March 17, 2008
53 Years Ago Today
The Rocket Richard Riot
From the Montreal Gazette, March 18, 1955 - Mob violence took command of Montreal's west end last night as hockey fans by the thousands started a riot over the suspension of Maurice (The Rocket) Richard that has no parallel in Montreal's long and stormy hockey history. Full Story - Full Rocket Richard Riot Coverage
You can also check out New York Times coverage from 1955
Also, check out these two (one and two) YouTube videos.
And if you haven't already seen it, you've got to do yourself a favor and buy or rent the DVD Maurice Richard: The Rocket.