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Saturday, November 26, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Bob Chase, Iconic Voice of Fort Wayne & Hockey on the Radio

Passing: Bob Chase, Iconic Voice of Fort Wayne & Hockey on the Radio

I never met Bob Chase. For a long time I did not know his name. But he was one of those memorable voices that one never forgets. And, it appears that I was not alone. Bob Chase (born Robert Donald Wallenstein)  died on November 25 at the age of 90. He was longtime WOWO Sports Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 26, 20167:53 pm
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Journeys Into When the Hockey Sweater Became Dark and Light

When the Hockey Sweater Became Dark and Light

Fashion now plays a large role in Hockey. In addition, the dark and light sweaters (jerseys), there “third jerseys”, as will as those described as heritage, retro or commemorative. There are even uniform tops to honor those battling cancer and veterans of the armed services. Most of us take it for granted that there were Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 16, 201610:25 pm
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Journeys Into The First Scotty Bowman That Made History

The First Scotty Bowman That Made History

Thanks to George Kuhn of Vintage Hockey Jerseys who called this bit of hockey history to our attention. It was on November 13 1934 that the first penalty shot was scored. And, it was scored by Scotty Bowman. No not that Scotty Bowman. Here’s the story. The penalty shot was first introduced into the National Read Article

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Sunday, November 13, 2016
Journeys Into Claude Provost: An All-Time Great

Claude Provost: An All-Time Great

Put this in the category of the overlooked. Remember when Bob Gainey was described by  Red Army and Soviet National Team coach Viktor Tikhonov as technically the world’s best hockey player. Deservedly Bob Gainey is enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. But before Bob Gainey there was Claude Provost. Provost played 15 years in Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 13, 20163:28 am
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Journeys Into Early Minnesota North Stars

Early Minnesota North Stars

It’s now the site of the mammoth Mall of America – we are told an IKEA to be precise. But this place in Bloomington, Minnesota used to be the site of the Metropolitan  Sports Center – home of the Minnesota North Stars. The North Stars joined the NHL in 1967 along with Los Angeles Kings, Read Article

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Saturday, November 12, 2016
Journeys Into Pete the Penguin

Pete the Penguin

He was one of the earliest Penguins, an authentic Penguin.He did not last long. But he did not last long. But he remains fondly recalled decades later. He is Pete the Penguin, the first mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins and one of sports’ earliest mascots. Pete was an Ecuadorian-born penguin on loan from the Pittsburgh Zoo. Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 12, 20164:27 am
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Journeys Into In the Spirit of Elmer Ferguson

In the Spirit of Elmer Ferguson

Legendary Chicago sportswriter Bob Verdi will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism. Named Sportswriter of the Year in the state of Illinois a remarkable 19 times, Bob Verdi honed his skills during the six team era. In addition to writing or contributing to six books about Blackhawks players and teams, Read Article

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Saturday, November 12, 2016
Journeys Into The Impact and Legacy of Eric Lindros

The Impact and Legacy of Eric Lindros

Eric Lindros accomplished a lot in his career. He was a presence on  the ice – a force to be reckoned with. His accomplishments are being recognized as he is inducted into thre Hockey Hall of Fame. Unfortunately his career was cut short by concussions. Today he serves as  an advocate for research and standardizing practices Read Article

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