Category Hockey

The Great One’s streak ends

On January 27, 1984, Edmonton Oiler’s legend Wayne Gretzky’s 51-game scoring streak came to a close in a 3-3 tie with the New Jersey Devils. He did not score the next day as the Oilers lost 4-2 to the Los Angeles Kings. With 61 goals and 92 assists accumulated in the first 51 games of the […]

Three brothers, three points

Chicago’s Bentley Brothers were the only trio to get all three points in scoring a goal. Two of them went on to have successful hall of fame careers.

Recchi sits out

On December 12, 1998, Mark Recchi sat out, putting an end to his 569 consecutive regular season games due to pneumonia. Recchi is one of 20 players who have played in at least 500 consecutive games. Doug Jarvis, whose streak ended in 1986, holds the record, 964. Recchi was chosen in the fourth round of the 1988 […]

Blackhawks in prep mode for upcoming season

Rules and Rookies: A look at the Blackhawks  Click the link above to read my latest article on about the Chicago Blackhawks and find out what they need to get done before the regular season starts.

500 goals for Stan Mikita

On February 27, 1977, Chicago Blackhawks center Stan Mikita scored his 500th goal in a 4-3 home loss to the Vancouver Canucks with 14,500 fans watching and six minutes left in the third period. Cesare Maniago was the goalie for the Canucks when Mikita got the puck in the net. He scored 41 more goals before his […]

A place where Comedy and Sports Collide

On February 25, 1991, Canadian born comedian John Candy teamed up with Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky as they purchased the Toronto Argonauts, a team in the Canadian Football League. The Argonauts had their share of team leaders. Mike ‘Pinball’ Clemons has since taken an office job with the Argos. Matt Dunigan, who […]

There can be Miracles

MaOn February 22, 1980, the United States hockey team came out on top of one of the biggest upsets in sports when they beat the Soviets 4-3 at the Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York. The major turning point in the game was when USSR goalie Vladislav Tretiak gave up a rebound, allowing Mark Johnson […]