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Bobby Orr Goal The greatest hockey player who ever lived, Bobby Orr, scores the most famous goal in National Hockey League history--an overtime tally to win the 1969-70 Stanley Cup for the Boston Bruins. Orr's airborne celebration is an iconic image in Canada.
Tags: Bobby  Orr  goal 
Added: 27th December 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
1924 Olympic Hockey Tournament The inaugural Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix, France in 1924 featured a hockey tournament that was far from competitive. The two North American teams handily crushed all European opposition. The eight-team event had Canada in one four-team pool and the United States in the other. The Canadians, comprised of amateur players solely from Toronto, won their first three games by ridiculous scores of 30-0, 33-0, and 22-0 versus Czecholslovakia, Switzerland, and Sweden respectively. The Americans were having an equally easy time vanquishing Belgium, France and Great Britain by a combined score of 65-0. In the semifinals Canada thumped Great Britain 19-2 while the United States whipped Sweden 20-0. Canada beat the US 6-1 in the gold-medal match. None of the champion Canadians ever played pro hockey. Canada's performance was so daunting that at the 1928 Winter Olympics, the Canadians were awarded an automatic bye to the finals while the other 10 teams battled each other to see which nation would get the honor of being pummelled. Switzerland emerged from the pack as the challenger--and promptly lost 11-0 to a team wholly comprised of students from the University of Toronto.
Tags: 1924  Olympic  ice  hockey  tourney 
Added: 4th February 2014
Views: 1090
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Posted By: Lava1964
Featured Member- Lava1964 I was born in a small Canadian city in 1964. I am unmarried. Miss Right has not yet come along. I'm beginning to think she never will. As a kid, I loved acquiring knowledge on a variety of topics, hence my love of trivia. My father got me interested in history by making me watch documentaries when I was eight years old. I am truly grateful he did this. I developed my own passion for sports history. My favorite sports are baseball, boxing, tennis, hockey, football, and soccer. Baseball is far and away my favorite. I live and die with the exploits of the Boston Red Sox. (I was a Red Sox fan long before it became fashionable.) I played fastpitch softball as a kid when that was a popular pastime in Canada. I was a second baseman: Good glove, weak arm, decent contact hitter, not much power. I normally batted second. I have been a softball umpire since 1978. Last time I counted, I had worked over 2,300 games. I've always loved words and the English language. Its possibilities are truly limitless. I modestly say I am a writer of some repute. I began writing pieces for sports encyclopedias at age 19 and really haven't stopped penning sports articles since then. I used to write a weekly sports nostalgia column for a local newspaper. I allegedly had half a million readers at one time. (My column ran for five years before a dim-witted editor took over the sports department and dismissed all the freelance columnists and replaced them with hand-picked toadies. Accordingly, I have put a curse on him and his family. I've had three books on baseball history published. All have received kind reviews. I still write the occasional piece for nostalgia publications. If anyone is really interested in my stuff, I sell collections of my columns on demand. My books are available through mail order from my publisher in North Carolina. I am a tournament Scrabble player and official. I have an expert rating (which I am quite proud of) and I'm usually ranked in the top 40 in Canada. I help run a local club and local tourneys, and, for some reason, I am much in demand to officiate and organize tournaments in many places. Scrabble has allowed me to travel to Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, New Orleans, and this summer...Orlando. It's nice work if you can get it. It must be my aptitude for organization which I acquired from both my parents. Scrabble is quite a diverse and odd subculture. Nevertheless, my best friends are Scrabble players. The game helps me retain what is left of my sanity. Along those same lines, I enjoy all competitive endeavors. I always play to win. This is why I love game shows too, I suppose. Occasionally I do real jobs too. I've been a private tutor since 1994. My students think I'm brilliant. I always try to live up to their expectations. I think I have a good sense of humor. It's a hybrid of American and British mirth. I especially love puns. I am cuddly.
Tags: Featured  Member-  Lava1964 
Added: 1st May 2008
Views: 1849
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Posted By: Steve
Trans-Canada Airlines Ad Check out the ad for Trans-Canada Airlines (later Air Canada) from the early 1950s. The prices to Montreal and Toronto are from New York City. What a bargain! Those definitely were the good old days. Recently Air Canada announced that passengers travelling with extra luggage must pay a $25 surcharge per bag.
Tags: Trans-Canada  Airlines  ad 
Added: 1st May 2008
Views: 1624
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Posted By: Lava1964
Controversial Dairy Queen Commercial This commercial for Dairy Queen has been airing in Canada. (I don't know if it has been shown in the United States.) Predictably, some people want it yanked off the air. Personally, I think it's funny. You be the judge.
Tags: Dairy  Queen  commercial 
Added: 10th May 2008
Views: 2179
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Posted By: Lava1964
Peter Puck Peter Puck was an animated feature that aired during intermissions on hockey broadcasts in the 1970s. It aired on CBC's Hockey Night In Canada to teach Canadian kids the game--which was totally unnecessary. It also aired on NBC's weekend NHL broadcasts to teach Americans the game--which has proven to be totally futile.
Tags: Peter  Puck 
Added: 13th January 2008
Views: 1806
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Posted By: Lava1964
National Anthem Blooper Poetic justice here: The anthem singer butchers the Star Spangled Banner before an international hockey game in Quebec City in 2006 between Canada and the United States--and gets what she deserves.
Tags: national  anthem  blooper 
Added: 17th January 2008
Views: 1665
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Posted By: Lava1964
Expo 67 Montreal One of the most successful world's fairs ever held was Expo '67 in Montreal. It happened to coincide with Canada's centennial year. The fair was held on two artificial islands built in the St. Lawrence River. The islands were created using the dirt excavated from Montreal's subway construction. Expo was the place to be that summer!
Tags: Expo  67  Montreal 
Added: 23rd January 2008
Views: 5626
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Posted By: Lava1964
Football Halftime Promotion Goes Awry This clip got a lot of airtime in Canada: From August 2007, a lucky fan at a Toronto Argonauts CFL game tries to win a trip to a resort in the Dominican Republic. She has to try to find the travel company's banner while blindfolded. See what the result is.
Tags: Toronto  Argonauts  promotion 
Added: 11th May 2008
Views: 1694
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Posted By: Lava1964
The JW Westscott Great Lakes Mail Boat. Has it's own Zip Code.Been delivering mail to the freighters for many years. Pulls right up next to them they lower a bucket all set. When leaving the freighter they both give a report. Simply awesome, Going under the Amabasador Bridge linking Detroit to Windsor Canada. They deliver day and night throughout the shipping season. The Soo Locks opening up tomorrow for shipping. The USCG Mackinaw Ice Breaker has been working to clear the waterways.
Tags: The  sound  of  the  Horns  bellowing    Great  Stuff  Lots  of  tradition  here! 
Added: 24th March 2008
Views: 1388
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Posted By: Marty6697

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