Happy (Hockey / History) Holidays for 2023

After an exhibition game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Montreal Wanderers four nights earlier, the first regular-season hockey game was held at Toronto’s new Arena Gardens on Mutual Street on Christmas night, December 25, 1912. (That’s coming up on a somewhat stylistically interesting – but not really significant – 111 years ago.)

In that season opener of the National Hockey Association (forerunner of the National Hockey League), the Canadiens beat the brand new Toronto Hockey Club (aka the Torontos, the Blueshirts, or the Blue Shirts), 9-5.

No matter what you celebrate at this time of year, I hope you have/had a happy one. And all the best to everybody for a happy and healthy — and peaceful — new year in 2024.

10 thoughts on “Happy (Hockey / History) Holidays for 2023

  1. May the new year be one of happiness and no more diseases. And may Israel finally be free of terror attacks and may world antisemitism and hate of all who are different finally cease.
    A vain hope, but perhaps in 2024 we may see the beginning of a new world.

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