The Emergence of the National Hockey League, 1875-1936
As an institution that helps bind Canadians to an imagined community, hockey has long been associated with an essential Canadian identity. However, this reductionism ignores the ways Canadians consume hockey differently based on their socio-econom...
Clearly written and impressively researched, Lords of the Rinks adds significantly to our knowledge of the early history of pro hockey and the National Hockey League. This is one of the most important books in Canadian sports history.' Morris Mott, Department of History, Brandon University
John Chi-Kit Wong is an assistant professor in the Sport Management Program at Washington State University.
1 Introduction 2 From Fraternal Hockey Clubs to Closed Corporation 3 The Hockey Front in the Athletic War 4 Leagues of Their Own 5 In Search of Hockey Order 6 An Inglorious End and an Inauspicious Beginning 7 Going South, Part 1 8 Going South, Part 2 9 Birth of the Minor-League System 10 Decline of the Ottawa Empire 11 The Rebellion 12 In the Best Interests of Hockey 13 Overtime Appendix A: Rules of Hockey, 1877 Appendix B: Stanley Cup Regulations Appendix C: National Hockey Association Constitution, 1910 Appendix D: Binding Agreement of 1926 Appendix E: Ottawa Gate Receipts, 1927-35 Appendix F: Detroit Gate Receipts, 1927-35 Appendix G: NHL Club Net Average Revenues by Year Brief Biographies of Hockey Personalities Notes Index