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On Hockey – from the Greats of the Game

Forget about style; worry about results. – Bobby Orr Every day is a great day for hockey. – Mario Lemieux Hockey is a tough game. – Bobby Orr You’ve got to love what you’re doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time. – Gordie Howe When you’re on the ice, you have very little time, you see very little, and everything happens really quick. – Steve Yzerman We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.…

Photographer Dennis Flood: Hockey Net and Puck

      Gotta love these photos of Canada’s most beloved pastime:  Dennis Flood and Canada’s game By George Journal has a wealth of hockey related articles and interesting notes: tagged hockey Chris George, providing reliable PR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer or experienced communicator? 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.    

15 Amazing Hockey Facts

Before 1914, referees used to place the puck on the ice between the players’ sticks for faceoffs. This led to many cuts, bruises and even broken hands for the referees. Starting in 1914, the referees were allowed to drop the puck between the players’ sticks. The first NHL goal was scored on December 19, 1917 by Dave Ritchie of the Montreal Wanderers against the Toronto Arenas. Prior to the 1927-28 season, forward passes were not allowed in hockey. Maple Leaf Gardens — former home of the Toronto Maple Leafs — became the first arena to have a four-sided game clock,…

Ahelluva Hockey Commercial!

Unquestionably, here is the best hockey commercial on the air. It’s “Hockey in Sidney Crosby’s own words” “Hockey’s our game. But really it’s much more than just a game. It’s a passion that brings us all together on frozen ponds, at the community rink, and in our living rooms. It’s the feeling you got the first time you stepped on the ice. The feeling you had when you scored your first goal. Hockey is in our driveways, it’s in our dreams, in every post-game celebration. It’s in the street every time your friend yells, “Car!”; in every rink across the…

6 FAV Hockey Memes

Here are half a dozen of our favourite hockey memes to share on this our Nation’s “Hockey Day in Canada.”   . Chris George, providing reliable PR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a trusted executive assistant, a communications can-do guy, or a go-to-scribe? Call 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.    

Hockey Quotes – from The Great One

Perhaps the most remarkable comment about Wayne Gretzky came from Lowell Cohn. This American sportswriter once said of “The Great One”:  “Some guys play hockey. Gretzky plays 40 mph chess.” For hockey enthusiasts, there should be no need to celebrate the mastery of this superb hockey player. But, if we must produce a reason, we will mark the occasion of last Saturday, the 22nd anniversary of Wayne Gretzky becoming the all-time leading point scorer. On October 15th 1989, The Great One got an assist and then a goal to notch points 1,850 and 1,851 and surpass “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe’s…

Quotes on Hockey’s Greats

To play so well and for so long is simply incredible. No player will ever do the things in hockey that Gordie [Howe] did. – Wayne Gretzky The finest athlete of them all, that’s what Gordie [Howe] is. And when I say athlete I’m talking about any sport. Take everything into consideration: his age, his record, his condition. There are some pretty good athletes around, great boxers, great football players, everything, but Gordie is in a league by himself. I’d be proud to be half the man on or off the ice that Gordie is. – Bobby Orr On sheer…

“We know that hockey is where we live…”

By George Journal shares a dozen unforgettable quotes on the greatest game on ice. He shoots! He scores! – Foster Hewitt Skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been. – Wayne Gretzky But I smile at the small-town myth for the harmless, happy days it gave me, and God knows how many tens of thousands of others. Hockey, for most of us, was the first time – and so often the only time – we ever felt we truly mattered. – Ken Dryden Throughout the years ahead, just as in the past, NHL…

It starts with the sound of the blades…

Sitting in a frigid arena at 7:30 this morning, watching my oldest son streak down the open, pristine sheet of ice and circling back, smiling all the time, I realized that the love of hockey begins with the sound of blades on a hard sheet… it is effortlessly gliding past the blue line, ragging the puck in to snap it into the top of the net. Then digging the puck out while easing backward, swinging around and starting up towards the opposite end. Finding beauty in these simple motions is what makes hockey such a passion for Canadians. It’s all…

The Sad Reality regarding The End of the Season

The 2010-2011 hockey season for the George boys has officially ended. And admittedly, this week we have all been living in denial… we still hold out hope that, just maybe, in the days ahead we’ll see the inside of a rink again. Maybe the boys will get a chance to lace up… The photo is of my eldest, moments before he took to the ice for the championship game of tournament play in Buffalo last weekend. The game was invigorating – the players on both teams laying it all out on the ice, every shift, every play. The contest ended…