There's no one alive anymore that can tell you, "Oh yeah, we engraved the name on the cup because â¦." The visiting team almost never won â¦ but itâs not as plucky-underdog as youâd think because the leagues are so small. The 18 Greatest Names Suggested for a Portland Baseball Team and the Greatest Things Fox News Said About Portland 1. We may be have to wait a few more months before the NHL Seattle team is named, but since we're restless, we had the 710 crew share what name they want. The Stanley Cup was relatively young then, so the strict engraving rules in place today weren't yet in existence. More than Canada's sport. Tom-A-Hawk announced in January 2019 that he would retire. And for several years a handful of American teams in various leagues had attempted to challenge for it. In early photos, the old Chicago jerseys are identifiable by the letter "C" with crossed tomahawks on the shoulder crest. Portland, Oregon, United States, is home to three major league sports teams — the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association, the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, and the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League. The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning will square off for the 2020 Stanley Cup starting Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Parks: That would make for great TV ratings. The Winterhawks were financially stable, but owner Bill Gallacher had to sell the franchise in order to repay other debts. I think it would be great. What is your sense? The Portland Rosebuds began playing in Portland in 1914, but only lasted a few short years. The answer lies in the trophy's early years. The Winterhawks were founded in 1951 as the Edmonton Oil Kings. They should be there. ), Portland won the four-team Pacific Coast Hockey Association in the 1915-16 season. Zweig: Yes, Portland's name is on that cup. , In the 2009â10 season, the Winterhawks introduced an alternate "Hawk Eyes" logo as part of a new advertising campaign that featured lightning flashes on a mottled black background and the SMS-style words, "LOC8, NTMD8, DVST8" (read: "locate, intimidate, devastate"). The NHL Seattle team name, logo and colors could be announced in February or March of 2020. Professional hockey adopted the cup as its championship prize years later. The team will play at Climate Pledge Arena for the 2021-2022 season. And the trustees that oversaw the Stanley Cup not only didn't allow the Canadian teams to play American teams, they wouldn't even allow them to play for the cup in an American city. The NHL originally planned to announce the name of its newest team during this season's All-Star break. Ready for it? A new mascot was introduced, Tommy.  The city also hosts a wide variety of other sports and sporting events.  On April 25, 2014, the Winterhawks defeated the Kelowna Rockets 7â3 to win their fourth-consecutive Western Conference Championship. Second-year forwards Jack O'Brien, Tyson Kozak…. The league’s 32nd franchise will officially be known as the Seattle Kraken. The players are all Canadian players â though there is one American on Portland. I think it would be neat. Oddsmakers have updated the prop wager on the name of Seattle's new NHL team. Article content Seattle’s search for its NHL team name went deep, all the way down to the home of a mythical sea monster. Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, Lord Stanley of Preston, served as the governor general of Canada in the late 1800s.  In their first season in Portland, the club would lose 7â2 to a travelling Russian club in an exhibition match watched by more than 5,000. I think at the time it wasn't a big issue to the fans. Eric Zweig, a hockey historian, author and editor, spoke to OPB's Bradley W. Parks about the Rosebuds and their place in hockey history. It's a Canadian championship," suddenly in the fall of 1915 announced, "Oh no, it's always been the world championship trophy. The team first was known as the Black Hawks, before the club made it … ESPN's Greg Wyshynski includes Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand among contenders for the NHL's Hart Trophy for the 2021 season. People are being lured from city to city. And the trustees who had all along said, "No, no, no. The Portland Winterhawks continue to be one of the top junior hockey franchises in developing and producing NHL talent. But it was a team from Portland, that in 1916, became the first American club to engrave its name on the Stanley Cup â and they didn't even win it. In actuality, the jerseys originally worn by the first Winterhawks team were a used set of Chicago jerseys obtained through connections between the owners of the two teams. 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Moreover, in late November/early December, they hold their annual teddy bear toss, in which fans throw teddy bears on the ice at the first Portland goal, which are then donated to local children's charities. , Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, During the 2012â13 season, Winterhawks captain Troy Rutkowski established the new team record for most regular games played as a Winterhawk. Parks: I think a lot of people know it, whether itâs always present in their mind is another question. Portland has an affinity for soccer and I feel like hockey sort of falls in a similar category. Eric Zweig: The Portland Rosebuds, who also were known as the Uncle Sams â some of us in the hockey historian field argue about what they should or shouldn't be called (I like Rosebuds) â they were the first American team in a Canadian hockey league. The National Hockey Association and PCHA later agreed to a series between each league's champion with the Stanley Cup as the prize for the winner. You have to try and piece it together. The earlier years when hockey is still amateur and sort of a gentleman's pastime, it's a little too dusty for me. The team has been in Portland since 1976â77. Youâve probably seen some of those pictures where it gets to be this tall, skinny, funny-looking trophy with the cup still sitting on the top. But Ottawa has very little industry. He donated the Stanley Cup â originally just a bowl that looks like what now sits atop the towering trophy â as a prize for Canada's top amateur hockey teams. Portland loves its teams regardless of whether theyâre always competitive, they just have a great affinity for their team and their city. If you're looking at the cup now, the wide barrel part is kind of like the body of the cup. They played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, which had been born by Frank and Lester Patrick, who had been big stars in the east. There's just so many Wild West stories about what was going on. The WHL also suspended General Manager and Head Coach Mike Johnston for the remainder of the 2012â13 season, including the 2013 WHL playoffs. It is the cup that is handed out every year, but itâs not the original bits and pieces which have all been replaced, so itâs a little bit confusing. Bradley W. Parks: Tell me a little bit about the Portland Rosebuds. , The Portland Winterhawks have changed announcers 5 times since 1976. It never seems to be a big issue in anything I've ever read. TSN.ca Staff NHL … Because itâs not the original cup that theyâre still passing out. It was a best of five down to the fifth game and it went down to late in the fifth game before Montreal won. , On May 12, 2013, the Winterhawks defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 5â1 in Game 6 to become the 2012â13 WHL champions. I feel like NHL hockey would do quite well in Portland. And years would go by before anybody engraved their name on it again. But by the early 1900s, they're paying people, they're starting to have the same issues we have now where people are worrying about whether salaries are getting out of hand even though they're unbelievably tiny. The team, owned by Brian C. Shaw, made the move citing a much cheaper stadium deal in Portland along with low attendance due to the presence of a professional team in Edmonton. I think that the PCHA and the NHA were always fighting about something. If Portland ever did manage to get a professional football team in town, what would you name the team?My vote would be for the Portland Aberrations. But I think it would be great, I think it would be cool. Wednesday night the NHL Seattle organization said that it will be bringing the 32nd NHL franchise "to life" on Thursday when they announce their team name. That set them up to challenge the Montreal Canadiens for the Stanley Cup. Professional hockey leagues were mostly small regional outfits based in Canada. , The team mascot of the Winterhawks is a white bird with multicolored tail and wing feathers, named Tom-A-Hawk. It was redesigned and redesigned again. The leagues in the eastern part of North America hadn't expanded into the United States yet, but there were American games, leagues and teams â they just weren't playing in the Canadian leagues. Several American teams have won the Stanley Cup. Most everything that was replaced over the years has been recreated. As part of the announcement, the Kraken revealed two logos, a wordmark and uniforms. Zweig: Personally, I think it would be great. , Bill Gallacher, a Calgary businessman, purchased the team in October 2008. And it was kind of a big, handwringing controversy. These include; Cliff Zauner (1976-1982), Dean "Scooter" Vrooman (1982-2007), Andy Kemper (2004-2018), Todd Vrooman (2007-2017), Evan Richardson (2017-2018), Nick Marek (2018âpresent). I donât know that itâs any different than people calling ... the Montreal Canadiens âthe Habsâ or the Pittsburgh Pirates âthe Bucs.â I think âUncle Samsâ was more of a nickname than an official nickname, but I donât honest to God know that for a fact. Portland and Seattle were two of the first American cities to join those Canadian pro leagues, laying the foundation for the current structure of professional hockey in North America. Do people in Portland realize they have this tradition or is that going to shock nine-tenths of the population to know they had a team to play for the Stanley Cup a hundred years ago? I'll always tell people this is the best time in hockey. The Winterhawks split their home games between the Memorial Coliseum and the Moda Center , which they share with the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball … Even though the trustees were being sort of Canadian-first about this, I think it was more just a practical issue. That will not be the direction of Chicago’s NHL team with a nickname that has been used since 1926. , The Winterhawks wear jerseys similar to those of the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL, causing some to erroneously assume that the Winterhawks are a minor league farm team of the Blackhawks. What if an American team wins this Canadian league? The Portland Winterhawks are a junior ice hockey team based in Portland, Oregon, playing in the Western Hockey League (WHL), one of three leagues making up the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). A new third jersey was also created with the Hawk Eyes on the front over stylized, mottled black fabric throughout; player names, numbers and accents are in gunmetal gray, and the new tri-color Hawk Head is featured as the shoulder patch. (Jay Horton retold the story of the harrowing series for the Willamette Week in 2016.). Editorâs note: Since this interview ran in 2017, professional hockey officially returned to the Pacific Northwest with the addition of the Seattle Kraken to the National Hockey League. Tom-A-Hawk was introduced in 1999â2000. List of Portland Winterhawks alumni who have graduated to play in the National Hockey League. It's a Canadian championship. What was the sentiment toward an American team â especially one that saw some success â in a Canadian league? Several American teams have won the Stanley Cup throughout its history, forever etching their names on the trophy. Plenty of questions surround what the NHL Seattle team name and timing for an announcement will be. NHL Power Rankings: Every team's biggest opening week surprise 9d Emily Kaplan Bruins NHL Egor Shrangovich's OT goal gives Devils 2-1 win over Bruins — Egor Sharangovich scored his first NHL … The Pacific Northwest seems like a more sensible place to have teams than Nashville, but Nashville's become a big hit. Sockeyes has emerged as the odds-on favorite, but Totems and Emeralds are also top contenders. Actually, I think that I'm going to go register that domain name just in case. Phoenix always seemed like an odd place, but it's funny though that Phoenix and Oklahoma and places like that have a longer history of minor league hockey than people generally think they do. They are one of the most successful teams in terms of producing National Hockey League (NHL) alumni, a list that includes Sven Baertschi, Joe Morrow, Seth Jarvis, Ryan Johansen, Braydon Coburn, Adam Deadmarsh, Rob Klinkhammer, Brandon Dubinsky, Tyler Wotherspoon, Andrew Ference, Paul Gaustad, Jannik Hansen, Seth Jones, Brenden Morrow, Nino Niederreiter, Mike Vernon, Glen Wesley and Hall of Famers Mark Messier, Marian Hossa and Cam Neely. His career total of 351 games surpassed the previous mark of 328 games set by Kevin Haupt in the 1998â99 season.. Courtesy Oregon Historical Society, Gi4377. Zweig: No. The NHL’s 32nd team was unanimously approved in a … The one that they hand out now, the Hall of Fame and the NHL refer to it as the âPresentation Trophy.â People always say, âIs it the real cup?â It is and it isnât. The delay was in part caused by trademarks, with the team wanting to have options. And so when Portland won its league in the 1915-16 season, the Rosebuds cut their name into the famed hunk of metal. The NHL’s 32nd team is going to be called the Seattle Kraken. Because the Rosebuds lost, some people think they stole a spot on the trophy, but other losing teams did this too, correct? The government can't buy season tickets in the way that Nike could buy a zillion season tickets or a corporate box and that sort of thing. That's an unfair label slapped on the sport in the United States. When the cup was first donated it was basically the size of the bowl that sits on top of the trophy now. The Portland Winterhawks are proud to announce three players are named on NHL Central Scouting’s Players to Watch List for the 2021 NHL Draft. As punishment for the violations WHL Commissioner Ron Robison suspended the team from participation in the first five rounds of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft and forfeiture of their first round picks from the 2014 to 2017 WHL Bantam Drafts and were fined $200,000. On December 6, 2008, fans threw out 22,392 teddy bears after Luke Walker scored Portland's first goal against the Seattle Thunderbirds. That bowl was mounted on an ebony base that had a silver ring around it, which was specifically placed there so that the winning team could engrave their name and the year they won on the cup. In 1916, the Portland Rosebuds became the first American team to engrave its name on the Stanley Cup, though they technically never won it. Parks: What is it about this era that fascinates you? , The franchise filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in May 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. We think. Most of them have played in the east. The series itself in 1916, itâs the first time the Montreal Canadiens, in their storied history, win the Stanley Cup. Zweig: It's a hard thing to put into words. After joining the league more than 20 months ago, Seattle’s NHL team has finally unveiled its name and logo. These guys all sort of knew each other and had played against each other and with each other. NHL Seattle announced the team name, Seattle Kraken, logos and colors Thursday morning. The franchise moved to Portland on June 11, 1976. It marked the start of Montreal's hockey dynasty. I have no sense enough to know if Seattle or Portland would actually support it, but to me, as a hockey historian who loves this era, it'd be just cool to say they're going back home, more or less. The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning will square off for the 2020 Stanley Cup starting Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. But whether one of the American teams could play for the cup became an object of debate. By 1909 there was no space left at all and another ring was added. Tags:Â Culture, Sports, History, Local, Nw Life, Curious Northwest. Cities That Should Have an NHL Team Hockey is not a regional sport. The hockey on the ice I'm sure looked ragged and if we watched it now, we'd think it looked slow and ridiculous.  This popular promotion has been running for many years. The last name to be on it was a sort of controversial do-they-really-deserve-to-be-there sort of thing. , On November 28, 2012, the WHL announced sanctions against the Winterhawks for a series of player benefits violations over the four previous seasons. In 2010â11, an alternate Hawk Head logo was added, with a similar design as the Blackhawks logo, but featuring only the three team colors: red, white and black. Seattle had won the cup in 1917. If one of the American teams (Portland or Seattle) wins the PCHA, they will be entitled to play for the cup.". Parks: What can you tell me about the cup now? 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