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    Hockey Card

    Here’s a Theodore Roosevelt one I worked up as well
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    Hockey Card

    This was the exact reason for making this
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    Hockey Card

    I’m not sure if this in the right spot or not but I made a Ronald Reagan hockey card and would love some feedback
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    the World Hockey League: 1949-50 Season

    If I decided to restart this whole project, who all would be interested in it? And if so what are things you would like to see? Whether it be a change straight from the get go, or the way it progresses on down the line.
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    the World Hockey League: 1949-50 Season

    1950-51 Season Standings 1. Montreal Badgers 41-1-3 2. Minnesota Moose 38-3-4 3. Winnipeg Mountains 36-5-4 4. New York Beavers 34-6-5 5. Toronto Huskies 30-10-5 6. Ottawa Owls 29-13-3 7. Wisconsin Bulldogs 24-20-1 8. Chicago Crusaders 20-25-0 9. Boston Admirals 13-31-1 10. Windsor Otters 2-40-3 For the second straight season, the Montreal Badgers finished as the number one team in the World Hockey League. The Badgers were flying high and hoping to win their third straight Douglas Cup. J.P. Locke, now thirty-two, would regain his sense of offensive prowess as he would lead the WHL in assists with an astonishing sixty-eight helpers to go along with twenty-one of his goals. J.P. Locke would finish one point higher than his younger brother with eighty-nine points, to lead the WHL in points. The older Locke found his offensive touch after spending the offseason training in the outskirts of Saint Raymond with hockey legend Filipp Ivanovich. Ivanovich was born in Russia in the 1890s and quickly became one of the best skaters in the whole country of Russia. He was even considered to be one of the best hockey players in the Eastern world and maybe even the world. In 1939 he first came over to New York with his family before moving to Saint Raymond. Locke acquired the help of Ivanovich, and he would have to live in Saint Raymond from June until September skating, shooting, and passing from dusk until dawn. His training obviously payed off as he had his best offensive season since his sophomore season. Younger brother Matthieu would not accompany his brother to Saint Raymond but would instead stick his normal offseason routine of twice daily training sessions in Montreal. M. Locke would put up another league lead of fifty-two goal season. He would also assist on thirty-six other goals. With the Locke brothers putting up insane numbers, it was up to the defensive core of Rodger Everett, Hector van Barr, and Marc Benoit to keep the other teams from scoring and they did just that. Benoit would start in all forty-five games to win forty-one of them. He would also put up eight shutouts, good for second in the League. Everett and van Barr would combine for a phenomenal seventy-three points and a plus/minus of +108. Halfway through the season, Montreal traded sixth-year player Gerad Griffin to the Windsor Otters in exchange for forty-one-year-old Patrice Beauregard. Beauregard would be a complete rental player as it seemed as if he would be retiring at the end of the season. The aged veteran would still provide some thrills as he scored fifteen goals in a Montreal sweater. Much like the Badgers, the Moose finished in the same spot as they finished last year. This year would be much of the same as last, except for the fact Matthew Applegate was the full-time starter this season. Applegate would get the nod thirty-eight times, with a record of 35-1-2. Applegate would lead the WHL in shutouts with an unbelievable twelve games. The bigger accomplishment was the fact that four of those shutouts came in consecutive games. He shutout Boston, Windsor, Ottawa, and Toronto in a span of eight days. Upfront for the Moose was a new line combo of Caleb Kaur and Maurice Griffin, who the team picked up in the offseason. Having Griffin in the lineup really took the pressure off of Kaur, who could now focus on feeding the puck and not so much shooting the puck. Griffin would experience a career rejuvenation as he would score thirty-four goals and twenty assists. Kaur would lead the team in points with eighty-one. Sixty-four of those points were helpers. Kaur would really put the team on his back when it came to the circles, where he would win 94% of all his face-offs. On the blue line for the Moose was captain Zach Cunningham and Maurice Jacquemond. Jacquemond would really slow down and look like he had lost several steps. His production had slowed with only eight points all season. Cunningham had a tough job as he would have to do his job and cover for Jacquemond to make sure they didn’t get beat on the back side. The final two teams to make up the tournament were the Winnipeg Mountains (who like the first two teams was in the same spot as last year) and the surprise team of the year the New York Beavers. Things in Winnipeg were starting get really bad for them, as they couldn’t keep up with other teams high-scoring offenses. The defense was there but when their offense couldn’t keep the puck in the offensive zone, the defense would get tired. Earl Dawkins would start thirty-five games and would play phenomenal. Defensive pairing Don Bradford and Al Shaw also played lights out. In-fact the whole defensive core would play their hearts out every night. They played so well that in they wouldn’t lose a game by more than two goals. And not every player on the offensive side were terrible. Newly acquired Nolan Adams would be the teams leading scorer with forty-six goals, which was the most in Winnipeg history, and twenty assists. He would even be the type of forward Ron McAvoy wants. He played defense just as good as any defenseman on the team. But he was just about the only forward who could play offense which was why the team struggled, especially towards the end of the season. The New York Beavers were the surprise of the season. Many give the team’s credit to the acquisitions of veteran players Charles Bell, Hank LaFlamme, and Maurice Whitehead. Whitehead was by far the best acquisition for the team as he proved he still had the fire in him to play at a top level like he did when he was a young twenty-year-old with the Mountains. He started thirty-nine games for the Beavers, winning thirty of their thirty-four wins. He would even provide six shutouts. Charles Bell, who never flourished in Windsor, finally had his breakout season at the age of thirty-one. Bell scored a career high thirty-two goals. LaFlamme provided some of the best hockey he’s provided in years, with a plus/minus of +67 and fifty-two points. With the vets’ taking pressure off of captain Sam Cole, he would be able to lead the team with his style of play, protecting the vets’ and keeping other players in check. In Windsor, things had gone from worse to even worse. The Otters only won two games all season long and didn’t sell out a single game. The Otters couldn’t even give away tickets at the gate to get fans in the arena. Owner Warren Barnes decided to keep true to his word and would be disbanding the team, selling the players’ rights to the highest bidding team. It didn’t even look like many of the players would be sought after. There would only be two players that would even get phone calls from other teams, and that was defenseman Zachary “Tree” Howard (who was sought after by every team) and goalie Dylan Cooper. It would be an interesting offseason for these players, with some of them losing the only chance they have at playing in the WHL. Season Statistic Leaders 1. Goals- Matthieu Locke MON 52 2. Assists- Jean-Pierre Locke MON 68 3. Points- Jean-Pierre Locke MON 89 4. PIMs- Zachary Howard 240 5. Wins- Marc Benoit MON 41 6. Shutouts- Matthew Applegate MIN 12 The Tournament for the Sir Douglas Cup Round One 1. Montreal Badgers vs New York Beavers Result- MON wins 3-0 Highlights- Once again the Badgers completely tore apart their opponent in the Tournament. The beat down the Beavers by a score of 17-1. The Beavers actually scored the first goal of the series by way of winger Pete Adams. Unfortunately for Maurice Whitehead that’s when the onslaught began. The Badgers would score seventeen unanswered points, with Matthieu Locke leading the charge with five of those goals. 2. Minnesota Moose vs Winnipeg Mountains Result- MIN wins 3-2 Highlights- Another classic series between the two clubs, going the distance. Minnesota had to come back from falling 2-0 in the series at home. In game three, the Moose came alive courtesy of Caleb Kaur who would score six goals in the final three games. When game five came around with things knotted up, the Polestar Bank Arena was over capacity, with people having to stand in the stair wells. The Moose would dominate game three, winning by a score of 7-2. Sir Douglas Cup Finale 1. Montreal Badgers vs Minnesota Moose Result- MON wins 3-0 Highlights- For the third straight season, the Finale was a matchup between Montreal and Minnesota. And for the third straight season, the Badgers would come out on top. Montreal would once again finish a perfect post season as they swept Minnesota. Things this year wouldn’t be as lopsided though. The Badgers only won by a combined score of 8-5. Matthieu Locke led the way once again by scoring 8 points. Once J.P. Locke received the Cup from President McGuire, he did the same thing as last year and immediately handed the cup off to Patrice Beauregard, who would announce his retirement the day after.
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    the World Hockey League: 1949-50 Season

    1950 Offseason Retirements 1. Harry Vannier LW CHI Vannier spent 19 seasons playing professional hockey, and retired as a member of the Chicago Crusaders. Vannier had been on several Douglas Cup winning teams, including the Winnipeg Mountains and Montreal Badgers. Never amounted to the high praise he received when playing in the juniors, and became more of a depth player than anything else. 2. Vincent Knowles RW MON Knowles was the backbone of the Chicago Crusaders for a very long and had spent all but one year with them in his twenty-year career. In his early years he was a potent goal scorer and could easily start over any winger in North America. However, Chicago was never a powerhouse and never won a championship, so he decided to turn his back on the Windy City to chase a Douglas Cup with the Montreal Badgers, where he finally got to kiss the Cup. Trades 1. Boston trades center Harry Moore to Chicago for defenseman Melvin Singleton. This trade really doesn’t break the news as it was well known Boston needed a veteran defenseman and that Chicago was looking to start unloading a lot of their older players to make way for younger talent. 2. Minnesota trades longtime goalie Hector Boswell to the Chicago Crusaders for winger Maurice Griffin. Minnesota decides to ride with Matthew Applegate as the starter and the only trade partner was Chicago so took on Maurice Griffin to play in the bottom six. 3. Ottawa trades defenseman Danny Rodier to the Winnipeg Mountains for winger Beau Anderson. Anderson didn’t show coach McAvoy that he was capable of being top line winger so he put him on the trade block. McAvoy gets Rodier, who will help bolster the Mounts’ blue line, and Ottawa gets a top six winger they had been looking for. 4. Windsor trades winger Charles Bell to the New York Beavers in exchange $10,000. Probably the oddest move of the offseason, the Otters couldn’t find any trade partners and we’re wanting to get something out of him instead just letting him go for nothing. The Beavers get a good winger for only $10,000 and the remainder of his contract. Signings 1. Winnipeg signs winger Nolan Adams to a four-year deal, hoping he can be the top line winger they’ve been in desperate search for. 2. Boston signs center Nicholas Ball to a one-year deal. Ball is signed to help fill holes on the special teams, mostly the penalty-kill where his face-off ability is necessary in the defensive zone. 3. New York signs defenseman Hank LaFlamme to a one-year deal. LaFlamme is brought in mostly to help guide and mentor their younger players. 4. Wisconsin signs center Gabriel Stevens to a five-year deal. Stevens, though known for his defensive prowess, the Bulldogs are hoping he can be the teams leading scorer next season. 5. New York signs goalie Maurice Whitehead to a three-year deal. Whitehead, a goalie who has won multiple Douglas Cups, will provide solid goal tending to a team who is in desperate need of it. 6. Chicago signs center Rod Mahovlich to a four-year deal. Mahovlich was a star in the NCAA with Boston College. Chicago hopes he can mature to be one of the League’s next great players. 7. Toronto signs defenseman L.L. Jameson to a six-year deal. Jameson just turned eighteen the day before he signed with Toronto. He had been one of the top players in the juniors and Toronto hoped that success would continue. Other News 1. New York names winger Sam Cole the new captain after Nicholas Ball left in free agency. 2. Ottawa names winger Isiah Moorehead the new captain after they decided to let Hank LaFlamme walk in free agency. 3. Boston resigns defenseman Randy Owens to a four-year deal. 4. Minnesota resigns captain Zach Cunningham to a six-year deal. 5. Windsor resigns winger Patrice Beauregard to a one-year deal. It’s widely thought that the forty-one-year-old will be hanging up the skates after this season, so look for him to get traded to a team with a chance of winning the Cup. 6. Wisconsin resigns captain Jeremy Miller to a four-year deal.
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    the World Hockey League: 1949-50 Season

    Here's a new WHL logo. Which do y'all prefer? This or the old one?
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    the World Hockey League: 1949-50 Season

    1949-50 Season Standings 1. Montreal Badgers 40-2-3 2. Minnesota Moose 38-0-7 3. Winnipeg Mountains 38-2-5 4. Wisconsin Bulldogs 35-5-5 5. Toronto Huskies 35-7-3 6. Ottawa Owls 29-10-6 7. New York Beavers 27-16-2 8. Boston Admirals 18-25-2 9. Chicago Crusaders 15-30-0 10. Windsor Otters 5-35-5 After a thrilling Douglas Cup win, the Badgers were looking to pick things up right where they left off. The Badgers would dominate most of their opponents, winning forty of their forty-five games. J.P. Locke would prove to be the best center in the WHL, winning 92% of all his face-offs. Locke’s statistics weren’t as high as they were last season, but were still solid numbers. He would post 18 goals, 43 assists for a total of 61 points. It wasn’t so much of his offensive production that kept him in Montreal, but his ability to win face-offs and wear down other teams’ top stars. The player they relied on to do their scoring was his younger brother, Matthieu. Matthieu would again lead the WHL in goals scored with a remarkable 50 goals. He would also assist on another 32 for a league leading 82 points. Matthieu would have four different games where he put up three or more goals. Halfway through the season the Badgers would trade away one of the stars of last year’s Tournament, Victor St. Clair to the Toronto Huskies in exchange for eighteen-year-old defenseman Hector van Barr. van Barr would be paired with former Huskies teammate Rodger Everett to form one of the most successful bluelines in the WHL. The two would combine for seventy-three points, the most by any D-pair. Everett proved his worth to Badgers, and halfway through the season they extended his one-year contract to a four-year contract. In net for the Badgers was once again was Marc Benoit. And at a ripe age of thirty-one he looked as if he had never lost a step. He put up great numbers, winning thirty-six of their forty wins. He would also have a league leading eight shutouts. In the offseason the team signed veteran winger Vincent Knowles to provide depth on the outside. Knowles would do much more than just provide depth, as he moved into a top-six role and even saw time on the first line. Knowles scored twenty-two goals to go along with his twenty assists. The Minnesota Moose would finish in second place, with a record of 38-0-7 only two games behind the reigning champs. This Minnesota team had a better chance than any other American team ever to win the Tournament for the Sir Douglas Cup. Once again, the man leading the offensive charge for the Moose was Caleb Kaur. Kaur would be right behind Matthieu Locke in goals scored with 48. He would also get an ‘A’ on another 24 goals for 72 points, good for third place. Captain Zach Cunningham had another season where he performed all the hard, dirty work where he would block shots, check other players, and agitate the other teams’ star players. He did a fantastic job at all of them, and with the kind of dedication and heart he had, he even found himself on the score sheet more often with a total of 38 points (more than his last two seasons combined). After the release of goalie Dylan Cooper, the team traded for New York’s goalie Hector Boswell in the offseason and signed University of Minnesota star goalie Matthew Applegate. The two goalies would split time in net, with coach Finch’s intent being that Boswell would mentor Applegate but it would seem that he didn’t really need any mentoring. Applegate would start twenty games and would put up a remarkable record of 16-2-2 with three shutouts. The final two teams to make the Tournament were the Winnipeg Mountains and the surprise team Wisconsin Bulldogs. The Winnipeg Mountains faltered this season to finish in third season. They would win the same amount of games as the Minnesota Moose, 38, but would lose two games as the Moose wouldn’t lose any. The Mountains were still one of the better teams in the League, but with Minnesota and Montreal on the rise with star defenseman and star forwards, it wouldn’t be long before coach Ron McAvoy would have to change the way he coached. Don Bradford was still the best defenseman in the WHL by far and proved it night in and night out. Bradford would finish the season with a plus/minus of +74 and would have thirty-two points on the season (twenty-eight of those points were assists). Goalie Earl Dawkins had officially taken over the starting job from Maurice Whitehead as he got the nod thirty-nine times this season. Dawkins would a have a record of 35-1-4. The leading scorer for the Mountains was center Harvey Ingle who would finish with fifty-three points. The Wisconsin Bulldogs played a much different style of game than any other team in the WHL. They played a rough and tough style of hockey, not a lot of defense and not a lot of offense either. What they did do was play physical. They were commonly referred to as the “Madmen of Madison”. Led by winger Brandon Moore, the Wisconsin Badgers won thirty-five games. Moore, though a potent scorer in his college days, became a much more physical player under the coaching of Walter Woods Jr., who coached “If we can’t beat them with skill, we’ll beat them with our bodies”. The Badgers would become the disdain for many teams, especially Canadian teams, and many of those teams wouldn’t play their star players as much as they would against other teams. This was a blessing to goalie Howard Owens who wasn’t a star goalie by any means. The Windsor Otters were once again in the dumpster as they only won five games. Owner Warren Barnes was having a tough time filling seats in Conway Gardens. He was even known to pass out free tickets at the entrance of the arena to try and get fans in, but it was no use. The most people at one of their games was 482. This was frustrating to Barnes who announced that if the Otters couldn’t sell out half of their games next season, he would be selling the team. Unfortunately, rumor had it that no one was even remotely interested in buying the team so it would seem that if they didn’t meet their goal next season the team would be disbanded. Players would be auctioned off to the highest bidding team. However, there was only one player worth buying and that was Zachary “Tree” Howard. Howard again would lead the WHL in PIMs with 252. He would get into thirty-one fights, coming away victorious in all but one. That one was against Wisconsin’s Isaac Yeldon, who was another large defenseman. Season Statistics Leaders 1. Goals- Matthieu Locke MON 50 2. Assists- Liam James TOR 58 3. Points- Matthieu Locke MON 82 4. PIMs- Zachary Howard WND 252 5. Wins- Marc Benoit MON 36 6. Shutouts- Marc Benoit MON 8 The Tournament for the Sir Douglas Cup Round One 1. Montreal Badgers vs Wisconsin Bulldogs Result- MON wins 3-0 Highlights- Montreal completely dismantled Wisconsin in every game, in every aspect. It wasn’t even remotely close. The Badgers outscored the Bulldogs 14-2. Matthieu Locke led the way with seven goals and three assists. Goalie Marc Benoit stood on his head throughout the whole series, stopping all but two shots on goal. Defenseman Hector van Barr was also phenomenal as he had eight assists and two goals. 2. Minnesota Moose vs Winnipeg Mountains Result- MIN wins 3-1 Highlights- In the first two games, the series was as close as it could be with Minnesota squeaking out two close wins. Caleb Kaur led the way offensively with four goals, and even embarrassed Don Bradford for two of those goals. The next two games in Winnipeg would all see the Mountains defense prevail as they shut out the Moose in both affairs. Earl Dawkins played unbelievably. The fifth game proved to be the true test of two great teams as the game went into the first ever overtime in WHL history. The game extended into three overtime periods, also making it the longest game in WHL history. The Moose won the game 1-0, on a breakaway goal from unlikely hero eighteen-year-old Owen Love. Sir Douglas Cup Finale 1. Montreal Badgers vs Minnesota Moose Result- MON wins 3-0 Highlights- Once again Montreal dismantles their opponent, this time in the Minnesota Moose. The Badgers completed a completely undefeated tournament run as they swept the Moose. The Badgers’ Matthieu Locke tore apart the Moose’s defensive core and making goalie Boswell look like swiss cheese. The Moose decided to ride with Boswell in the finale as he had the experience, but after letting in eleven goals in the first two games the team gave the nod to Applegate who would only allow two goals in game three. J.P. Locke would score the Cup clinching goal in the third game off of a beautiful pass from brother Matthieu. When J.P. Locke received the Cup from President T.D. McGuire, he immediately handed the Cup off to Vincent Knowles who finally got the chance to kiss the trophy he’s been chasing since 1924.
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    the World Hockey League: 1949-50 Season

    Also, here is an updated Wisconsin Bulldogs
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    the World Hockey League: 1949-50 Season

    Here is an updated Montreal Badgers look. Let me know what you think.
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    the World Hockey League: 1949-50 Season

    the Winnipeg Mountains Arena: Winnipeg Municipal Arena (14,000) Owner: Conner Harris General Manager: Vance Parker Coach: Ron McAvoy Captain: 12 Don Bradfor D the Wisconsin Bulldogs Arena: Madison Hall (12,250) Owner: Tony Hays General Manager: Frederick Dudley Coach: Walter Woods Jr. Captain: 22 Jeremy Miller C
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    the World Hockey League: 1949-50 Season

    The Toronto Huskies Arena: the Toronto Assembly Hall (12,300) Owner: Phillip Lindsay General Manager: Dean Barrett Coach: Gene Gibbins Captain: 33 Arlin Miller D the Windsor Otters Arena: Conway Gardens (12,000) Owner: Warreen Barnes General Manager: Chester Gilliam Coach: Ed Stanley Captain: 10 Nathan Gribelin C
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    the World Hockey League: 1949-50 Season

    Arena: Hudson River Arena (11,550) Owner: Walter Woods Sr. General Manager: Lyle Kent Coach: Gilbert McFadden Captain: 7 Nicholas Ball C Arena: 1st Bank of Ottawa Arena (12,500) Owner: Sam Cooley General Manager: Irvin Hickman Coach: Mark Brown Captain: 62 Hank LaFlamme D
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    the World Hockey League: 1949-50 Season

    the Minnesota Moose Arena: Polestar Bank Arena (13,000) Owner: Sam Pierce General Manager: Arnold Terrell Coach: Troy Finch Captain: 2 Zach Cunningham D Arena: Albert Brasseur Forum (13,000) Owner: Albert Brasseur Jr. General Manager: Victor Baudet Coach: Phil Colbert Captain: 5 Jean-Pierre Locke C
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    the World Hockey League: 1949-50 Season

    As requested here are the team uniforms up close along with a little extra information. The Boston Admirals Arena: Harbor Arena (13,000) Owner: Martin Foster General Manager: Julian Whitney Coach: Homer Cooke Captain: LW Bill Ikard 5 The Chicago Crusaders Arena: the Chicago Center (12,850) Owner: Morris Sharpe General Manager: Otis Ball Coach: Don Braston Captain: RW Vincent Knowles 13