The View From Wisconsin

Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Four Years

Boy, it doesn't seem like it, but it is.

Today, June 4, is the fourth anniversary of the dissolution of the International Hockey League.

With a simple press release, league president Douglas Moss announced the IHL was ceasing operations.

And, with that, over 50 years of hockey went down the drain.

The worst part, of course, is that a certain team that I know and love never got the chance to win the trophy named for Joseph Turner, the Detroit area native who lost his life in the European theater in WWII.

The best part? Every single season since, an original-IHL team has won the AHL Calder Cup.

Of course, the Woofs are doing their best to try to reverse this trend, but that's another story.