1942 BOSTON OLYMPICS VS. NEW YORK ROVERS SPORTS NEWS GARDEN HOCKEY PROGRAM

12-5-1942 BOSTON OLYMPICS VS. NEW YORK ROVERS SPORTS NEWS GARDEN HOCKEY PROGRAM Great World War 2 sports collectible. There'e an article on the hockey players who are in the Armed Forces of America & Canada. The back cover is a color ad of Rosalind Russell in a Civil Defense uniform smoking Chesterfields. Lots of great ads !
ZOOM in on photos for condition - Has crease down the middle and has written on cover "Attended with Stevie Marshall". Inside middle Starting Line-Ups is becoming loose

The Boston Olympics are a defunct farm team for the Boston Bruins . They began play during the 1940-41 Eastern Amateur Hockey League season. The Olympics were often referred to by the shortened name the 'Pics and the franchise remained active until the 1951-52 season. [1]

Franchise history [ edit ]

Founded by Hockey Hall of Fame builder Walter A. Brown , the 'Pics were an amateur club for the talent around Boston, joing the EAHL for the 1940-1941 season. Not long after joining the EAHL the Olympics were facing a diminished talent pool with World War II beginning in Europe. In order to secure talent for his club Brown worked out an agreement with the Boston Bruins to be their farm team. [1] It was a major success for the Olympics and led to them winning the league championship ( Boardwalk Trophy ) four consecutive years from 19

The New York Rovers were a senior ice hockey team that was established in 1935. They played in the Eastern Hockey League as a farm team of the New York Rangers . The Rovers played alongside the Rangers in Madison Square Garden . They played in the Eastern League through 1947-48. When the EHL took a break for the 1948-49 season, the Rovers played in the Quebec Senior Hockey League until the EHL resumed for the 1949-50 season. The Rovers folded in 1952 because of a dispute over television rights. The team couldn't sell the rights and could not afford to go on without doing so.

The team was briefly resurrected in 1959, playing in the Long Island Arena . The Rovers changed their name to the Long Island Ducks in 1961.

One last hurrah for the Rovers was 1964-65 when they played for one season in the Madison Square Garden. It was not a financial success.

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