Happy Friday! Here are five interesting, odd or irrelevant hockey pictures for the week. Enjoy!
Some friends and I went on a road trip to Memphis in 2010. We were hanging out in a bar, and outside of the men’s restroom there was this torn-up, hockey-themed poster for Gargoyle Mobil Oil. I believe this is from the 1940s.
On March 21, 2014 the Rockford IceHogs visited the Chicago Wolves. During the second period, IceHogs defenseman Bobby Shea and Wolves winger Ty Rattie were ejected for fighting. Shea went after Rattie in the hallway between their locker room, and Rosemont police had to break them up. At the start of the third period, a wall of Rosemont cops maintain the peace before players go out on the ice. (Screen shot from WCIU game broadcast.)
In 1999, my sister was living in Atlanta. I visited her that summer, about a month before the Atlanta Thrashers played their first season. Billboards for the team — that stated “New Arena. New Game. New Team. Start something with us” — were all over the city. I took this picture with a crummy, $10 point-and-shoot camera.
This Patrick Kane graffiti was under a bridge near the Lake. It is next to a sign that says “Do not deface walls.” Somehow, I think Kaner would approve of his likeness right next to that sign.
One of the rinks I frequent recently melted down their studio ice arena, repainted the surface and then refroze it. They replaced their arena logo at center ice with two little but important words that remind us of the reason we play hockey.