On February 24, 1980, at Lake Placid in upstate New York, the United States Olympic Hockey Team defeated Finland 4–2 to win the gold medal. The U.S. team had beat the team from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) two nights previously in a game since called the “Miracle on Ice.” The final rankings were based on points accumulated in matches against the other … Continue reading U.S.A. Wins the Gold!
The Maple Leafs were founded in 1917, operating simply as Toronto and known then as the Toronto Arenas. On November 26, 1917, representatives of the Ottawa, Quebec, and Montreal National Hockey Association (NHA) clubs met at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal. The decision to start a new league, called the National Hockey League, was finalized and announced. The Quebec franchise was suspended and a franchise for Toronto was … Continue reading 100 Years of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the National Hockey League