The Habs and the had nots

Canada's History - - THE PACKET -

I en­joyed the re­cent piece “The Great­est Game” [De­cem­ber 2016-Jan­uary 2017].

The ar­ti­cles sparked a mem­ory of some­thing my father re­counted for me many years ago. He was born and raised in Cobalt, On­tario, and told me that Cobalt once had a hockey team called the Cobalt Silver Kings. Owned by a mining ty­coon, the team started its short ex­is­tence in 1906 and was one of the found­ing clubs of the Na­tional Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion [NHA], pre­de­ces­sor of the NHL. The Silver Kings and the Cana­di­ens made his­tory by play­ing the in­au­gu­ral match in the NHA. Un­for­tu­nately, un­like the Cana­di­ens, the Silver Kings folded in 1911.

Su­san Ramey Peter­bor­ough, On­tario

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