|Al Capone (4th from left)|
on the Boardwalk-1929
|Early morning on the |
boardwalk in front of
The Case of the Missing Trophy:
True story - The
Thanks to Chuck Miller for solving the case of the missing "Boardwalk Trophy". The Atlantic City Sea Gulls were a top amateur team playing out of the "Hall". Their hockey success led to the creation of the trophy in 1932 by Altlantic City businesses to be awarded to the 1932 AAU hockey tournament winner. For a full overview of the trophy, Gulls and the Eastern Hockey League, click on Miller's excellent article: From Atlantic City to Toronto: The Boardwalk Trophy and the Eastern Hockey League
And the Boardwalk Trophy, the chalice that disappeared in
1973, finally coming to light in the storage shed of a former
player's bar? It finally joined the Calder Cup - the Turner Cup -
even the Stanley Cup - in the Hall of Fame on July 26, 1994.
Home at last! Chuck Miller
In 2010 hockey fans in Atlantic City were thrilled to read the following news release: New Jersey Devils Bring Pro Hockey Back to the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
Area hockey fans were thrilled to hear these six words: Hockey is back at the Hall. To read the full article including discussions of the Boardwalk Bullies team click on:
Part 1: The Sea Gulls, the Rovers, the Olympics and the Cutters
Part 2: The Jets, the Comets, Southern Expansion and Well-Worn Knuckles
By Chuck Miller(Hockey Ink! Vol. III, Iss. 2-3)
Saturday, August 21, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 1:35 pm, Sun Aug 22, 2010.
To view the article from the Boardwalk Journal, October, 2010 click on:
Once Upon a Time in Atlantic City