

The writing of Ken Dryden, through The Game, and Home Game: Hockey and Life in Canada, is celebrated.

  
Biographical
Goaltending
NHL
Publishing
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The Importance of Statistics - International Hockey League Research
Ernie Fitzsimmons

The author explains why more research needs to be done into defunct hockey leagues, and shares how he got involved in digging out facts on circuits like the International Hockey League.

  
Statistics
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How Hockey Got Its Kick Start
J.W. (Bill) Fitsell

The origins of hockey are explored, from Windsor Nova Scotia to Montreal to Kingston.

  
History
Origins of Hockey
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Bibliography of Early Hockey Publications - 1810-1895
Craig Bowlsby

Some of the early books that mention hockey and are about hockey, primarily from 1810-1895, are detailed.

  
History
Origins of Hockey
Publishing
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Submissions

Article Submission Guidelines

All members of SIHR may submit articles for inclusion in the annual journal. Please review the following guidelines before submitting an article.

1. Deadline for submission
Submissions must be received on or before August 31 of each year. Stories received after this date will be held for consideration in the subsequent year’s journal.
2. Method of submission
Submissions may be made via email to journal@sihrhockey.org, or on CD by postal mail to SIHR, 300–66 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, ON  M5B 1G3. Mailed submissions will be considered to have been submitted on the postmark date. Paper submissions will not be accepted.
3. Length and organization
Submissions should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words. Longer and shorter submissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis; however, submissions of less than 1,000 words should be submitted to the SIHR Bulletin rather than the Hockey Research Journal. Submissions should list title and author’s name, followed by the text. A subtitle is preferred, and the editors may add one if none is provided.
4. Format and font
Submissions should be in Microsoft Word–compatible format, single-column, double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman text. One space should follow a period, not two.
5. Paragraphs
Do not include blank lines be­tween paragraphs. Tab-indent the first line of each paragraph.
6. Headings
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7. Spelling
Submissions should use Canadian spelling. Examples of common spelling differences are: centre, not center (except when spelled Center in proper names); defence­man, not defenseman; and honour, not honor.
8. Units of measurement
nits of mea­sure­ment should be given in metric, with im­perial equivalents in brackets as appropriate.
9. Abbreviations
League or statistical abbreviations should not contain periods (for example: NHL, not N.H.L.). Well-known abbreviations may be used without explanation, but those requiring explanation should be spelled out in the first use in the article. Subsequent uses in the same article should be without explanation. Do not provide an abbreviation unless the abbreviation is used later in the article.
10. Number format
Numbers below 10 should be spelled out; numbers greater than nine should be in numeric format — i.e., “eight, nine, 10, 11 . . .” Exceptions are the scores of individual games, which should be X–Y format  — e.g., “the game ended in a 3­–3 draw” — and won-lost-tied records, which should always be in numeric format, such as 12–8–3.
11. Season notation
Hockey seasons should be written in the format 1976/77, not 1976–77. This enables a range of years to be written as 1974/75–1978/79, for example. Seasons at the turn of a century should be in the format 1899/00 or 1999/00, not 1899/1900 or 1999/2000. When referring to postseason championships, use only the year in which the championship was actually won. For example, the Montreal Canadiens were Stanley Cup champions in 1956, not in 1955/56.
12. Nicknames
Player nicknames should be placed in quotation marks (as in Fred “Bun” Cook) when used as part of the player’s full name. If the nickname is used to refer to the player directly (as in Bun Cook), no quotation marks should be used.
13. Quotations
A quotation of more than 100 words should be offset in its own paragraph, indented and italicized. Shorter quotations should be within quotation marks in the main text. All quotations must be referenced appropriately.
14. Tables
Any table should have a very simple format. Tables will be standardized in the editing process.
15. Photos
Photos should be provided with appropriate captions and attribution. They should not be embedded in the article submission but submitted separately. Hard copies of photos can be submitted; these will be scanned and returned.
16. Biography
Authors must submit a very brief biography (one or two sentences) to ap­pear at the end of the article.
17. Footnotes
Footnotes should not be used.
18. Endnotes Endnotes may be used, but not through a word processor’s automatic referencing feature, which makes editing and layout more difficult. Simply list the endnotes at the end of the article, and indicate in the text (enclosed in brackets) where the reference should be — for example, (1).
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20. Page numbers
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21. Author review
When the article has been edited and laid out, a copy will be sent by email only to the author for his or her review. The author will have one week to provide comments or corrections. If no comments or corrections are received in the stated time, the article will be published as-is.