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ORANGE CRUSH hockey cheers written by YUM YUM

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Hi! My name is ORANGE CRUSH hockey cheers written by YUM YUM

I am an American Shorthair from Bethlehem, PA

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Age: 5 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

Education: This page was originated 8/22/10 to post all the cheers Yum Yum wrote for the ORANGE CRUSH during the 2009-2010 season in which we won the Scamper Cup.

My favorite tricks and treats are: Yum Yum is our biggest fan! She wrote several cheers during the spring and playoff season 2010.

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What I love about my owners: The Orange Crush won the Scamper Cup in 2008 and 2010 and 2013 and 2015

ORANGE CRUSH 2016 Roster/ Chicago Blackhawks
updated 3/2/16

GOALTENDERS:
C. Crawford-MARMAL- ADE #196605
S. Darling-ANGEL PUMPKIN #182350

CENTERS:
J. Toews-CAPTAIN DEAN #36497
M. Kruger-GUS #103306 IR
A. Anisimov-LEGEND # 272196
T. Teravainen-ANGE- L RONNIE #182350


RIGHT WINGS:
P. Kane-ANGEL JINXIE #31170
M. Hossa-ANGEL ANDERSON #41067
A. Shaw-TROUBLE #182633
D. Weise-ANGEL TIGER #182350
R. Panik-TAXI #240343

LEFT WINGS:
A. Ladd-JESSE #28989
T. Fleischman-ANGE- L ARIA #89846
B. Mashinter-ANGEL FINN #103306
A. Desjardins-ANGE- L ZEUS #246330
A. Panarin-ANGEL CLAY #61839
D. Rasmussen- RUSTY #182633

DEFENSECATS:
D. Keith-ANGEL SHILO #273173
B. Seabrook-ANGEL TINKIE #18386
N. Hjalmarsson-TWE- ETIE #18496
T. van Riemsdyk-MIKE #161232
E. Gustafsson-RICK- Y #182633
C. Ehrhoff-OPIE #182350
M. Rozsival-CRUSH #244193

IR Injured Reserve

My cat hobbies: The CANADIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM

? O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.?

Pet motto: Orange Cats Rule!

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Games will be held on Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays. Dates posted are the nights following the Blackhawk games. All game summaries will always be posted on this page. Please attend rink games when listed on W,F, & SUN. Orange Cats Rule!!!
(Kitty teams printed in CAPS).



For the Chicago Blackhawks

THE ORANGE CRUSH won the SCAMPER CUP again!

Three times in six years!
Commissioner of the NHL said the Blackhawks are a DYNASTY!!!

WOO HOO! Sadly lots of trading will give us a different team in the fall. New assignments will be made after all the trading stops. See you in October!
Let's make it 4 times in 7 years! GO OC!!!

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I've had 21054 friends visit me.

I'm the 42,805th member on CatChannel.com.

2,666 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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CONGRATS COTD, ORANGE CRUSH HOCKEY 1/16/2016
Belated Congratulations to you Orange Crush Hockey for receiving the Cat of the Day Award!!!! We hope that you are having a purr*fectly fun filled day with lots of lovings from your momma and xtra treats with new toys to play with.

Here's a Knight Gang vote #2540 for you.

Kitty Kisses,

(((*RHOAMIN KNIGHT #2921*))){COTM King of 7/2008}
~

Come visit me, Q. Pappoose "Forever Sleep 4-10-2006 to 4-24-2012", BABY KNIGHT July 18, 1998 to May 20, 2010, PATCH GIRL KNIGHT #12767 ~ Thankx For COTD #5, Suezee Knight #11528~ Photo: 8/08/2015, WHYSKRS KNIGHT #10378 ♥ Photo: 12/30/2015, SASSEE "Forever Sleep 5-01-2004 to 10-02-2014", SIX Knight (Sweet Memories 5/15/01-7/03/06), Ebbonny Knight Forever Sleep 8/14/2000 to 3/9/2011, Sweet Pea ~ Forever Sleep 5-15-2001 to 2-25-2011, Tipper Claflin-Knight (7/15/1989 - 7/23/2008), BAHNEETAH KNIGHT #10641 ~ 8/14/2000 to 12/18/2015, Charr ~ In Loving Memory 8/14/2000-9/19/2008, Jazpyr Knight #10428 - Thankx COTD #6 - 5/02/2016, Sissee Knight (OG) #11531 Photo: 3/03/2016, K. RHOAMIN ~ "JULY KING 2008" ~ Photo: 5-15-2016, Velvet~Sleep My Black Beauty 5-10-2002 to 7-7-2012 & Sylvester #11567 ♥ 5/15/2001 - 6/28/2013.

01/18/2016 03:30.28 PM Report This Comment
Hi Orange Crush
Stopping by with a belated concatulations for your COTD yesterday! Meowmy didn't get here last night, but wanted to send our concatulations, a vote and some homemade catnip muffins! Hope you had a great day. Have a blessed evening. Love, hugs and purrrrs!

Come visit me, Maggie Meme #271793.

01/17/2016 06:18.04 PM Report This Comment
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR COTD...
again wow 2 days in a row....i hope you had another wonderful day...leaving a vote, peace, luv and kitty purrs...K meeko & Q angel bootz

Come visit me, Q. angel bootz #2601~, angel tikki....# 33474-, K. meeko..2602, K .meeko & Q angel bootz 17441~ & dame rosie # 212287.

01/17/2016 04:51.12 PM Report This Comment
YAY, OC, OC, OC!
Concatulations, Orange Crush, and best wishes on becoming the team COTD! The Pawty Animals are here with a big basket of catnip frosted, mouse-mousse filled cupcakes to help you kitties celebrate those shiny new badges! Have a purrfect day, sweet kitties!

Many purrs, the Pawty Animals - Neelix, Hedley, and Jakar

Come visit me, Sir Hedley, K. Neelix (Angel Katie's guy) & Count Jakar (Vote Angel Elmie for COTM).

01/16/2016 09:50.54 PM Report This Comment
♥Congratulations On Your COTD!!♥
The roar of twelve powerful engines can be heard along the road.
It is the Hairballz Rainbow Riders approaching to the Orange Crush Hockey Team's place!!
Soon the kitties see their fur friends riding their shiny motorbikes all decorated with colorful balloons.
They are on a special mission to visit the complete Orange Crush Team's members, who won their COTD badge today.
The bikes park in front of the door. Queen Zoe Monique, Queen Talley, Coco, Angel Mallow, Maggie Meme, Angel Beast, Mojo Blackbear, Kali, King Winston, Possum, Cyndee and Queen Lola take off their helmets and ring the bell.
The Orange Crush players open the door and the Hairballz Rainbow Riders say:
- Surprise! We are here to congratulate you on winning your lovely COTD badge!
We have brought you a big basket full of tuna treats, feather and mousie toys and shrimp muffins to celebrate. We hope you like them!
The Hairballz give Cap. Dean and the rest of the kitties a huge group hug. Everyone is purring load!
After that, the riders climb back on their bikes and Lola yells: - Let's go team! We have some more rides to do!
Honorary members Angel Ringo Starr and Angel Yum Yum are sparkling their angel dust over the kitties to keep them safe wherever the road may lead...
With lots of love,
from your friends always,
♥ Lola & the Hairballz Rainbow Riders! ♥

Come visit me, Simba & Miss Muni- Thanks a lot for our COTD!, Queen Memories, Buenos Aires Angels - Thanks 4 Blackie's COTD!, Sally ♥ Felix, Q. Lola ♥Vote Angel Mallow COTM ! & Willow & Charlie.

01/16/2016 08:39.32 PM Report This Comment
Congratz, Orange Crush!
How wonderful that you received COTD today! Concatulations! We are so happy for you and hope you have a great time celebrating with all your family and furiends. We are sending you some tuna stuffed crab cakes, catnip muffins, and mouse mousse for you to enjoy. And here's several dozen peacock feathers, an assortment of furry catnip-filled mouseys to play with and a celebration vote, too! Take care and have a wonderful time! Love ya!

Lots of hugs and headbonks,
Mischief, Dayzee and Family

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Prayers for all of our furiends!, Angel Moki-Praying for Mom Lynn & RIP Janada!, AQ Duchess-6/2/15-RIP, sweet girl, we love you!, A.Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Katie & Jake, Dayzee - Praying for all those in need of prayers. & Mischief - Vote for A. Elmie #173244 Daily in May!.

01/16/2016 07:00.04 PM Report This Comment
Hi OC!
Catgrats on your team COTD honor! We are bringing by a surf n turf platter to share with the team. Enjoy!
Love,
Sakura, Sienna and Sable

Come visit me, Q.A. Sakura, Sienna and Sable~The S Sisters.

01/16/2016 06:54.56 PM Report This Comment
Hi Orange Crush,
The team looks great in the COTD window today, and your badge is so bright and shiny. Catgrats! Have a wonderful day and each of you have fun wearing your COTD badge. Meows, Purrs, and a vote, Angel Yum Yum and Ammie

Come visit me, Q Angel Yum Yum-vote for Queen Sylvr Tuff #160205, Q Angel Yum's COTM Catpaign & Reign & Ammie - vote for Angel Elmer #173244 COTM.

01/16/2016 06:48.14 PM Report This Comment
Hi Orange Crush
Congrats on getting COTD today. I hope you are enjoying your special day in the window of honor.

Head Bonks and Purrs, Jynxx

Come visit me, Jynxx-Zoe Monique and I are engaged <3.

01/16/2016 06:14.48 PM Report This Comment
YOU'RE VERY WELCOME
we're glad you had a nice day celebrating and enjoyed you treats and catnip mice...peace, luv and kitty purrs...K meeko & Q angel bootz

Come visit me, Q. angel bootz #2601~, angel tikki....# 33474-, K. meeko..2602, K .meeko & Q angel bootz 17441~ & dame rosie # 212287.

01/16/2016 05:18.19 PM Report This Comment
Hi Orange Crush Hockey Cheers!
What a delightful treat to see you in our window today!

A big ☆CONCATULATIONS on your shiny new badge! Q Lily and RennieBoots are bringing you some mice krispies and a big bunch of colorful balloons. One of the balloons says ☆ WAY TO GO!☆ on it!

Have a great day! Hugs and purrs......

Come visit me, ♥RennieBoots ♥, ♦Q Lily ♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

01/16/2016 04:56.59 PM Report This Comment
hi dean!
and OC HOCKEY CHEERS, heeeee!

you gets cat of da day!
and it on caturday!
it funny work out dat way!
so we pawty and play!

heeeee! you know me and silly poems! ok, i posting game from today, we beat parent team 2-0, shutout, heeeee! mummy gonna do it next, so tomorrow 2 only has hockey column worry bout. hope you likes new badge! love QUINCY and broders

Come visit me, reverend loki - "THE REV!", luke - chyna said I DO!!!, feb/march cotm 2016 memories, CHUBBIE CUBBIES!, PRES.Q.QUINCY ♥LEO! COTM 3/2016 & sammy ♥ kara!.

01/16/2016 04:56.39 PM Report This Comment
Hi Orange Crush Hockey Team
Congratulations on your well deserved COTD win today!! Hope you've all enjoyed your day in the spotlight! Hugs and Purrs, Angel Haylee & the Green Mountain Gang

Come visit me, Angel Wally RIP 5/15/15, Angel Mickey, Angel Priscilla 1/12/15, BAC Central-Inactive as of 1/1/2014, Angel PK, Angel Gabby, Angel Haylee--We love you!, Angel McFluff, Missy & Holly-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD!.

01/16/2016 04:51.48 PM Report This Comment
WELL HOORAY FOR ORANGE CRUSH !
It's always cool to see one of our teams get a badge !We all hope you have a fun time celebration. Don't party too hardy, we still have lots of games to play. Take it EASY ! Angels Easy, Sugar, Casha & Trucker and Cashmere, Crush, Tessa, Elsa, Mercury, The Blues Brothers, Vinnie, Cisco, Cindy, Mr.Kitty, Widget, Peachy, Samurai, Nike & Peanut

The other 2 pages will leave votes but no notes. Saves time with your thank yous

Come visit me, Elsa ( VI K ), Thunderclan MHL Team Page, Angel Trucker, Mercury, Cashmere, Crush, Tessa & Angel Easy Goin (K7/11) Capt. Thunderclan MHL.

01/16/2016 03:29.48 PM Report This Comment
CONGRATULATIONS, ORANGE CRUSH!
on your new COTD badge! I always did like your team's profile photo:) Here's a whole case of assorted kitty treats of all kinds to help you celebrate. Don't mind if I do stay for the pawty:) Love and calico kisses, GG xoxox

Come visit me, Ginger Spicegirl.

01/16/2016 02:26.54 PM Report This Comment
CONGRATULATIONS S ON YOUR COTD
i hope you had a wonderful day celebrating and we're sending you a big basket full of assorted treats and fuzzy catnip mice to enjoy plus a vote, peace, luv and kitty purrs....K meeko & Q angel bootz

Come visit me, Q. angel bootz #2601~, angel tikki....# 33474-, K. meeko..2602, K .meeko & Q angel bootz 17441~ & dame rosie # 212287.

01/16/2016 02:13.50 PM Report This Comment
Congratuations on your COTD
OC. We don't have to tell any of you to celebrate, so we'll just join the fun. Hugs, Pique and the Zoo Crew

Come visit me, ZOO CREW**Vote ANGEL ELMER#173244 May COTM* & Sir Pique~Vote ANGEL ELMER#173244 May COTM~.

01/16/2016 01:31.52 PM Report This Comment
Dear ORANGE CRUSH
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR COTD. I AM DELIGHTED FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVING FAMILY. LEAVING YOU A BOX OF DUBLIN BAY PRAWNS TO ENJOY AS YOU CELEBRATE.
BUG HUGS Angel King Pushkin and mum Aedamair

Come visit me, Angel King PUSHKIN/ Vote ELMER #173244, PUSHKIN & CASSANDRA'S WEDDING PAGE & POPPY & FIGARO a Birman sister and brother.

01/16/2016 01:03.34 PM Report This Comment
Concatulations Orange Crush Kitties!
Concatulations on your COTD prestigious honor! Your team always looks great out there on the ice! I'm sending you some of my special stash of tuna flakes and some catnip bubbles for your pawty. Have a great celebration and GO OC!

We left a vote with purrs and hugs.

"What greater gift than the love of a cat?" - Charles Dickens
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley •VOTE A. Elmer #173244, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

01/16/2016 12:43.07 PM Report This Comment
Hi O C Crew,
Cat-grats on receiving your COTD Badge. I am so happy for you on this very special day. I am leaving a case of Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys for everyone to enjoy. Purrs and a hug, Mittens...

Come visit me, Mittens. April showers bring May flowers.., Q. Angel Misty. Thank-you for my ACOTD Badge., Minuette. Thank-you for my COTD Badge.., Greycee Mist. I love Spring... & Gypsy. Happy Spring....

01/16/2016 12:03.31 PM Report This Comment
Congratulations!!!
Congrats on winning COTD.
Left a vote for the team!

Your friend,
Buddy

Come visit me, BUDDY.

01/16/2016 10:07.36 AM Report This Comment
Congrats Orange Crush
Enjoy your COTD!
Your Pal,
Q. Lil' Bear

Come visit me, Echo & Francis~Thanks for COTD~6-24-15~ & ~Q. Lil' Bear~.

01/16/2016 10:06.47 AM Report This Comment
HEY ORANGE CRUSH CREW!
HEY OH MIGHTY ORANGE ONES! BIGGEST CONGRATS ON BEING OUR ORANGE COTD'S TODAY! WE MADE YOU AN 88 LAYER MANDERIN ORANGE CREME MOONPIE CAKE WITH ORANGE MARMELADE AND ORANGE CREME CHEESE FROSTING. ALSO A BIG OL' GARFIELD PINATA STUFFED WITH CATNIP TOYS AND CAT TREATS! ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY, CUTIES! LUVYA AQ GRACIE ♥

Come visit me, ***WOOHOO! NAPPERS IS SAMSONS GIRLFRIEND****, A.ELMIE/A.POUNCIE*VO- TE A.ELMIE #173244 IN MAY****, ***SUGAR LUVS HIS BALLERINA ***, ***MRS. LILLY & FRASIERS 1ST ANNIVERSARY...JUNE 24, GRACIE & MAX***VOTE A.ELMIE #173244 IN MAY******, ***MRS.WHISKERS LUVS HER WILDMAN EXIT****RIP PING, A.PAWPAW~~~I GAVE MY ♥ TO ANGEL SMOKEY~~~~~ & ***BLUEY AKA NUTTY BUDDY LUVS HIS MAIA GIRL*****.

01/16/2016 09:52.40 AM Report This Comment
Oh my goodness Captain Dean,
how did THIS happen?! A big Congratulations for the OC Cheers page and I brought lots of orange sherbet, creamsicles and a couple of cases of Orange Crush. Let's get our gear on & shoot a few of them into the net, then we can enjoy them in the traditional manner! -- Mike & the family

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote A. Elmer #173244 in May, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) ♥ OJ, A. Smokey ♥ A PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ It's Playoffs time!.

01/16/2016 08:54.57 AM Report This Comment
Congratulations OC Team and Dean
Great to see you and your team in the COTD window. Leaving another vote with a big box of catnip frosted cupcakes for you to share and enjoy. Love, King Miles and Angel Maggie

Come visit me, Miles & Q. Angel Maggie.

01/16/2016 07:43.57 AM Report This Comment
Hey Dean and the OC Team
Congrats on winning COTD! Woo hoo! I am sending you a basket of catnip chip cookies and a case of Orange Crush for your celebration. Enjoy your very special day!

Purrs and hugs, your pal, Spanky

Come visit me, Spanky-Jack!.

01/16/2016 05:28.30 AM Report This Comment
Congratulations
Love to see you be Cotd.sending a big basket full of treats so you can have a big pawtys today.hugs from Q.Sabrina Anne

Come visit me, ~ Q.Sabrina Anne~, Q.Sabrina Anne{Queen= May 2011}, Q.Sabrina Anne & P.Dusty{Wedding Memories} & Tye~Dye MoonBeam~{MY BIRTHDAY IS APRIL 7TH}.

01/16/2016 04:29.45 AM Report This Comment
congratulations on your cotd!
sandy's baked you a hockey puck cupcakes filled with tuna and seafood for all the team members as well as all your friends like us who are stopping by to celebrate your medals of honor to day! we brought some games to be played inside the rink and in their game room as they almost always have a game room of some type. 36 and rain outside and raw, but feels a lot better than the 29 of yesterday morning for sure which wasn't to bad as we hit the mid 40s with fading sunshine through mid afternoon. janet and nat did the shopping and got home then she started on-line stuff and walked with nat around 2. angels,ab,haley

Come visit me, ana bonana and haley & 5 angels.

01/16/2016 12:24.47 AM Report This Comment
1/15 . . . OC 2 . . . . .TCLN 1
1st Period Scoring

OC - GOAL SCORED by CAPT. DEAN (17)
Asst By TROUBLE (13) and ANGEL SHILO (20)
TCLN - GOAL SCORED by SHADOWFOOT (8)
Asst By SHEBA (14) and LADY DOLLY (28
OC - GOAL SCORED by ANGEL ZEUS (2)
Asst By CRUSH (3) and ANGEL CLAY (1)

1st Period Penalty

TCLN - SHEBA - MAKING SILLY FACES AT ANGEL JINXIE

No Scoring 2nd Period

No Penalties 2nd Period

No Scoring 3rd Period

3rd Period Penalty

OC - ANGEL TWEETIE - SNACHING ANGEL KAYCEES HALO


3 STARS OF THE GAME

1. - OC - MARMALADE

2. - TCLN - DAPHNE

3. - TCLN - SHADOWFOOT

Come visit me, Elsa ( VI K ), Thunderclan MHL Team Page, Angel Trucker, Mercury, Cashmere, Crush, Tessa & Angel Easy Goin (K7/11) Capt. Thunderclan MHL.

01/15/2016 12:47.23 AM Report This Comment
Hi Dean,
Stopping in with your Tues vote. Wishing you well with blogging.

Come visit me, Q. Zoe Monique, On The Road Again ! & Zoe Monique Memories Of A Queen- N0 votes please.

10/20/2015 08:02.16 AM Report This Comment
Hey, Dean
You are doing such a great job and so informative too.
I hope the CC is still up & running when your coronation arrives.
Purrs,
kUBB

Come visit me, K. Uncle Buddy Budd (KUBB)..., Gracie Twinkle-toes. ..gardenig, Furlip File #2 Opened on youpet, a. PD Budd, Writing Furlip Files & Persey, house panther-gardener.

10/13/2015 04:51.01 PM Report This Comment
Hi Dean
Have a great weekend.

Come visit me, Q. Zoe Monique, On The Road Again ! & Zoe Monique Memories Of A Queen- N0 votes please.

10/09/2015 08:18.34 AM Report This Comment
Once again the OC is fighting to win the Cup!
More information on the Stanley cup:

The Stanley Cup has been around the NHL longer than any other team, player or coach. The Cup has traveled the world. It's been to some of the greatest parties - with rock stars, movie stars and even the President. Find out more about hockey's most famous trophy right here.

History

The Stanley Cup was purchased in 1892 by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Frederick Stanley, who wanted a challenge cup that the best hockey teams in Canada could compete for. The first team to win the silver trophy was the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, who won Lord Stanley's Cup in 1893. Since 1927, the Cup has been awarded to winner of the NHL playoffs. Each team that wins has their team name and the names of the players and coaches engraved on the cup.

Records

The Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup 24 times - more than any other team in NHL history.
Henri Richard, of the Montreal Canadiens, won a record 11 Stanley Cup titles.
In 1988, Wayne Gretzky set a Stanley Cup Finals record by scoring 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) against the Boston Bruins.
Patrick Roy has been named the Stanley Cup Playoff MVP three times, more than any other player.
During the 1905 Stanley Cup Finals, Frank McGee of the Ottawa Silver Seven scored 14 goals in one game!
Travelling Trophy

In 1905, a team from Dawson City, Yukon traveled for 23 days by dogsled, boat and train to Ottawa to play for the Stanley Cup against the Ottawa Silver Seven. After finally arriving in Ottawa, the team from Dawson City got smoked in both games: 9-2 and 22-3.
When the New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup in 2003, goaltender, Martin Brodeur took the Cup to a movie theater and ate popcorn out of it.
In 1996, Sylvain Lefebvre of the Colorado Avalanche had his first child baptized in the Stanley Cup.
The Stanley Cup has travelled to several different coutries including the Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia, Finland, Japan, Switzerland and the Bahamas.
The Stanley Cup is now accompanied by a body guard on all its adventures.
Fun Facts

The Stanley Cup is two feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 34.5 pounds.
There are more than 2,200 different names engraved on the Stanley Cup, including players, coaches and owners of the Cup-winning teams.
Every 13 years, a new ring is added to the bottom of the Stanley Cup to add more names of the Cup's winners.

Come visit me, King Dean COTM November 2015, ORANGE CRUSH hockey cheers written by YUM YUM, Angel King Anderson COTM Sept 2009, Angel Anderson 6/19/14 Thanks for 8th COTD!, DEAN Daily Blogs for COTM October 2015, Legend & The Orange Crush Hockey Club.

06/13/2015 10:43.49 AM Report This Comment
Stanley Cup Trivia #1 thru #5
As the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings get ready to battle for the Stanley Cup, enjoy these interesting facts and crazy stories about the trophy—which is older than the National Hockey League.

1. WHO IS STANLEY, AND WHAT’S HIS CUP?


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The Stanley Cup is named after Lord Stanley of Preston, the 1892 Governor General of Canada. He purchased the decorative cup in London for 10 guineas (around $50 at the time). Stanley donated the Cup to award Canada’s top amateur hockey club after he and his family became infatuated with the sport at Montreal’s 1889 Winter Carnival; it was first awarded to the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (or MAAA) in 1893.

2. THERE ARE ACTUALLY THREE STANLEY CUPS.


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Stanley’s original Cup from 1892, known as the “Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup" (above), was awarded until 1970, and is now on display in the Vault Room at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

In 1963, NHL president Clarence Campbell believed that the original Cup had become too brittle to give to championship teams, so the “Presentation Cup” was created and is the well-known trophy awarded today. (Skeptics can authenticate the Presentation Cup by noting the Hockey Hall of Fame seal on the bottom.)

The final Cup is a replica of the Presentation Cup, which was created in 1993 by Montreal silversmith Louise St. Jacques and is used as a stand-in at the Hall of Fame when the Presentation Cup isn’t available.

3. BUT IT’S ONE OF A KIND.

Unlike other major league sports trophies, a new Cup isn’t made every year. Instead, after each championship, the names of the players, coaches, management, and staff of the winning team are added to the Cup. The first team to have its roster engraved was the 1906-07 Montreal Wanderers, whose names were etched within the inner bowl of the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup. The only other team names engraved on the inner bowl are the 1914-15 Vancouver Millionaires.

4. AND IT’S ALWAYS CHANGING.


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More and more teams wanted to be immortalized, so the decision was made to put a separate single ring below the original Cup that each new winning roster would be etched on. Between 1927 and 1947, a new, more streamlined and vertical incarnation of the Cup was used. Thanks to its cylindrical shape, it was nicknamed the “Stovepipe Cup” (above)—but by 1948, the trophy had become too tall to hold or put on display, so the shape was changed to the tiered version used today.

5. ITS RINGS ARE DETACHABLE.

Since 1958, five bands of championship names are engraved around the base of the Cup. When the rings become full, the oldest band is removed and preserved in Lord Stanley’s Vault at the Great Esso Hall in the Hockey Hall of Fame. A blank replacement band is then put in its place to be filled with the names of the next champions. No championship team names from the 1928-29 to the 1953-54 season are currently on the Cup.

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06/13/2014 02:59.28 PM Report This Comment
Stanley Cup Trivia #6 thru #8
6. THE NHL HAS OFFICIAL ENGRAVERS PUT EACH NAME ON THE CUP.

In its 96-year history, there have only been four official engravers sanctioned by the NHL. The first was the 1948 Stanley Cup designer Carl Poul Peterson, a Danish engraver who moved to Montreal in 1929 and worked with his sons Arno, Ole, and John Paule in his engraving shop until his death in 1977. The current engraver is Louise St. Jacques (creator of the replica of the Presentation Cup), who took over from the second and third official engravers, Doug Boffey and his father Eric, at their shop Boffey Silversmith’s in Montreal in 1989.

To inscribe each name individually, St. Jacques disassembles the Cup from the top down, and then clamps the band being engraved in a homemade circular jig. She uses special small hammers and a series of letter stamps to strike each letter into the silver while using a metal level to keep the names as straight as possible. St. Jacques estimates that each name takes approximately a half-hour to inscribe and that it takes a non-continuous—not to mention patient—ten hours to complete every name for the winning team.

7. BUT THEY’RE NOT ALWAYS PERFECT.

Many champion player and team names are misspelled on the Cup. The name of the 1980-81 New York Islanders is misspelled as “Ilanders,” and the 1971-72 Boston Bruins’ name is misspelled as “Bqstqn Bruins.” Most of the errors are left on as they are—it would be too costly to fix the mistakes. But fans believe the errors add to the idiosyncratic nature of the Cup.

Corrections have been made, though: When 1996 champion Colorado Avalanche’s Adam Deadmarsh's name was spelled “Deadmarch” on the Cup, it was stamped out and corrected after he publicly stated how heartbroken he was about the error.

8. SOMETIMES THE WINNING TEAMS DON’T PLAY BY THE RULES.

The NHL will allow no more than 52 names from each year's winning team to be engraved, with the assumption that the people included are affiliated with or have played on that club during the Stanley Cup finals.

But Peter Pocklington—the former Edmonton Oilers owner perhaps best known for trading away The Great One himself, Wayne Gretzky—included his father, Basil, on the list of names to go along with the 1983-84 champion Oilers, despite the fact that his father wasn’t officially affiliated with the team. Once found out, the league had the engraver strike out Basil’s name with a series of capital Xs (above).

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Stanley Cup Trivia #9 thru #13
9. BUT SOMETIMES, THERE ARE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES.

When the Detroit Red Wings won the Cup in 1998, the team asked that Vladimir Konstantinov's name be engraved on the Cup, even though he didn’t play that year. The NHL allowed it because Konstantinov was a team member who was seriously injured in a car accident before the Wings defended their title.

There are also a couple of instances where no names were inscribed at all, like when the Cup wasn’t awarded in 1919 due to an outbreak of Spanish Flu. It also wasn’t awarded for the 2004-05 season because of a lockout between the league and the players union. The entire space for the players’ names reads “SEASON NOT PLAYED.”

10. SOME PEOPLE MAKE MULTIPLE APPEARANCES.

Henri Richard, brother of Montreal Canadiens legend Maurice “Rocket” Richard and a hockey great in his own right, is on the Cup a record 11 times as a player, while the legendary Scotty Bowman appears on the Cup the most for a coach with nine Stanley Cup wins as the skipper for the Red Wings, Penguins, and Canadiens.

With 24 victories, the Canadiens have taken home Stanley Cup more than any other NHL team—though their last win, unfortunately for Habs fans, was back in 1993. Montreal also holds the record for most consecutive Cup wins with five in a row from 1956 to 1960.

11. ONE FAN TRIED TO STEAL THE CUP—BUT NOT FOR THE REASON YOU'D EXPECT.

Montreal fans are so adamant about the Cup that during the 1962 playoffs, when the Cup was on display at Chicago Stadium for the defending champion Black Hawks (the name was compressed to “Blackhawks” in 1986), Habs fan Ken Kilander attempted to take the Cup and walk right out the door with it. When a police officer caught and questioned him, Kilander responded, “I want to take it back where it belongs, to Montreal.”

12. THE STANLEY CUP ISN’T ONLY FOR MEN.

Twelve women have their names inscribed on the Cup. The first was Marguerite Norris, who was the president of the Detroit Red Wings for their 1954-55 season victory. Sonia Scurfield is the only Canadian woman to have her name inscribed; she was the co-owner of the 1988-89 champion Calgary Flames.

13. SOME PEOPLE ARE SUPERSTITIOUS ABOUT IT.

Various players are wary of the Cup if they haven’t won it yet, and steer clear if they’re still in contention—in fact, some players on conference champion teams won’t even touch the respective Western Conference Campbell Bowl or Eastern Conference Prince of Wales Trophy so they don’t jinx their team’s chances at the real prize!

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14. THE CUP HAS A CHAPERONE.


The Cup is always accompanied by at least one representative of the Hockey Hall of Fame, dubbed the “Keeper of the Cup.” The current Keeper, Philip Pritchard, has held the position since 1991 and even maintains a Twitter account to update followers on where the Cup goes from day to day.

Way back when the Cup was first donated, Lord Stanley mandated that two trustees must always be appointed to care for the Cup and ensure it was kept in proper condition. The two current trustees are Brian O’Neill and Ian “Scotty” Morrison, and according to the Hockey Hall of Fame, they “have absolute power over all matters regarding the Stanley Cup.”

15. THE CUP BELONGS TO THE PLAYERS … FOR ONE DAY.

The NHL allots each championship team one hundred off-season days with the Cup (accompanied by the Keeper, of course) to do with it as they wish. It was the 1994-95 New Jersey Devils who formalized the tradition of giving each player one personal day with the Cup during the off-season. In fact, since the ‘03 season, the Hall of Fame has been keeping journals of the Cup’s travels with each winning team. Though some players use their day with the trophy for peaceful reflection, others have gone a bit crazy with Lord Stanley’s Cup, as you’ll see below.

16. THE STANLEY CUP HAS GONE SWIMMING AT LEAST THREE TIMES.

Following their 1991 victory over the Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins legend Mario Lemieux hosted the team at his house. When Lemieux wasn’t looking, Penguins winger Phil Bourque decided he wanted to see if the Cup could float—and threw the trophy into the captain’s in-ground pool. It didn’t float, and immediately sank to the bottom (thankfully, it was recovered unharmed).

Two years later the Cup also found the bottom of Montreal Canadiens goaltender Patrick Roy’s pool. But in 2002, when Red Wings goaltender Dominik Hašek attempted to swim with the Cup, the Keeper had had enough: He demanded Hašek dry off the trophy and give it back, thus cutting short his allotted personal day.

17. AND IT ONCE SPENT ALL NIGHT IN AN OTTAWA CANAL.

When the Ottawa Hockey Club, now known as the Ottawa Senators, won the Cup in 1905, the members of the “Silver Seven” had a little too much fun celebrating their victory. After the team banquet, some not-so-sober players brought the trophy outside and decided to test their accuracy by trying to kick the then-small Cup into Ottawa’s Rideau Canal.


Once successful, they went on their drunken way and forgot all about it—until their teammates realized the next day that the trophy was missing. Lord Stanley’s Cup was retrieved and given to a player named Harry Smith, the most responsible man on the team, for safekeeping.

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18. THE MONTREAL CANADIENS WON THE CUP IN 1924, AND THEN PROMPTLY FORGOT ABOUT IT.


When the members of the 1924 champion Canadiens got a flat tire on the way to the team’s victory banquet at owner Leo Dandurand’s house, they had to remove the Cup from the trunk of the car to get to the spare tire. The players, eager to celebrate their win, quickly changed the tire and made their way to the party. When the traditional time came for each player to drink champagne from the silver bowl, the Cup was nowhere to be found. The players had left it on the side of the road! They hopped in their car and sped back to the place where they had changed the flat and found the Cup in a snow bank on the side of the road—right where they had left it.

But that wasn’t the first time a Montreal hockey team had forgotten the Cup. The 1907 Montreal Wanderers left it at the home of a team photographer; the photographer’s mother used the Cup as a flower pot until the team came back to retrieve it!


19. TWO BABIES HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED IN THE CUP.

After the Colorado Avalanche won the 1995-96 championship, defenseman Sylvain Lefebvre used his personal day with the Cup to have his daughter christened in the top bowl.

Eleven years later, after the Detroit Red Wings won in 2007-08, Swedish left-winger Tomas Holmström brought the silverware back to his native country so that his cousin could baptize his 7-week-old daughter in the trophy.

20. AND IT HAS SEEN ITS FAIR SHARE OF VICE.
The Edmonton Oilers were a force to be reckoned with in the 1980s. Between 1984 and 1990, the team won five Stanley Cups and were led by two hockey greats, Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier (above). Legend has it that after their 1986-87 win, Messier brought the Cup to an Edmonton strip club called the Forum Inn and set the trophy on the main stage. One of the ladies dancing at the club then reportedly incorporated the Cup into her risqué routine.

When he won the Cup again in 1994 with the New York Rangers, Messier and his teammates brought the trophy to another strip club—Scores in Manhattan.

21. IT ALSO MIGHT HOLD A CURSE, AMONG OTHER THINGS…

When Messier and the Rangers won in 1994, it ended a record 54-year championship drought for the Broadway Blueshirts (the team hadn’t won since the 1939-40 season). Fans believe that the curse might have been brought on because the Rangers disrespected the Cup.

During the ’39-’40 season, the mortgage on the Rangers’ home rink—at the time the third incarnation of Madison Square Garden—was finally paid off. To celebrate, the management of the team symbolically burned the mortgage documents in the bowl of the Stanley Cup. Then, left-winger Lynn Patrick and his teammates allegedly urinated in the Cup’s bowl to bizarrely celebrate their victory. The Rangers finally took home the trophy again in 1994, but they haven’t won hockey’s ultimate prize since.

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22. AND THE CUP WENT TO WAR.

It’s been all over the world, from Russia to the Czech Republic to Sweden, but in 2007, the Stanley Cup went to war. To boost morale for Canadian and American troops serving in the Middle East, the Cup was flown into an active war zone at Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar, Afghanistan, for a meet and greet. Canadians love nothing more than hockey, and you can read up on the reactions from the troops on the Hall of Fame’s Stanley Cup Journal when it went to Afghanistan

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Hi friend
thanks for the vote and I really love if you help celebrate.
the more the merrier

Come visit me, Mia sadly she took over the winter and still gone.

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