Ice Hockey - The first Stanley Cup champions, 1893 - The origin of ice hockey is unknown, however, ice hockey probaly evolved from the game of field hockey that has been played in Northern Europe for centuries. The rules of modern ice hockey were devised by Canadian J G A Creighton. In 1875, the first game of ice hockey with Creighton's rules was played in Montreal, Canada.
The veteran-laden Blues (their roster included such future Hall of Famers as Dickie Moore and Doug Harvey) finished third at 27-31-16 but rode the superb netminding of all-time great Glenn Hall to the first of the franchise's three successive Cup final appearances. After a seven-game first-round upset of the division-winning Flyers, the Blues went the distance against the North