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Stanley Cup History
2011 Boston Bruins
2010 Chicago Blackhawks
2009 Pittsburgh Penguins
2008 Detroit Red Wings
2007 Anaheim Ducks
2006 Carolina Hurricanes
2005 n/a
2004 Tampa Bay Lightning
2003 New Jersey Devils
2002 Detroit Red Wings
2001 Colorado Avalanche
2000 New Jersey Devils
1999 Dallas Stars
1998 Detroit Red Wings
1997 Detroit Red Wings
1996 Colorado Avalanche
1995 New Jersey Devils
1994 NY Rangers
1993 Montreal Canadiens
1992 Pittsburgh Penguins
1991 Pittsburgh Penguins
1990 Edmonton Oilers
1989 Calgary Flames
1988 Edmonton Oilers
1987 Edmonton Oilers
1986 Montreal Canadiens
1985 Edmonton Oilers
1984 Edmonton Oilers
1983 NY Islanders
1982 NY Islanders
1981 NY Islanders
1980 NY Islanders
1979 Montreal Canadiens
1978 Montreal Canadiens
1977 Montreal Canadiens
1976 Montreal Canadiens
1975 Philadelphia Flyers
1974 Philadelphia Flyers
1973 Montreal Canadiens
1972 Boston Bruins
1971 Montreal Canadiens
1970 Boston Bruins
1969 Montreal Canadiens
1968 Montreal Canadiens
1967 Toronto Maple Leafs
1966 Montreal Canadiens
1965 Montreal Canadiens
1964 Toronto Maple Leafs
1963 Toronto Maple Leafs
1962 Toronto Maple Leafs
1961 Chicago Black Hawks
1960 Montreal Canadiens
1959 Montreal Canadiens
1958 Montreal Canadiens
1957 Montreal Canadiens
1956 Montreal Canadiens
1955 Detroit Red Wings
1954 Detroit Red Wings
1953 Montreal Canadiens
1952 Detroit Red Wings
1951 Toronto Maple Leafs
1950 Detroit Red Wings
1949 Toronto Maple Leafs
1948 Toronto Maple Leafs
1947 Toronto Maple Leafs
1946 Montreal Canadiens
1945 Toronto Maple Leafs
1944 Montreal Canadiens
1943 Detroit Red Wings
1942 Toronto Maple Leafs
1941 Boston Bruins
1940 NY Rangers
1939 Boston Bruins
1938 Chicago Black Hawks
1937 Detroit Red Wings
1936 Detroit Red Wings
1935 Montreal Maroons
1934 Chicago Black Hawks
1933 NY Rangers
1932 Toronto Maple Leafs
1931 Montreal Canadiens
1930 Montreal Canadiens
1929 Boston Bruins
1928 NY Rangers
1927 Ottawa Senators
1926 Montreal Maroons
1925 Montreal Canadiens
1924 Montreal Canadiens
1923 Ottawa Senators
1922 Toronto St. Patricks
1921 Ottawa Senators
1920 n/a
1919 Montreal Canadiens
1918 Toronto Arenas


Hockey History

1565 - The painting Hunters in the Snow by Pietr Bruegel shows what appears to be a form of hockey being played.

Hunters in the Snow

1799 - William Pierre Le Cocq is credited with coming up with the name "hockey".

1875 - The first games in Canada were played at McGill University.

nhl in wisconsin historic hockey

1892 - Myth of when hockey begins as a club sport at the University of Wisconsin (was Paul Bunyan on the team?)

December 17, 1896 - according to a Pittsburgh Hocky website a place known as the Casino burned down. The Casino is famous for giving birth to hockey in Pittsburgh

nhl in wisconsin Pittsburgh casino hockey

1897 - Organized hockey is thought to have started in the US around this point.

1908 - Hockey is first considered a professional sport.

1909 - The precursor to the NHL, the National Hockey Association, is formed.

1917 - What is presently known as the National Hockey League began with 4 teams after the suspension of the NHA. The 4 teams comprised of the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, and Quebec Bulldogs. Quebec was unable to play however and another team was formed in Toronto.

1921 - The UW formalizes hockey as a varsity sport.

1924 - The Boston Bruins become the first American team in the NHL taking it international.

1920's - Hockey in Superior becomes an organized sport.

1926 - Eagle River's first high school hockey team is formed.

Late 1920's (1927)- The father of extraterrrestrial radio waves, Karl Jansky, attends the University of Wisconsin and plays on the hockey team.

Karl Jansky Hockey Player UW

1930 - Roger Jenkins becomes the first person born in Wisconsin to play in the NHL.

Roger Jenkins

1932-33 - The Eagle River Sports Arena is built in Eagle River, WI with the help of Charles E. Taylor. It currently houses the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of fame.

Eagle River Sports Arena

1935 - Hockey is discontinued as a varsity sport at UW after this season.

1940's - Marathon Brewery Tannenbaum Beer Hockey team (courtesy of site)

Marathon Brewery Hockey

1960 - Madison landmark, Hartmeyer Ice Arena opens. Designed by Fenton Kelsey Jr, the arena would be instrumental in bringing college hockey back to Madison with the support of then Athletic Director Ivan Williamson.

Hartmayer Ice Arena

1963 - UW establishes hockey as a varsity sport once again and the modern era of the UW Badger men's hockey begins. The team plays at Hartmeyer Ice Arena under coach John Riley. They were an independent team but scheduled all 8 of their games against WCHA opponents, losing all of them.

1966 - The Badgers get their first win against a WCHA opponent, the Minnesota Golden Gopher. Coach John Riley retires after the season.

1966 - UW hires "Badger" Bob Johnson as their coach.

nhl in wisconsin badger bob

1967 - The Badgers move into the Dane County Coliseum.

nhl in wisconsin dane co coliseum

1970 - The Milwaukee Admirals debut as an amateur team originally known as the Milwaukee Wings.

milwaukee admirals old logo

1971 - Superior beats Madison West to win the first WIAA State Championship in hockey. 9 schools were eligible that year, as of the 2010 season there were 93.

1972 - The World Hockey Association is formed with 12 teams, none from Wisconsin. The WHA is the first league to try and compete with the NHL since the 1926 folding of the Western Hockey League.

1973 - UW wins its 1st hockey National Championship in program history. Only 3 seasons after officially joining the WCHA. They beat Denver 4-2 in the Boston Garden.

1973 - Milwaukee Admirals join the United States Hockey League (USHL)

1974 - The NHL expands to 18 teams after adding the Washington Capitals and Kansas City Scouts.

1974 - The Hobbs Municipal Ice Center is built in Eau Claire, WI.

Hobbs Ice Arena Eau Claire

1975 - The Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame is Founded

1976 - The Milwaukee Admirals win the USHL league championship.

1977 - UW wins its first MacNaughton Cup. It is awarded to the regular season champion of the WCHA (we'll try to get a history of the Cup up soon). They would win the cup only one other year, in 1990.

1977 - UW wins its 2nd National Championship. They beat Michigan 6-5 in overtime. The game was played at Olympia Stadium.

1977 - Wisconsin's elite AAA youth hockey program, the Madison Capitols, is formed. Notable Alumni include Brian Rafalski, Phil Kessel, and Ryan Suter.

Madison Capitols

1977 - The Admirals join the International Hockey League as the USHL turned into an amateur league.

1980 - Wisconsin natives/Badgers Bob Suter and Mark Johnson help lead the USA hockey team to the Gold Medal in the Olympics at Lake Placid. Prior to the Gold Medal game they beat the heavily favored Russians in the game known as the "Miracle on Ice"

miracle on ice

1981 - UW wins their 3rd National Championship, they beat Minnesota 3-0 in the Duluth Entertainment Center.

1982 - Bob Johnson steps down as coach of UW and Jeff Sauer becomes his replacement. Johnson's final record with the Badgers is 367-175-23, winning 3 National Championships.

jeff sauer

1983 - UW wins their 4th National Championship, they beat Harvard at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in North Dakota 6-0.

1984 - The Madison Capitols (different from the AAA team) form and join the amateur USHL.

Madison Capitols

1987 - Bob Johnson is inducted into the Wisconson Hockey Hall of Fame.

1988 - Wisconsin River Falls wins the Division III National Championship against Elmira.

October 1, 1988 - The Bradley Center is open for business. The first event was an exhibition hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Edmonton Oilers.

nhl in wisconsin bradley center

1989 - Wisconsin Stevens Point wins the Division III National Championship against RIT

1990 - UW wins their 5th National Championship, they beat Colgate 7-3. The game was played Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI.

badgers meet bush

1990 - Wisconsin Stevens Point wins the Division III National Championship against Plattsburgh State.

1991 - Wisconsin Stevens Point wins its 3 straight National Championship, beating Mankato State 6-2.

1991 - Badger Bob Johnson wins his first Stanley Cup in his first season with the Pittsburgh Pengins over the Minnesota North Stars.

November 21, 1991 - Bob Johnson passes away at the age of 60 from brain cancer. After his death his catchphrase "It's a great day for hockey" were immortalized on a banner for the Badger's and painted on the ice for the remainder of the season on Pittsburgh's Civic Arena. His NHL record was 232-186-58.

1993 - Wisconsin Stevens Point wins its 4th National Championship in 5 years, beating Wisconsin River Falls 4-3 in OT.

1994 - Wisconsin River Falls wins the Divison III National Championship beating Wisconsin Superior 6-4. This ends a period where from 1988-1994, a team from Wisconsin represented 9 of the possible 14 teams playing in a National Championship, winning 6 of the years. Wisconsin Superior would appear in the Nation Championship againin 97 and 99 losing both, and Wisconsin Stevens Point lost in 98.

1994 - The innaugural season of the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League.

green bay gamblers

1995 - The Madison/Wisconsin Capitols of the USHL fold.

1995 - The Madison Monsters of the United Hockey League (formed as Colonel HL in 1991 changed names in 2001) begin there inaugural season at the Dane County Coliseum.

madison monsters

1998 - The Badger men's hockey team moves to their newest and current home, the Kohl Center.

kohl center

1999 - After only 4 seasons in Madison, the Monsters move to Knoxville, TN and become known as the Speed.

1999 - The Madison Kodiaks are formed to take the place of the Monsters in the UHL. The team would only be in town for one season, moving to Kalamazoo, MI in 2000.

madison kodiaks

October 9, 1999 - The inaugural season of the UW Women's hockey team begins against Minnesota-Duluth.

2001 - The IHL ceases operations and the Milwaukee Admirals join the American Hockey League (AHL).

2002 - Wisconsin Superior wins the Division III National Championship beating Norwhich in OT 3-2.

2002 - Mark Johnson begins his career as the coach for the UW women's hockey team.

2002 - Jeff Sauer retires as Wisconsin's hockey coach and is replaced by the current coach and former Badger player, Mike Eaves. Sauer left with a record of 489-306-46 and 2 National Championships.

mike eaves badger coach

June 6, 2004 - The Milwaukee Admirals win their first and to date only Calder Cup against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins sweeping them in 4 games. Wade Flaherty, goaltender of the Admirals, won the Jack A Butterfield Trophy as the playoffs MVP. The Admirals had thew Western Conferences number 1 seed.

Admirals Calder Cup Champs

2005 - The Admirals are purchased by a group which includes Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio.

March 26, 2006 - UW Women's hockey team win's its 1st National Championship, beating the Gophers 3-0 in Minneapolis.

women badgers national champs

April 8 , 2006 - UW Men's hockey team win's its 6th National Championship, beating Boston College 2-1 at the Bradley Center. It was their first National Championship since 1990. The 6 National Championships by Wisconsin is ranked 4th All-Time among Division 1 Universities. Michigan leads all schools with 9. Minnesota has 5.

Wisconsin 2006 national champs

March 18, 2007 - The Badger women's team captures its second National Championship, beating Minnesota Duluth 4-1.

2009 - The Badger women's team wins its 3rd National Championship (3rd in 4 years), beating Mercyhurst 5-0.

2009 - The Janesville Jets hockey team is formed and joins the North American Hockey League. The Jets are partially owned by San Jose Sharks player and former Badger Joe Pavelski.

janesville jets

March 20, 2011 - The Wisconsin Badgers Women's hockey team wins their 4th National Championship in 6 years beating Boston University 4-1 in Lake Erie at Tullio Arena.

badger women national champ


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Wisconsin HS Boy's Champs
2011 Wausau West (1)
2010 University School (2)
2009 Arrowhead (1)
2008 Eau Claire Memorial (1)
2007 Fond du Lac (1)
2006 University School (1)
2005 Superior (12)
2004 Hudson (2)
2003 Superior (11)
2002 Stevens Point (1)
2001 Hudson (1)
2000 Madison Memorial (8)
1999 Beloit Memorial (1)
1998 Madison Memorial (7)
1997 Sun Prairie (1)
1996 Superior (10)
1995 Superior (9)
1994 Superior (8)
1993 Antigo (1)
1992 Superior (7)
1991 Menomonie (1)
1990 Superior (6)
1989 Northland Pines (3)
1988 Madison Memorial (6)
1987 Madison East (4)
1986 Northland Pines (2)
1985 Madison Memorial (5)
1984 Northland Pines (1)
1983 Madison West (1)
1982 Superior (5)
1981 Superior (4)
1980 Madison Memorial (4)
1979 Madison Memorial (3)
1978 Madison East (3)
1977 Madison Memorial (2)
1976 Madison Memorial (1)
1975 Madison East (2)
1974 Superior (3)
1973 Madison East (1)
1972 Superior (2)
1971 Superior (1)


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