September 16, 2015

This Day In Hockey History - Sept 16th


1916 - Hockey superstar One Eyed Frank McGee died for his country on the Somme battlefield in France.

1978 - 17-year-old Wayne Gretzky attended his first pro training camp, as a member of the WHA's Indianapolis Racers.

1979 - The Edmonton Oilers opened the team's first NHL training camp at the University of Alberta's Varsity Arena.

1991 - Canada wins the 1991 Canada Cup with a 4-2 win over USA. Steve Larmer scored the signature goal:



1996 - Hockey Hall of Fame announced its newest members: Borje Salming, Al Arbour, Bobby Bauer and announcer Bob Cole.

1998 - Hockey Hall of Fame announced it's newest members: Peter Stastny, Michel Goulet, and Roy Conacher.

Happy birthday to Kevin Lavallee, Rick Lanz, Patrick Stefan, Gerry Melnyk, Braden Holtby and Eric Vail.

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