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 eighth 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

  • 1887-10-31 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)

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

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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, German 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

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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, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1941-02-01 Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941-05-05 Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey player (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)
  • 1950-12-12 William "Billy" Smith, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (New York Islanders), born in Perth, Ontario
  • 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, Olympics 1998), 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, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966-01-30 Danielle Goyette, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966-04-21 Judy Diduck, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966-10-05 Therese Brisson, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966-11-16 Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1967-02-22 Marianne Ihalainen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1967-03-13 Satu Huotari, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1967-10-01 Geraldine Heaney, Irish-Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • 1968-02-02 Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1969-01-09 Johanna Ikonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1969-06-17 Karen Nystrom, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympic silver 1998)
  • 1970-03-04 Marja Helena Paluila, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1970-05-18 Vicky Sunohara, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1970-08-24 Sandra Whyte-Sweeney, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Saugus, Massachusetts
  • 1970-12-03 Laura Schuler, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1971-03-25 Cammi Granato, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1971-05-18 Karen Bye, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1971-09-19 Colleen Coyne, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1971-12-17 Sari Kristiina Fisk, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1972-01-21 Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1972-02-05 Chris Bailey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1972-04-10 Sue Merz, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1972-05-04 Gretchen Ulion, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1972-08-14 Katja Maaria Lehtd, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1972-11-06 Vicki Movessian, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympic-98), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1972-11-14 Lori Dupuis, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973-02-01 Tlia Reima, ice hockey center (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973-06-12 Hanna Riikka Nieminen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973-08-02 Nancy Drolet, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973-10-31 Fiona Smith, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1973-11-22 Cassie Campbell, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1974-01-31 Pavi Sald, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1974-02-16 Kathy McCormack, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympic silver 1998)
  • 1974-04-25 Tricia Dunn, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1974-04-29 Alana Blahoski, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1975-01-01 Becky Kellar, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1975-02-07 Marika Lehtimaki, ice hockey center (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1975-05-24 Katie King, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1975-06-14 A J Mleczko, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1975-06-17 Petra Vaarakallio, ice hockey center (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1975-10-26 Katja Riipi, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1976-10-03 Kirsi Haenninen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1976-11-06 Laurie Baker, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympic-gold-98), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1977-05-14 Jayna Hefford, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1977-07-19 Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1977-08-15 Martin Biron, Canadian American ice hockey goaltender, born in Lac-Saint-Charles, Quebec
  • 1977-09-08 Maria Helena Selin, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1978-02-23 Karolina Rantamaki, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1978-03-12 Tara Mounsey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1978-08-12 Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1978-08-20 Sanna Lankosaari, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1979-01-12 Jenny Schmidgall, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1979-04-04 Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1979-05-01 Jennifer Botterill, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1980-01-03 Angela Ruggiero, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1981-12-17 Emma Laaksonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 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 golfer (b. 1931)
  • 2012-04-19 Valeri Vasiliev, Society ice hockey defenceman, dies at 62