January 19, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Jan 19th


1898 - Brown defeated Harvard 6-0 in the first recorded U.S. collegiate hockey game.

1975 - Pittsburgh's rookie defenseman Colin Campbell scored the first goal of his NHL career, in a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals, in Landover, Maryland.

1984 - Roger Neilson was replaced as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks by GM Harry Neale. He completed his coaching record with Vancouver at 51-61-21 in 133 games. 11 days later Neilson was named coach of the L.A. Kings.

1991 - Vince Damphousse scored 4 goals in an 11-5 Campbell Conference win over the Wales at the NHL All Star Game in Chicago. Wayne Gretzky scored to become the all-time leader in All Star Game Goals (breaking Gordie Howe's record of 10 goals).

1996 - NHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Winnipeg Jets, officially clearing the way for the team to move to Phoenix, Arizona in time for the 1996-97 season.

2000 - Rookie goalie Evgeni Nabokov made 39 saves in his first NHL start for his first career shutout, and Patrick Roy earned his 47th career shutout as San Jose tied 0-0 at Colorado. Avalanche ran their home unbeaten streak to 10 games (8-0-2).

Happy Birthday to Busher Jackson, Sylvain Cote, Thomas Vanek, Ian Laperriere, Ed Kea, Izzy Goodenough, Gary Bromley, Billy Caroll, Mike Komisarek and Dunc Munro.

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