September 23, 2015

This Day In Hockey History - Sept 23rd


1979 - Edmonton Oilers played their first NHL pre-season game in Brandon, Manitoba against Winnipeg, and lost 4-2 to the Jets.

1991 - Bob Pulford, Mike Bossy, Denis Potvin, coach Scotty Bowman, and veteran Clint Smith were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, at a ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario.

1992 - Manon Rheaume became the first woman ever to play in an NHL exhibition game, when she played in goal for the Lightning. She made 7 saves and gave up two goals in one period in a game against the Blues, in Tampa Bay.

Happy Birthday Milan Novy, Yannick Weber, Donald Audette, Dixon Ward, Joffrey Lupul, Christian Bordeleau, Wildor Larochelle and Gabriel Bourque.

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