Welcome to the Modern Typewriter, a daily blog to discuss topics that can’t be answered easily or are just some fun topics! Today is November 26th, 2007, I’m Royce, and I am here to discuss the topic of the National Hockey League’s 90th anniversary.
90 years ago today the National Hockey League, known as the NHL, formed with only five teams: Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and the Toronto Areanas. And now, over 20 teams are involved in the NHL. Six from Canada, and 24 in the United States!
Each and every year, there is the Stanley Cup, an award that is awarded to the winner of the Eastern Conference/Western Conference game. There are two conferences, Eastern and Western. Each team is filed under one of the conferences. Then those team in each category battle their way to the top of their conference to go to the Stanley Cup Finals. The conference champion plays in the finals against the other champion. The Stanley Cup winner gets their name engraved on the trophy for the next year’s winner to see. Last year’s Staley Cup winner were the Carolina Hurricanes, who represent North Carolina, from the United States.
Every year the Stanley Cup is awarded no matter what. Except in 1918, the year after the NHL formed. The Spanish Flu Epidemic occurred and during one game of the season three players died during a game because of the flu. That was how bad the Spanish Flu was.
The Stanley Cup is an amazing award. Someday, maybe even you will be in the NHL. But for now, I’m Royce, and this is the Modern Typewriter, OUT!
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