Providence has an old and rich hockey tradition. The Providence Reds were one of the first professional hockey teams in the United States. In their 51-year history (1926-1977), the Reds won seven playoff championships, including four Calder Cup titles. The Reds were the first minor-league hockey team to operate for 50 seasons. The Providence Bruins, established in the 1992-1993 season, carry on the city's great hockey legacy and gave Providence its fifth Calder Cup title. Several Hockey Hall of Famers have played for Providence-based teams, including Bobby Bauer, Hector "Toe" Blake, Johnny Bower, Frank Brimsek, Eddie Giacomin, Rod Langway, Milt Schmidt, and Lorne "Gump" Worsley.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Images of Sports|
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About the Author
Jim Mancuso is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research and the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society. He has written several other books on minor-league hockey, including Hockey in the Capital District, Hockey in Charlotte, Hockey in Springfield, and Hockey in Syracuse.