This web site has been researched and made by Connie Julien
(pictured above in the Houghton Hockey Museum.)
This is a totally volunteer project.
comments, suggestions and pictures, for this web site are greatly appreciated!
If you have any photos, or memorabilia that could be photographed, please contact me:
Contact Webmaster: email@example.com
is Connie with Gordie Howe and the bobble head he just signed on a very stormy
day in Marquette, Michigan, December 2003. This was not Mr. Hockey's first trip to
the UP, Gordie was playing with the Red Wings when they came here in 1954
to play several exhibition games against Marquette teams. Gordie's good friend
and long time coach, Jack Adams, started his
American hockey career right here in the Copper Country as a player for the local
Calumet Miners in the 1915-16 season.
Webmaster Connie and Mr. Hockey Gordie:
My sons Jon & Jason with the Stanley Cup and Randy McKay
Our older son Jason as a 16 yr old Midget AAA Defense
|Our younger son Jon, March 2000 Squirt AA Defense|
Here are a few items I have picked up over the years. These, and other items, are displayed in the local hockey museum open year around in the Dee Amphidrome in Houghton. If you have items you would like to donate or loan to the museum for display, contact the Webmaster or the City of Houghton.
Each summer, we fill the Dee Amphidrome rink surface with local historical pictures and objects, including hundreds of hockey pictures.
This pictorial display is free and open to the public 7 days a week from 9 AM to 9 PM from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
|This pair of block/stock ice skates from the mid to late
1800's have .7 cm wide medal blades that curve up in a loop to the front
of the wooden platform. The blades are attached to a nice wooden platform
which holds to a boot with leather straps and metal spikes coming out of
wood platform. There is the stamped number 00 below the top two small
spikes, and in the middle of the platform the stamped number 11, and more
towards the foot of the platform above the single spike, it seems to read:
FEB. 26. 1856
BER. XXXX (can not read these 4 numbers)
(all the letters/numbers are hard to read and may be different than this)
The printing on this stick says: "Club Applebee, made in England, Trade Mark Spalding, made in GrBritian". Purchased at a local estate sale, it is one piece of wood, with a natural curve at the bottom. It appears to be an old roller or ice polo stick, a sport played with short sticks "almost like walking canes" that was popular in our area in the 1880's and 1890's.
|These hockey gloves, used locally, have the Brand name
"Armadillo Thumb" with a picture of an armadillo on it, and they
also say COOPER, Canada, BDJ on them.
The leather on the glove palm says Made in Barbados.
The colors are white and green, which are the colors of the Portage Lake Pioneers. Colored hockey gloves came out in the early 1970's. Hockey gloves first came out in 1904 and their fingers looked like sausages. Later they incorporated hinged parts at the knuckles. Later they added separate pads across the backs as seen in these gloves.
The small straight stick was used locally presumably in the popular sport of indoor baseball at the turn of the century.
Webmaster Connie Julien
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