This lively volume begins with the first games resembling ice hockey, played on the frozen lakes of Europe and North America, and traces the game's development to the dazzling speed and puck-handling that characterize it today. From the first Stanley Cup playoff in 1892 through the growth of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, the proliferation of boomtown hockey, the birth of the NHL, the evolution of the All-Star game, the advent of international competition, and the rival leagues to the expansion teams, this illustrated volume tells the complete story of the fastest game on ice.
The earliest forms of ice hockey developed over the centuries in numerous cold weather countries. In the 17th century, a game similar to hockey was played in Holland known as kolven. But the modern sport of ice hockey arose from the efforts of college students and British soldiers in eastern Canada in the mid-19th century. Since then, ice hockey has moved from neighborhood lakes and ponds to international competitions, such as the Summit Series and the Winter Olympics. Historical Dictionary of Ice Hockey traces the history and evolution of hockey in general, as well as individual topics, from their beginnings to the present, through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary has more than 600 cross-referenced entries on the players, general managers, managers, coaches, and referees, as well as entries for teams, leagues, rules, and statistical categories. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about ice hockey.
In The New York Rangers: Broadway's Longest-Running Hit, Ranger fans can savor the legendary feats of such star skaters as Ed Giacomin, Brad Park, Andy Bathgate, Rod Gilbert, and Mark Messier. Each of the 70 easy-to-read, four-page chapters reveals tidbits about Ranger hockey never before available in book form. The New York Rangers and Madison Square Garden opened up their archives to reveal numerous rarely published photographs. Authors John Kreiser and Lou Friedman and NHL editor John Halligan have developed a book that is sure to become a collector's item.
The History of Professional Hockey in Victoria is an in-depth examination of professional hockey in Victoria. It includes details on the different leagues, statistics on every game played by a Victoria team, and information on every player to dress for at least one regular season game. From the Patrick family to RG Properties, this book covers the ownership of teams and records the highlights and low points of every team. It was produced as a "thank-you" to the players who entertained Victorians over a century, giving us reason to cheer on many occasions and to be disappointed as well. Victoria enjoyed three championships, including the Stanley Cup victory in 1925. Little did the Cougars know that they would go down in history as the last non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup, and the last non-NHL team to play in a Stanley Cup series. They were also the last West Coast team to win the Stanley Cup until Anaheim did it in 2007. The 1950-51 Cougars, led by their "kid line" of Andy Hebenton, Bob Frampton, and Reg Abbott, won the league title while the Maple Leafs (with Hebenton in the lineup) won the Lester Patrick Cup in the1965-1966 season. Included in the narrative is the story of the construction and operation of the different venues in which games were played. The politics behind arena construction are examined as well, with editorial cartoons to make the reader laugh about the folly of some ideas. Biographies of selected players tell the story of individuals and how they came to play hockey in Victoria. Learn from behind-the-scenes stories told by the players themselves. Lavishly illustrated, this is a book for those who love hockey history and its connection to Victoria, BC.
A year-by-year replay of the quest for the Stanley Cup. Updated with more than 1,000 short stories. Timeline that pinpoints each significant detail of every hockey season. More than 1,000 photos, many in full-color.
A new book by hockey historian J.W. (Bill) Fitsell puts to rest the longstanding debate over hockey's origin. How Hockey Happened tells the real story of the game's roots. ... How Hockey Happened chronicles in words and pictures the roots of hockey in a number of 19th century stick-ball games -- Native Ameircan gugahawat and European hurlrng, shinty, bandy, and field hockey, as well as North American shinny, ricket, and ice polo. [