CANUCKS MOVE FARM CLUB TO KANSAS CITY
of the American Hockey League to the Kansas City Blades of the International
Kansas City’s proximity to Vancouver factored into the switch, Brian Burke,
general manager of the NHL Canucks, said Monday.
The Canucks have signed a two-year agreement, the second year being
Vancouver’s option, with the Blades. Under terms of the deal, Vancouver will
supply 18 players to the Blades, plus a coaching and training staff.
Stan Smyl, who guided the Crunch to a 35-36-9-1 record in his first season
as a head coach, will be the Blades coach.
On January 17, 1962 the Saint Paul Saints win the most lopsided game in IHL
history, a 20-3 drubbing of the Toledo Mercurys.
IHL TEAMS PLACE IN IHL HISTORY
Detroit Vipers: The Vipers had a league high 122 points in 1997 on their way
to capture the Turner Cup. That championship allowed the city of Detroit to
be the first city to capture two cups as the Detroit Red Wings won the
Stanley Cup the same year.
TODAY IN HOCKEY
June 28, 1985 the Detroit Red Wings sign undrafted free agent Adam Oates.
DID YOU KNOW
The St. Louis Blues are the only team to be swept in the Stanley Cup finals
3 years in a row. The Blues reached the Stanley Cup in their first three
years in the league ans were swept by the Montreal Canadiens in 1968 and
1969 and in 1970 swept by the Boston Bruins. The Blues failed to win a game
in the any of the three series.
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