"You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!
program from E.H.L. Clippers' 1954-1955 season / -snip- "...The first effort to bring professional hockey to Charlotte [N.C.] began with ...a group of local businessmen represented by Bill Shields who lobbied for a franchise in the E.H.L. On Jan. 23, 1956, a mechanical fire caused the total destruction of the Carlin's Iceland rink in Baltimore, leaving the ...Clippers without a home rink for the remainder of their schedule. Clippers owner Charlie Rock was approached by Shields with an…
The National Series started in 1961 and had only four teams. The team expanded to six in 1967 and eventually grew to The players are all considered amateur since there is no professional league. The play a combined 90 games between November and April.
Reggie Fleming won a Stanley Cup with the Hawks in 1961. -snip- "... a defenseman and left wing known for fighting as much as scoring in a long career from 1959 to 1974, was found by Boston University researchers to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy.... [He] was the first hockey player known to have been tested for the disease, known as C.T.E." - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/18/sports/hockey/18concussion.html?_r=2