Illustrated Guide To Hockey Sites & History: Toronto

by Steven Sandor

May 1, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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Home to Hockey Night in Canada, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Don Cherry and the storied Leafs, Toronto is indeed the centre of the hockey universe.

But did you know . . .

  • Before becoming the Maple Leafs, the franchise had several names, including the Torontos, the Arenas and the St. Pats, and the team''s first games were played in the long-gone Arena Gardens.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs might never have come about if the legendary hockey czar Conn Smythe hadn''t been fired by the start-up New York Rangers. And why were the Rangers practicing in Toronto and not New York?
  • Maple Leaf Gardens came into existence only after Depression-era construction workers agreed to take pay cuts and accept shares in MLG, which proved to be a boon for the workers.
  • In addition to the incredible displays, films, exhibits and the exact replica of the fabled Montreal Canadiens dressing room, the Hockey Hall of Fame is rumoured to be haunted by a ghost. A disgruntled non-inductee? Not exactly.

Steven Sandor stands on his head with this cannonading tour of Toronto''s rich hockey past and present. Combining entertaining stories with contemporary and historic photographs, the Illustrated Guide to Hockey Sites & History: Toronto shoots and scores on every shift. The stories break out fast with wonderful characters and trivia spanning over a century of hockey history. Maps and directions are provided for anyone who wants to come off the bench and visit the sites. Steven also recommends a few establishments around the city where healthy scratches can enjoy a beverage and watch the game.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.25 in

Published: May 1, 2007

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1894974190

ISBN - 13: 9781894974196

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Illustrated Guide To Hockey Sites & History: Toronto

by Steven Sandor

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.25 in

Published: May 1, 2007

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1894974190

ISBN - 13: 9781894974196

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Home to Hockey Night in Canada, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Don Cherry and the storied Leafs, Toronto is indeed the centre of the hockey universe.

But did you know . . .

  • Before becoming the Maple Leafs, the franchise had several names, including the Torontos, the Arenas and the St. Pats, and the team''s first games were played in the long-gone Arena Gardens.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs might never have come about if the legendary hockey czar Conn Smythe hadn''t been fired by the start-up New York Rangers. And why were the Rangers practicing in Toronto and not New York?
  • Maple Leaf Gardens came into existence only after Depression-era construction workers agreed to take pay cuts and accept shares in MLG, which proved to be a boon for the workers.
  • In addition to the incredible displays, films, exhibits and the exact replica of the fabled Montreal Canadiens dressing room, the Hockey Hall of Fame is rumoured to be haunted by a ghost. A disgruntled non-inductee? Not exactly.

Steven Sandor stands on his head with this cannonading tour of Toronto''s rich hockey past and present. Combining entertaining stories with contemporary and historic photographs, the Illustrated Guide to Hockey Sites & History: Toronto shoots and scores on every shift. The stories break out fast with wonderful characters and trivia spanning over a century of hockey history. Maps and directions are provided for anyone who wants to come off the bench and visit the sites. Steven also recommends a few establishments around the city where healthy scratches can enjoy a beverage and watch the game.

About the Author

Steven Sandor is the sports editor at 24 Hours in Toronto. He was formerly editor of Zone, the official magazine of the Edmonton Oilers, North American editor of Face-Off magazine and editor-in-chief of Edmonton's Vue Weekly. He is also the author of The Battle of Alberta: A Century of Hockey's Greatest Rivalry (Heritage House, 2005).
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