Mitchell & Ness at the NHL Store

If you're in NYC this holiday weekend or anytime soon, be sure to stop by the NHL Store and check out all the great Mitchell & Ness apparel.

March 31, 2010 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Happy B-Day Mr. Hockey

Today marks the birthday of NHL great Gordie Howe. Born in 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan, Mr. Hockey’s played professional hockey from the age of 18 to  the young age of 52 (an NHL record). Howe was an incredible playmaker and goal scorer throughout his career, ranking in the league's top 5 of scoring for 20 consecutive seasons. To this day, he still holds every NHL regular season scoring record for a right winger by notching 801 goals, 1,049 assists and 1,850 total points over the course of his amazing 34 year career. Despite being one of the leagues greatest all time scorers, Howe was equally well known for his willingness to drop the gloves. His style of play inspired the phrase “Gordie Howe Hat Trick,” which refers to a player getting a goal, an assist and a fight in the same game.

 

Elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972, Howe collected quite a few accolades of the course of his career. Most notably, Howe was a 23 time NHL All-Star, a 2 time WHA All-Star, a 6 time Art Ross Trophy (given to the player who leads the lead in scoring at the end of the regular season) winner, a 6 Hart Trophy (given to the league MVP) winner and a 4 time Stanley Cup Champion (winning in 1950, 1952, 1954 & 1955 all with the Detroit Red Wings).

 

Happy 82nd Birthday Mr. Hockey!

Detroit Red Wings 1960 Gordie Howe Road Jersey

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Coming Soon

As you may or may not remember, the Phillies won the 1980 World Series.  For their 1981 team portrait the champions wore a custom made track jacket.  Check it out in the picture below.

We hope you like the jacket as much as we do, because it'll be here soon.

Look for this jacket in late April / early May.

 

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March Madness Trivia

For all you NCAA basketball fans, check out the questions below and see if you know as much as you think you do. (Of course, we included the answers--for all of those that think you know, but don’t…)

1) Who broke UCLA's streak of seven consecutive National Championships in 1974?

North Carolina St. They wouldn't reach the Final Four again until the Cinderella run of 1983.

2) 1990 saw the biggest blowout in the history of the national championship game, a 30 point thrashing of Duke at the hands of UNLV. Who was the loser that year?

Texas Southern. #1 UNLV had beaten #3 Duke, who had beaten #4 Arkansas, who had beaten #10 Texas, who had beaten #6 Xavier, who had beaten #3 Georgetown, who had beaten #14 Texas Southern, making them the year's unfortunate losers. Had Duke managed to win the title, Notre Dame would have been the losers. Georgia Tech did not make the title game, but if they had and lost, South Florida would have gotten the honors. If Arkansas had lost in the title game, Southern Mississippi would be last.

3) No team rated a #16 seed has ever beaten a #1 seed. One almost happened in 1997 when Fairfield had a 9-point lead at halftime to let it slip away in the second half. Who was the #1 seed that almost got beat?

North Carolina. North Carolina scored on 26 of their first 30 possessions, and committed only 2 turnovers in the 2nd half. They beat Fairfield 82-74.

4) In 1990, the highest scoring game in the NCAA tournament at the time was played between Loyola-Marymont and Michigan. What was the total combined points between the two teams?

264. Loyola-Marymount beat Michigan 149-115. A new record for most three-point field goals was set by Loyola-Marymounts guard Jeff Fryer with 11.

5) Between 1939 and 2000, which was the last team from the Ivy League to make the Final Four?

Pennsylvania. They reached the Final 4 in 1979 from an upset-laden East Regional, then got hammered by Michigan St. in the semi-finals.

6) Bobby Knight was fired from his coaching position at Indiana in 2000. He had been the coach of the Hoosiers for a number of years. When was the last time that Indiana won a National Championship under Bobby Knight's coaching?

1987. The Hoosiers played in numerous NCAA tournaments from 1988 to 1999 before Knight's dismissal, however, 1987 was the last time they won a championship.  

7) Which team from the 1980 Final Four was known as 'The Doctors of Dunk'?

Louisville. Darrell Griffith starred for the Cardinals as they won their 1st National Championship.

8) From 1939 to 2000, how many Championship games had gone into overtime?

Six games. The only one of those 6 games to require more than one overtime period was the 1957 Championship, where North Carolina beat Kansas in a third period of overtime.

9) In 1996, this team beat UCLA 43-41, holding the Bruins to their lowest total of points in a regulation game in 55 years. Who was the team?

Princeton. It was also UCLA's lowest scoring output in 99 tournament games.

10) In the 1992 East regional final, Christian Laettner hit the game winning basket from the top of the key with one second left to lift Duke to a 104-103 win. What team was their opponent?

Kentucky. Many historians considered this overtime game to be the most suspenseful game ever played in an NCAA Tournament.

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