The Habs and the had nots
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