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Professional Hockey League; A Fictional History: 1998-99 Regular Season

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3 hours ago, RedfieldNick said:

Who says it's not going to be Milwaukee? 

 

8 hours ago, RedfieldNick said:

Who are you again?

Fonder of the aviation based hockey teams fan club(based out of Long Island)...as well as the baker of all the cookies

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2 hours ago, eick74 said:

Wait, they are not frosted with the Concorde logo on them?

No that one is mine, I could make you one if you want

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24 minutes ago, New York's Greatest said:

 

Fonder of the aviation based hockey teams fan club(based out of Long Island)...as well as the baker of all the cookies

You founded that club? I didn't know she was a guy.

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4 minutes ago, RedfieldNick said:

You founded that club? I didn't know she was a guy.

I'm founder of the Long Island chapter

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Hey guys, I apologize for the lack of updates, this is officially my busy season at work so I'm afraid updates will be a little few and far between until after Christmas. I am hoping to have an abbreviated version of the World Hockey Classic up very soon and hopefully the regular season will be up by the weekend. Thanks everyone for your patience.

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1984 World Hockey Challenge
 
 
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 Standings
 
 
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The 1984 World Hockey Challenge took place at the new PhillyDome in Philadelphia. The tournament featured a new entry, Norway withdrew from the competition after a winless 1980 tournament and West Germany was added in their place. The Germans did not fare much better than the Norwegians, losing all three games including a horrific 13-0 loss to Canada. The Soviets proved to be the top team in the Round Robin, going a perfect 3-0 with Sergei Krayev and Alexei Yurlov leading the way. The Canadians hoped to finish first in the Round Robin heading into their final game against the United States, but had to settle for a tie. The Medal Round opened with a pair of routes, Canada defeated the British 8-0, while the Soviets beat West Germany 13-0. Finland defeated Czechoslovakia while the host Americans took down Sweden in a dramatic overtime showdown thanks to a big goal from Craig Bush. “Who would’ve thought I’d ever get a standing ovation in Philly” Said the Bulldogs forward.

 
The Semifinals began with one of the biggest upsets in the tournament’s history when Finland upset the Soviets 4-3. Adding to the excitement for the Philadelphia crowd, Redshirts goaltender Antero Parvainen turned in a heroic effort for the Fins, making 59 saves. In the other semifinal, Canada faced the United States. The home team got off to a quick start, jumping to an early 2-0 lead, before the Canadians tied the game up 2-2. After a wild third period that saw a pair of goals each from David Appelby and Craig Davidson, the teams entered overtime tied 4-4. Canadian goaltender John Gage made several spectacular saves for the Canadians as the Americans pressed hard early on. Finally, with only a minute to go in the extra frame, Stuart Burns scored on a breakaway, sending the Canadians to their third consecutive Final, where they would face the Fins. 

 
 
The Championship game was much closer than expected, as the teams took a 3-3 tie into the third period. About six minutes into the third, David Appleby connected Danny Stevenson with a beautiful pass as Stevenson beat Parvainen to put Canada up 4-3. Finland pulled Parvainen in the dying moments of the game in an attempt to tie it but Brian Hunt managed to find the empty net with just under twelve seconds left to seal the victory for Canada. The Canadian players piled off the bench and David Appleby was presented with the World Challenge Cup. Appleby was also named tournament MVP with eight points, while Antero Parvainen was named top goaltender, much to the delight of the Philly crowd.

 
 
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The Soviet Union looks great!

 

1 hour ago, Pava said:

@hawkfan89

Wrong Germany on picture)

No it's correct the East German flag has a different Coat of Arms

 

edit: I realize the flag being used is not the national flag

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Is there a period by period recap of the Finland team upset the Russian team? And did the miracle at Lake Placid happen in this timeline?

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The 1984-85 season saw a few power shifts. Thanks to strong performances from Jake Fairbanks and Pete Holloway, the Seattle Grey Wolves managed to win their first division title in franchise history, while the LA Wizards, demoralized by the loss of Ray Fowler, missed the playoffs for the first time since 1971. Vancouver came agonizingly close to the making the playoffs for the first time in fifteen years. The Bighorns had an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot in their final game of the year against Seattle, but blew a two goal lead in the third period to finish just short of the post-season. However, GM Neil Jacobs still felt positive about the direction of the team. “The end was disappointing but we made some huge improvements as a club this year.” One of the keys to Vancouver’s much improved season was the play of rookie defenseman Shane Swanson, who became the first rookie ever to win top defenseman honours. Swanson was also the first defenseman to lead his team in scoring, with 90 points.

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St. Louis won the league regular season title again as David Appleby once again won the scoring title with 124 points. Chicago finished just one point behind the spirits for second place while Vladimir Gaganov finished just three points behind Appleby in the scoring race. The Denver Bulls slipped a little in the standings while Winnipeg moved into third place, and Dallas had their most successful season yet despite swirling rumours about the future of the franchise. In the Eastern Conference, Nova Scotia enjoyed another strong season thanks to brilliant goaltending from Brent MacDonald while youngsters Harry Hayes, Owen Kennedy, and Dave Mack proved to be a dangerous trio up front. Detroit climbed to second in the Northeast while Ottawa slipped all the way to the fourth and final playoff spot, edging out Quebec, who was without Jon Gage after Gage suffered a season ending injury, on the final day of the season. Perhaps the biggest turnover was in the Atlantic Division. Bobby Sorel’s play was as solid as ever at age 38. As the Long Island Concordes finished second in the division, mounting a serious challenge to first-place Pittsburgh. Washington slipped all the way from second to fifth, missing the playoffs for the first time since 1976.

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Although I'm a fan, I just don't see this as the Northern Lights' year.

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Let's go Nova Scotia!! I think we can win this year!

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Let's get the cup Concordes! #StrongIsland

 

 

51 minutes ago, RedfieldNick said:

The legend continues!! Fly high St. Louis!!

30,000 feet vs roughly 10,000 ft...I think we're flying much higher at the moment.

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23 minutes ago, New York's Greatest said:

Let's get the cup Concordes! #StrongIsland

 

 

30,000 feet vs roughly 10,000 ft...I think we're flying much higher at the moment.

Do you honestly think you're :censored:ing funny? Get some Lewis Cups, then we may be able to talk.

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