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When I was ten years old I saved up my allowance in order to buy a hamster I then named Stanley. It was 1993, springtime in Toronto, and I wanted the Toronto Maple Leafs to win the Cup. As many Leaf fans will remember, they lost in game seven of the third round and the […]

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The 1915 Millionaires, in maroon jerseys with the Vancouver V. Cyclone Taylor is second from the left in the back row.

[Editor’s Note: The Canadian Encyclopedia is proud to present its first free app, Vancouver In Time, highlighting the stories of the city. Cyclone Taylor and the Vancouver Millionaires is one of 45 unique stories in the app. Download the app here.]

Vancouver is a hockey-mad city. At the start of each season, fans expect that it will be “their time” — when their beloved Canucks will go all the way to become Stanley Cup champions. It happened once before, back in the days of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, when Cyclone Taylor led the Vancouver Millionaires to hockey glory in old Denman Arena. Read More

In the News

Last night, The Canadian Encyclopedia’s Editor in Chief James Marsh was on CTV National News, talking about the most Canadian of subjects – hockey! More specifically, the Stanley Cup and it’s history of bumps, bruises, and survival in the midst of euphoric, sometimes drunken, celebrations. Its handling has been less than ceremonious: it’s been drop-kicked into […]