Pucks and Cups

Pucks and Cups

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Clint Benedict
August 09, 2022

Clint Benedict was one of the greatest goalies of the 1920s in the NHL. He would win four Stanley Cups with Ottawa and Montreal, and forced the NHL to change its rules regarding goalies leaving their

The First Stanley Cup Series
August 02, 2022

After the Stanley Cup was donated in 1893, it was in 1894 that the first Stanley Cup series was played. Played between 3 teams, on poor ice, it was the start of something amazing. Boris Fundraiser:

Away In Toronto
July 26, 2022

I am away in Toronto this week visiting some fun historical places, so no episode. New episodes will be back next week.

Maple Leaf Gardens
July 19, 2022

A hockey cathedral, Maple Leaf Gardens was built in The Great Depression by Conn Smythe and it would not only be the home of the Maple Leafs during their 11 Stanley Cups, but where The Beatles would p

Cyclone Taylor
July 12, 2022

Season 3 of Pucks and Cups begins with the story of Cyclone Taylor. Known for skating backwards faster than any player could skate forward, he would win two Stanley Cups and be involved in an infamous

Canada A Yearly Journey: 1867
July 04, 2022

I've launched a new podcast called Canada: A Yearly Journey, which will look at every year in Canada's history, beginning with 1867. The first episode dropped last week, with 1868 coming Thursday.

The Regina Capitals
February 01, 2022

Starting in 1921, the Regina Capitals were one of the best teams in the league, nearly playing for the Stanley Cup. In 1927, its players formed the basis of the Chicago Black Hawks. Among the players

The Kenora Thistles
January 25, 2022

With a stacked team of nine Hall-of-Famers, including five home-grown players, the Kenora Thistles won the 1907 Stanley Cup, making Kenora the smallest community to ever claim the Cup. Support: www.pa

Cy Denneny
January 18, 2022

In the 1920s, Cy Denneny was one of the best players in the NHL. Playing for the Ottawa Senators for most of the decade, winning four Stanley Cups. He added another with the Boston Bruins. Along the w

The Trail Smoke Eaters
January 11, 2022

From 1926 - 1962, there was possibly no better amateur hockey team in Canada than The Trail Smoke Eaters. They would win 2 Allan Cups, 2 World Championships & 16 Savage Cups. Even when the Soviets dom