Origin of this generic hockey photo


At many American sporting events, if a player with a "u" sound in his name is on the home team, and he enters the game or makes a play in the game, then there is a good chance the fans will chant his name with an extended "u" sound.

Here are a few examples:

Whenever fullback John Kuhn of the Green Bay Packers touches the ball at a home game, then the fans will chant "Kuuuuuuuuuhn".

In the 1990s, Daryl Johnston was a fullback with the Dallas Cowboys. His nickname was "Moose". Whenever he touched the ball at a home game, the fans would chant "Moooooooose".

Luke Walton was a basketball player for the L.A. Lakers, and whenever he entered a game at home, the fans would chant "Luuuuuuuuke".

In the 1980s, Joe Dumars was a basketball player for the Detroit Pistons, and whenever he scored a basket at a home game, the P.A. announcer would yell "Joe Duuuuuuuuumars!"

When did this tradition...

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The theory is that crowd noise hurts the offense and helps the defense, which is most critical on 3rd down, where the offense is usually facing their last chance for a 1st down.

The offense has to coordinate several things in order to make a successful play. The play caller (usually the head coach or offensive coordinator) needs to select a play from the sidelines and communicate that play to the quarterback, usually via a headset radio. The quarterback then has to communicate that play to the rest of the offense, usually verbally in a huddle. Finally, the quarterback may need to change the play at the line, which he communicates by yelling an audible call to the team.

Loud crowd noise can disrupt any of these communications.

Teams like Seattle and Minnesota have a reputation for having very loud stadiums. Seattle believes in the advantage that their crowd gives them so much that they refer to the fans as the "12th Man" and have retired jersey number 12 in...

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Foundation of the modern game

The development of the modern game centred on Montreal. On March 3, 1875 the first organized indoor game was played there, as recorded in the Montreal Gazette. In 1877, McGill University students, James Creighton, Henry Joseph, Richard F. Smith, W.F. Robertson, and W.L. Murray codified seven ice hockey rules, and the first ice hockey club, McGill University Hockey Club, was founded in 1880. The game became so popular that it was featured for the first time in Montreal's annual Winter Carnival in 1883. In 1885, A.P. Low introduced the game to Ottawa. During the same year, a second club was formed at Oxford University and traditionally the first Varsity Match against Cambridge was thought to have been played in St. Moritz, Switzerland and won by the Dark Blues 6-0, though the first photographs and team lists date from 1895[1]. This continues to be the oldest hockey rivalry in history. In 1888, the new Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston...

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WHO Reprentative Dr Corrine Capuano with Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar during the official opening of the Meeting on Quality Assurance and Rational Use of Essential Medicines in the Pacific Island Countries at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Generic medicines sold as original are basically trade fraud, says Consumer Council of Fiji chief executive officer, Premila Kumar.

Ms Kumar said the council had received reports where generic medicines were being traded and sold as trade brands.

Ms Kumar was speaking yesterday at the Regional Meeting on Quality Assurance and Rational Use of Essential Medicines in the Pacific Island Countries at Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi.

While she clarified that there was nothing wrong in using generic drugs, consumers did not know the difference between the originators and the generic brands which caused issues especially with the difference in...

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The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events. With the world watching the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: Do you believe in miracles? Yes! Written by Sujit R....

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The title “Hockeytown USA” has been claimed by several cities throughout the country.

A quick Google search revealed Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Boston, Philadelphia and Binghamton, N.Y., as the cities declaring ownership of this title.

The original “Hockeytown USA,” though, is located on the northern edge of Minnesota, a new sports documentary is advocating. “The Road Through Warroad: Hockeytown USA” airs Sunday night at 11 p.m. on NBC Sports.

“If you want to talk about hockey towns, the conversation ends with Warroad, Minn.,” a radio voice proclaims during the intro of the documentary’s extended trailer. “Seven Olympians, five NHL players and over 80 [NCAA Division 1] players. You cannot compete with those numbers. How is that even possible?”

Warroad is located six miles from the border of Canada and boasts a population of 1,778.

The small town proudly showcases its love for hockey on its buildings, water towers and homes....

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USA TODAY Sports' Rachel Axon explains the major story lines to follow heading to Pyeongchang, South Korea. USA TODAY Sports

Before the U.S. women’s hockey team makes it to Pyeongchang next year for the Olympic tournament, the Americans will host the world championships, a tournament they’ve won the last three times.

Winning gold at worlds is old hat for the U.S. women, who are clearly focused on standing atop the podium at the Olympics in one year in South Korea. To reach their goal, the players know they’ll have to beat Canada.

The United States and Canada are the only countries to have won gold at the Olympics or world championships. The two have met 17 times in the gold-medal game at worlds, with the Americans winning six of the last seven tournaments.

But in the Olympics, Canada has dominated, sweeping the last four golds.

It’s not a stretch to say the U.S. players are consumed with beating their northern rival.

“For a lot of...

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I'm almost positive that this team (in red) are the Spokane Chiefs from the WHL. The jerseys match exactly along with the pants. I looked through the leagues of CHL, WHL, QMJHL and AHL and these were the only jerseys that match.

As you can see by the first picture below, the stripes on the jersey match up exactly. If you look in the original photo (with the goalie) you can see a faint blue and white logo on the front of the the other players jersey, this matches the colors of the Cheifs logo.

As you can see from the 2nd photo, the 2 white and 1 red stripe down the leg matches the goalie as well.

As for who the player is? That is hard to figure out. The WHL only keeps roster records back to 1996. After going though all these rosters and looking at goalies who wore the number "1", I came up with this list.

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After further digging, I'm also almost positive that Spokane Chiefs were playing the...

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Quotes Prove Ice Hockey’s Origin by Garth Vaughan © 1999

Garth Vaughan, Author

Windsor, N.S., Canada

“Facts do not cease to exist simply because they are ignored.” – Aldous Leonard Huxley

Ice Hockey is a Canadian game. It’s as Canadian as the Maple Leaf. “Go west, young man”, was the advice of wise men to the youth of the Maritimes as Canada began to develop. They should have added, “And don’t forget to look back!”, for had they done so, Canadians wouldn’t still be searching for the Birthplace of Hockey.

Town of Windsor Nova Scotia circa 1836

It would have been obvious that our national winter sport began and developed as the nation did, and in the same direction, from east to west. Ice Hockey, the fastest and most exciting winter game in the world, got its start on the east coast, in Windsor, Nova Scotia. After developing for seventy-five years in Nova Scotia, it began to spread to the west coast; a trip which was to take an amazing...

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'The Ball-and-Stick on Ice:'

'Ball-and-stick games are almost as old as civilization itself. Its earliest origins may be from Persia, Egypt or China, while archaeological evidence shows an early ball-and-stick game played in Greece in the 400s BCE. As civilization spread, so did the games. And eventually, as the civilized world went north, ball-and-stick moved onto the ice. Paintings in the Netherlands in the 1600s showed the Dutch playing a version of golf on the ice; Scotland's Edinburgh Skating Club, formed in 1642, is considered the oldest in the world, and records from Ireland's Dublin Evening Post have a report of men playing hurling on ice. When the Europeans made their way across the Atlantic to North America, they discovered Native Americans had their own games, the forerunners of lacrosse, and some Native Americans in South Dakota essentially played lacrosse on ice. The modern idea of field hockey sprouted out of these traditions, and the modern sport of ice...

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A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card, usually made out of paperboard or thick paper, which usually contains an image of a certain person, place or thing (fictional or real) and a short description of the picture, along with other text (attacks, statistics, or trivia).[1] There is a wide variation of different types of cards. Modern cards even go as far as to include swatches of game worn memorabilia, autographs, and even DNA hair samples of their subjects.

Trading cards are traditionally associated with sports; baseball cards are especially well-known. Cards dealing with other subjects like...

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Choosing a team name is not something that happens overnight, nor should it. Selection of a team name is one of the most important aspects after a city is awarded a sports franchise. After all, the name that is selected is one that will remain with the city and the franchise forever.

The story of how the Columbus Blue Jackets became the Blue Jackets is one that took more than a few days to come to fruition. The story begins in 1996, when Columbus Hockey Limited, a partnership of five investors interested in attracting a National Hockey League expansion team to Columbus, Ohio, submitted an application and the $100,000 fee to the NHL office on Nov. 1.

A little less than two months later, Columbus Hockey Limited made a formal presentation to the NHL in New York. The following four months were filled with anxiety for the partnership as they awaited the official announcement from the NHL. The announcement was set to happen during the month of May, but it was delayed until...

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