John Hoven, a Los Angeles-based NHL reporter, revealed the name on SXM NHL Network Radio. Eric Zweig, a hockey historian, author and editor, spoke to OPB's Bradley W. Parks about the Rosebuds and their place in hockey history. Portland has an affinity for soccer and I feel like hockey sort of falls in a similar category. The hockey on the ice I'm sure looked ragged and if we watched it now, we'd think it looked slow and ridiculous. , 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. The Portland Winterhawks continue to be one of the top junior hockey franchises in developing and producing NHL talent. Be a part of it!  The city also hosts a wide variety of other sports and sporting events. If an NHL team comes to Portland, it is my guess, the Winterhawks would exclusively use Veteran’s – barring maybe a special event here or there if the Moda is available. The NHL Seattle team name, logo and colors could be announced in February or March of 2020. See also: NHL releases exhibition Zweig: The Stanley Cup had been donated as a Canadian championship trophy. I imagine just based on population that Seattle is probably higher in the pecking order. In a few cases, champions of these leagues claimed their titles by engraving their names on the Stanley Cup before actually playing for the cup itself. The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning will square off for the 2020 Stanley Cup starting Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. And the fact that we can't really know. There have been rumors that maybe NHL hockey comes back the Northwest with the Phoenix Coyotes on the way out. The franchise moved to Portland on June 11, 1976. Itâs all fairly evenly matched. 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. Parks: The Portland-Montreal series was a barnburner.  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. The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning will square off for the 2020 Stanley Cup starting Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. By 1909 there was no space left at all and another ring was added. Plenty of questions surround what the NHL Seattle team name and timing for an announcement will be. What do you think that would mean if the NHL returned here? Zweig: Well, it's funny because Canadians now seem so defensive about, "Americans are taking over our game!" Parks: On the cup that will be hoisted by the Nashville Predators or the Pittsburg Penguins this year, is Portlandâs name still on that trophy? Itâs funny, Iâve always heard that Portland was called the Rosebuds because Portland is the Rose City. I'll always tell people this is the best time in hockey. 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. The series itself in 1916, itâs the first time the Montreal Canadiens, in their storied history, win the Stanley Cup. And so when Portland won its league in the 1915-16 season, the Rosebuds cut their name into the famed hunk of metal. (Another Portland Rosebuds team returned for the 1925-26 season.). , Bill Gallacher, a Calgary businessman, purchased the team in October 2008. That set them up to challenge the Montreal Canadiens for the Stanley Cup. But Ottawa has very little industry. It's the NHL's 32nd franchise and first expansion team since the Vegas Golden Knights joined in … 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. In early photos, the old Chicago jerseys are identifiable by the letter "C" with crossed tomahawks on the shoulder crest. What was the sentiment toward an American team â especially one that saw some success â in a Canadian league? 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 … Tags:Â Culture, Sports, History, Local, Nw Life, Curious Northwest. 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 Association (NBA). So I think, in a sense, Portland putting their name on the trophy was a bit of a, âScrew you, NHA, we won the cup as PCHA champions and weâre putting our name on the trophy.â Thereâs nothing that concrete says that anywhere but thatâs sort of my take with how they ended up with their name on the trophy. But it's the stories that are the best, like the story with Portland. 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. 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. Zweig: No. Oddsmakers have updated the prop wager on the name of Seattle's new NHL team. A few years later, that ring was full and people started filling in the spaces around the base with more silver. , 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. Several American teams have won the Stanley Cup throughout its history, forever etching their names on the trophy. Sockeyes has emerged as the odds-on favorite, but Totems and Emeralds are also top contenders. To me it's sort of where everything begins. Parks: Portland and Seattle had two of the original American professional hockey teams. On December 6, 2008, fans threw out 22,392 teddy bears after Luke Walker scored Portland's first goal against the Seattle Thunderbirds. These guys all sort of knew each other and had played against each other and with each other. Most of them have played in the east. It marked the start of Montreal's hockey dynasty. Parks: I think a lot of people know it, whether itâs always present in their mind is another question. And it was kind of a big, handwringing controversy. What if an American team wins this Canadian league? Theyâre in the old bank vault, which is the building the trophies are displayed in Toronto at the Hockey Hall of Fame. , The team mascot of the Winterhawks is a white bird with multicolored tail and wing feathers, named Tom-A-Hawk. TSN.ca Staff NHL … , 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 Portland-Chicago connection runs deeper, as the Blackhawks were founded in 1926 by Frederic McLaughlin, who simply bought the contracts of most of the members of the Portland Rosebuds and brought them to Chicago. 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. Ottawa is a government town. But I think it would be great, I think it would be cool. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. And then there's like that three-level, wedding-cake, tiered neck part â Portland's name is on one of those parts. 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. 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. Cities That Should Have an NHL Team Hockey is not a regional sport. The funny thing about that one is it actually fills the space that was currently available then. Sept. 10, 2017. In 1914 they moved their franchise in New Westminster, British Columbia â which is basically a suburb of Vancouver â down to Portland and they became the first American franchise to play in a Canadian-based league. NHL Seattle announced the team name, Seattle Kraken, logos and colors Thursday morning. Itâs sometimes called the âBarber Poleâ or the âStovepipeâ or the âElephantâs Legâ â itâs this big skinny trophy. Are they entitled to play for the cup? Even though the trustees were being sort of Canadian-first about this, I think it was more just a practical issue. Bradley W. Parks: Tell me a little bit about the Portland Rosebuds. Confirming longtime speculation, Seattle has officially named its new NHL hockey team the Kraken. Zweig: Yes, Portland's name is on that cup. It was redesigned and redesigned again. The championship series went the distance â a full five games before Portland lost on a late goal by the Canadiens' Goldie Prodgers. Zweig: Ottawa didn't sell out all the games during this playoff round and people were like, "Oh my god, how can a Canadian city not support their team to that level?" As part of the announcement, the Kraken revealed two logos, a wordmark and uniforms. Bigger rings were added and more rings were added. (Seattle became the first American team to do that, winning in 1917. 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. The Winterhawks have won the Ed Chynoweth Cup three times and the Memorial Cup twice in five appearances (1982, 1983, 1986, 1998, 2013). The WHL also suspended General Manager and Head Coach Mike Johnston for the remainder of the 2012â13 season, including the 2013 WHL playoffs. Montrealâs victory over the Rosebuds sealed the Canadiens' first of 24 Stanley Cup titles â the most in hockey history. 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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). The delay was in part caused by trademarks, with the team wanting to have options. Name That Team! In 1916, the Portland Rosebuds became the first American team to engrave its name on the Stanley Cup, though they technically never won it. Courtesy Oregon Historical Society, Gi4377. Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, who fractured his right wrist last week against the Indiana Pacers, underwent surgery and will be reevaluated in six weeks, the team … There's just so many Wild West stories about what was going on. It was a best of five down to the fifth game and it went down to late in the fifth game before Montreal won. 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. 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. And it was like, "We can get these challenges in later in the year if we can take the series down to New York or Boston." OPB's critical reporting is made possible by the power of member support. The players are all Canadian players â though there is one American on Portland. , On November 28, 2012, the WHL announced sanctions against the Winterhawks for a series of player benefits violations over the four previous seasons. Ready for it? The team's Twitter account tweeted a video on Wednesday implying the new name will have a marine theme. The Kraken will begin play in 2021. Tom-A-Hawk was introduced in 1999â2000. Zweig: It's a hard thing to put into words. The teams are small, the personalities are interesting. Actually, I think that I'm going to go register that domain name just in case. I think at the time it wasn't a big issue to the fans. Now neither city has an NHL team. There's no one alive anymore that can tell you, "Oh yeah, we engraved the name on the cup because â¦." They should be there. We think. It seems to me that Pete Muldoon, who ran the team, maybe thought "Rosebuds" was a sissy name for a tough sport and liked the idea of calling the team the Uncle Sams. Because cities like Boston and New York had artificial rinks before they had them in the eastern part of Canada. NHL Seattle leadership will announce the team name in early 2020. Article content Seattle’s search for its NHL team name went deep, all the way down to the home of a mythical sea monster. Tom-A-Hawk's main rival is Cool Bird of the Seattle Thunderbirds. The Stanley Cup is hockeyâs ultimate prize, hoisted above the sweaty heads of hulking hockey stars at seasonâs end. 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. And when Vancouver wins the PCHA title in 1918, they engrave their name again. , 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. Second-year forwards Jack O'Brien, Tyson Kozak…. Both have successful junior franchises in the Western Hockey League. Because the Rosebuds lost, some people think they stole a spot on the trophy, but other losing teams did this too, correct? 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.  This popular promotion has been running for many years. ESPN's Greg Wyshynski includes Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand among contenders for the NHL's Hart Trophy for the 2021 season. At one point, teams challenged for the cup much like boxers or mixed martial artists challenge for belts. Seattle had won the cup in 1917. Seattle Starbuckaneers and other poor choices for the new NHL team name With a new team in the NHL, social media is buzzing with potential team names. And years would go by before anybody engraved their name on it again. The NHL’s 32nd team was unanimously approved in a … 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. The earlier years when hockey is still amateur and sort of a gentleman's pastime, it's a little too dusty for me. That filled up in about 10 years. 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. Their family moved out west and they set up the first artificial ice rinks in Vancouver and Victoria, and built a league around that. The NHL originally planned to announce the name of its newest team during this season's All-Star break. Then people started engraving their information right onto the cup itself. His career total of 351 games surpassed the previous mark of 328 games set by Kevin Haupt in the 1998â99 season.. Professional hockey leagues were mostly small regional outfits based in Canada. People are being lured from city to city. The NHL’s 32nd team is going to be called the Seattle Kraken. 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. Portland loves its teams regardless of whether theyâre always competitive, they just have a great affinity for their team and their city. The Winterhawks eventually changed the "C" to a "P". It wasnât until very recently I was made aware of all this âUncle Samâ business. But whether one of the American teams could play for the cup became an object of debate. The Winterhawks were founded in 1951 as the Edmonton Oil Kings. I think it would be neat. It never seems to be a big issue in anything I've ever read. Parks: You mentioned the Rosebuds were called the Uncle Sams. A new mascot was introduced, Tommy. Then other NHL teams stepped up: The Wild donated $25,000 to match the donation from Minnesota team owners Craig and Helen Leipold, former owners of the Preds. The team will play at Climate Pledge Arena for the 2021-2022 season. , The team was known as the Winter Hawks until May 2009, when it issued a press release that "the space...announced its retirement" and that the team was renaming itself the Winterhawks. The 18 Greatest Names Suggested for a Portland Baseball Team and the Greatest Things Fox News Said About Portland 1. , The franchise filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in May 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 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? The team has been in Portland since 1976â77. The team first was known as the Black Hawks, before the club made it … 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). I think that the PCHA and the NHA were always fighting about something. , The Portland Winterhawks have changed announcers 5 times since 1976. What is your sense? After playing for the Stanley Cup in 1916, the Rosebuds played two more seasons before relocating to Victoria, B.C. Several American teams have won the Stanley Cup. Professional hockey adopted the cup as its championship prize years later. The answer lies in the trophy's early years. Hockey is more than, say, Minnesota's sport. The visiting team almost never won â¦ but itâs not as plucky-underdog as youâd think because the leagues are so small. I get a kick out of that. The bowl at the top, which represents the original bowl, is sort of like the head. It's a Canadian championship," suddenly in the fall of 1915 announced, "Oh no, it's always been the world championship trophy. , The Winterhawks were pioneers of promotion and are credited with the invention of the "Dash for Cash," in which contestants are picked to run onto the ice and try to scoop up as many silver dollars in two minutes as they can. I think it would be great. That will not be the direction of Chicago’s NHL team with a nickname that has been used since 1926. Zweig: Ottawa had done it just the year before. That's an unfair label slapped on the sport in the United States. 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. And it was quite a series. Sign up to get important news and culture from around the Northwest, delivered to your inbox six days a week. 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). More than Canada's sport. And certainly you can find newspaper stories where they're referred to as that, but you can also find them being referred to as the Rosebuds and the Uncle Sams practically in the same sentence. Seattle’s NHL team finally has a name. And for several years a handful of American teams in various leagues had attempted to challenge for it. Because itâs not the original cup that theyâre still passing out. The league’s 32nd franchise will officially be known as the Seattle Kraken. Just how did Portland seize this prime real estate on the Stanley Cup?  On April 25, 2014, the Winterhawks defeated the Kelowna Rockets 7â3 to win their fourth-consecutive Western Conference Championship. Stand for news that matters and reporting you can trust. If you're looking at the cup now, the wide barrel part is kind of like the body of the cup. If one of the American teams (Portland or Seattle) wins the PCHA, they will be entitled to play for the cup.". People love the Winterhawks. It is still there on the cup. Zweig: The whole series is played in Montreal because it takes five or six days to get across the continent on a train, so part of the agreement was to play it in the east one year and play it in the west the next year. ), Portland won the four-team Pacific Coast Hockey Association in the 1915-16 season. So suddenly when the PCHA expands into the United States, this is going to be a bit of an issue. Parks: What can you tell me about the cup now? 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. Parks: That would make for great TV ratings. It's a Canadian championship. 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. Canadian teams had occasionally said, "We'd like to play our series â even if it was between two Canadian teams â in the States." The Kraken will begin play in 2021. When the cup was first donated it was basically the size of the bowl that sits on top of the trophy now. After joining the league more than 20 months ago, Seattle’s NHL team has finally unveiled its name and logo. Players chosen in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft: Media related to Portland Winterhawks at Wikimedia Commons, Ice hockey teams based in Portland, Oregon, "Oil Kings to become Portland Winter Hawks", "New Ownership in the offing for Winterhawks â could it be Pickled? 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 … List of Portland Winterhawks alumni who have graduated to play in the National Hockey League. 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. Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, Lord Stanley of Preston, served as the governor general of Canada in the late 1800s. You have to try and piece it together. The Winterhawks were financially stable, but owner Bill Gallacher had to sell the franchise in order to repay other debts. Most everything that was replaced over the years has been recreated. Parks: What is it about this era that fascinates you? The last name to be on it was a sort of controversial do-they-really-deserve-to-be-there sort of thing. 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