My husband has a pretty interesting work environment, from mingling with rock stars and hockey players, to hanging out with the Stanley Cup like he did yesterday.
Lord Stanley’s cup has actually been won in our city before, in 1915 the Vancouver Millionaires captured the Challenge Cup at the Denman Arena. To celebrate this heritage, there was a special event at the Vancouver Giants game last night.
“The Giants had a season high crowd of 12, 262 take in a great pre-game ceremony featuring Stanley Cup Legends Yvon Cournoyer, Steve Shutt, Gerry Cheevers, Dave Schultz and Johnny Bower. The ceremony also had the Stanley Cup on display and the Giants players and coaching staff wore throwback jerseys and sweaters to recognize the Stanley Cup Champion 1915 Millionaires team.” [Vancouver Giants]
One thing I love more than local history is local hockey history, from towel power to the earlier years with Cyclone Taylor.
If you’re looking for some additional hockey reading check out my posts on HockeyStars. They’re for a younger audience (the heart of hockey in Canada) and feature a special “101” series along with some fun history tidbits.
Hockey 101: History Notes
How the game took shape in Eastern Canada
Centennial Arena History
Ever wonder why there seems to be a Centennial Arena in most Canadian cities?
The Chance to Play
The importance of organizations like Kidsport
Community Hockey Blogging
Checking out blogs from big cities and small towns across Canada
Update: While cleaning the house today we collected some of our hockey memorabilia for a collage of sorts and I found my Bobby Hull autograph (Bobby, King Richard Brodeur and me in the photo above) along with my Bobby Baun photo, Babych photo and Gino shot (that was such an amazing day).