Ice Hockey in History

Events in Sport

  • 1923-03-22 The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
  • 1954-03-07 Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition
  • 1960-02-27 US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966-10-22 Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1972-09-28 Canada defeats the USSR in the eigth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series.
  • 1990-03-19 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
  • 1998-02-08 1st female ice hockey game in Olympic history Finland beats Sweden 6-0
  • 2002-02-24 Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal
  • 2006-05-21 The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.
  • 2013-05-19 Sweden defeats Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1890-02-28 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1891-12-23 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer (Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins), born in Farran's Point, Ontario (d. 1970)

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 1893-05-07 Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager (d. 1985)
  • 1900-10-19 Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
  • 1900-11-19 Bunny Ahearne, Irish ice hockey promoter (d. 1985)
  • 1905-02-10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • 1905-09-21 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
  • 1910-03-27 Rudi Ball, Germany, Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • 1914-05-15 Turk Broda, ice hockey goaltender (d. 1972)
  • 1918-03-05 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • 1918-12-10 Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (d. 1995)
  • 1925-12-15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager
  • 1931-03-04 Bob Johnson, American ice hockey coach (d. 1991)
  • 1933-04-24 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter
  • 1933-07-28 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1936-03-10 Sepp Blatter, Swiss ice hockey and football official

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1937-08-05 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Olympic Gold Medal 1980), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • 1938-02-11 Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1938-02-11 Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1940-08-17 Thomas Williams, US, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1941-02-01 Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941-05-05 Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1942-03-16 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
  • 1946-10-05 Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1949-08-03 Valeri Vasiliev, Gorky Soviet Union, ice hockey defenceman (2x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • 1952-10-01 Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey coach and executive
  • 1955-07-11 Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1957-02-20 Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1958-01-12 Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach
  • 1958-10-17 France ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1961-05-14 Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1963-08-08 Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
  • 1963-11-04 Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1965-05-12 Stacy Wilson, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1966-01-30 Danielle Goyette, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1966-04-21 Judy Diduck, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1966-10-05 Therese Brisson, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1966-11-16 Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1967-02-22 Marianne Ihalainen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1967-03-13 Satu Huotari, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1967-10-01 Geraldine Heaney, Irish-Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98), born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • 1968-02-02 Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1969-01-09 Johanna Ikonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1969-06-17 Karen Nystrom, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)
  • 1970-03-04 Marja Helena Paluila, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1970-05-18 Vicky Sunohara, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1970-08-24 Sandra Whyte, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1970-12-03 Laura Schuler, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1971-03-25 Cammi Granato, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1971-05-18 Karen Bye, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1971-09-19 Colleen Coyne, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1971-12-17 Sari Kristiina Fisk, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1972-01-21 Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1972-02-05 Chris Bailey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1972-04-10 Sue Merz, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1972-05-04 Gretchen Ulion, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1972-08-14 Katja Maaria Lehtd, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1972-11-06 Vicki Movessian, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1972-11-14 Lori Dupuis, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1973-02-01 Tlia Reima, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1973-06-12 Hanna Riikka Nieminen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1973-08-02 Nancy Drolet, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1973-10-31 Fiona Smith, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1973-11-22 Cassie Campbell, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1974-01-31 Pavi Sald, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1974-02-16 Kathy McCormack, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)
  • 1974-04-25 Tricia Dunn, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1974-04-29 Alana Blahoski, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1975-01-01 Becky Kellar, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1975-02-07 Marika Lehtimaki, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1975-05-24 Katie King, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1975-06-14 A J Mleczko, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1975-06-17 Petra Vaarakallio, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1975-10-26 Katja Riipi, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1976-10-03 Kirsi Haenninen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1976-11-06 Laurie Baker, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-gold-98)
  • 1977-05-14 Jayna Hefford, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1977-07-19 Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1977-08-15 Martin Biron, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1977-09-08 Maria Helena Selin, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1978-02-23 Karolina Rantamaki, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1978-03-12 Tara Mounsey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1978-08-12 Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1978-08-20 Sanna Lankosaari, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1979-01-12 Jenny Schmidgall, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1979-04-04 Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1979-05-01 Jennifer Botterill, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1980-01-03 Angela Ruggiero, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1981-12-17 Emma Laaksonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1982-10-15 Charline Labonté, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1983-06-02 Christopher Higgins, American ice hockey player
  • 1983-11-16 Kari Lehtonen, Finnish ice hockey goaltender
  • 1985-03-29 Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey forward
  • 1997-01-13 Connor McDavid, Canadian ice hockey centre and 1st in the 2015 NFL draft (Edmonton Oilers), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1949-04-30 Ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante (20) weds Jacqueline Gagne in Quebec, Canada

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

HeartWedding of Interest

1973-09-08 Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr

HeartWedding of Interest

1988-07-17 NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 2007-08-11 U.S. Women's Olympic ice hockey team member Krissy Wendell (25) weds NHL player John Pohl (28) at the Rose Hill Alliance Church in West Roseville, Minnesota

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-10-10 Ice hockey right winger Pavel Bure (38) weds model Alina Khasanova (23) in Moscow, Russia

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-08-14 Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California

Actress/Singer Hilary Duff
Actress/Singer
Hilary Duff

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969-05-15 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), dies at 79

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970-09-10 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer (Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins) dies at 78

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 1985-04-11 Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)
  • 1985-07-03 Frank Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager (b. 1893)
  • 1987-12-01 Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (b. 1918)
  • 1990-04-11 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club owner and executive (b. 1903)
  • 1995-06-23 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (b. 1918)
  • 1999-09-20 Robert Lebel, Quebec ice hockey administrator (b. 1905)
  • 2003-06-21 Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1934)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2003-08-11 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach, dies in a car accident at 66

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • 2004-08-16 Ivan Hlinka, Czech ice hockey coach (b. 1950)
  • 2007-01-03 Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey forward Detroit Red Wings (b. 1930)
  • 2008-04-22 Ed Chynoweth, Canadian ice hockey executive (b. 1941)
  • 2010-07-05 Bob Probert, Canadian professional ice hockey forward. (b. 1965)
  • 2011-10-01 Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey and golf player (b. 1931)
  • 2012-04-19 Valeri Vasiliev, Society ice hockey defenceman, dies at 62