Klondikers Challenge for the Stanley Cup

“Hanging out in Skagway,” wrote a later observer, “did nothing for the team conditioning. They were in serious liver training.” With our national game played out in the hyper serious world of professionalism, it is comforting to look back to simpler times when hockey was closer to community, and was played for love and glory by amateurs. One hundred years ago, before the Stanley Cup was not the captive of the National Hockey League, any Canadian team with some success at the senior level challenge the current champs.