Wednesday, December 20, 2006

1907 Stanley Cup Champions :: Kenora Thistles

From my cousin, who lives in Kenora, Ontario, Canada ::
"2007 marks the 100th anniversary of the Kenora Thistles winning the Stanley cup. Arrangements are being made for celebrations in the new year. Lord Stanley's cup will be in Kenora. Caps, shirts etc. are on sale. Sears is selling Thistles hockey sweaters since there was no copyright on the crest."
From the Kenora Thistles web site :
"In March, 1906, the Montreal Wanderers won the Stanley Cup from Ottawa and retained it until they met with the [Kenora] Thistles hockey team in January, 1907. The Thistles traveled to Montreal and cleanly beat the Wanderers, winning the first game by a score of 4-2, and the second 8-6."
How cool is this? You can find out more about this lovely city (that's closer to Winnipeg, Manitoba, than it is to Toronto, the capital of its own province) from Kenora Tourism.