This is all we can think about today.
As the 2011 Vancouver Canucks start their first Stanley Cup final series since 1994, we thought we’d take a look at some of the historical hockey images and video we have at the Archives, including Vancouver’s many past champions. We’ve put up a Flickr set of early hockey images taken by photographer Stuart Thomson, where you can see some of his images in higher resolution.
Frank Patrick was an important figure in Vancouver hockey.
This graphic, with Frank, his brother Lester, Edward Savage (manager of the Portland Rosebuds) and Pete Muldoon (manager of the Seattle Metropolitans), recognizes leadership in the business of hockey on the west coast. The Patrick brothers founded the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) in 1911, built arenas (including Vancouver’s old Denman arena) and improved the local teams with established National Hockey Association players.
During their 1914-15 Stanley Cup season, Frank not only played for the Vancouver Millionaires on defense but was president, manager and coach. He also owned the Vancouver Amazons, a women’s hockey team that won the 1922 Alpine Cup. Continue reading