It really is a small world sometimes.
Ardent hockey history fans will be familiar with George and Darill Fosty. The brothers are known in hockey circles for their research into black hockey history (they wrote the book Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925) and into hockey's origins (they also wrote Splendid Is the Sun: The 5,000 Year History of Hockey).
These guys are hockey history big shots. And they actually grew up in my tiny little isolated home town, playing hockey in the local arena when it was more or less brand new!
Their newest project is an online venture called BoxScoreNews.com, where they serve as editors as well as writers. Multiple sports are covered, although you all know I only read the hockey section.
The current event coverage needs beefing up, though I'm sure that will come during the season. In the meantime there's some great hockey history articles to be read here, including
- Ice Wars: The 1972 Summit Series
- Red Storm: Russian Hockey History 1898-1954
- Eddie Shore: Old Time Hockey Determination
- The Changing Face Of Hockey