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I am on a roll

I have been very disciplined about writing for at least 2 hours a day. If the weather is inclement, I get a lot more writing done. I have now passed 80,000 words. I know I will have to cut a … Continue reading

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Back at writing again

I am back writing again. I have now finished the first draft of the first two chapters. I have decided to get the information into a readable form then worry about where specific items should be paced. There is just … Continue reading

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Good luck wishes needed

This week I completed a nomination of the 1965-66 Victoria Maple Leafs to the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame. As I noted earlier, they are the only professional hockey team from Victoria that won a championship in their league … Continue reading

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Almost there!

I am so close to documenting the 1925 Stanley Cup win. I just started dictating information from the 1924-25 season into my database. It is exciting to read the articles even if I know what happens in the end. The … Continue reading

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And players complain today about bad ice!

I just had to share this newspaper account of a game played in Edmonton between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Victoria Cougars on December 9, 1923. The game was played on natural ice, and from the account, it was less … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to take advantage of the situation

Yesterday, I was part of Five Hole for Food in Victoria. I was part of the VIP game and ended up with a really cool team. One of my team-mates was Mike Walker from CHEK-TV so I asked him how … Continue reading

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Enough microfilm for a while

I have finally finished going through old newspapers for a while. I finished up to the end of the Victoria Maple Leaf era. Luckily for me, most of the articles on the Salmon Kings are online. I cannot even estimate … Continue reading

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A new source of information

Found a goldmine of newspaper clippings at the BC Archives today. Now they have been digitized and you can save them on a USB stick. Sure save time – and money for copying. I thought I had read everything on … Continue reading

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The Stanley Cup that wasn’t

On March 30, 1913, the Victoria Aristocrats beat the Stanley Cup holders Quebec Bulldogs in a series between the east and west. Had the Stanley Cup been offered for that series, Victoria would have won it very early in their … Continue reading

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Progress on research

I have finally finished reading all the newspapers for the early version of the Victoria Cougars (also Aristocrats). Luckily there was only one sports page in the early 20th century so the news is fairly easy to find. Even when … Continue reading

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