In the Beginning…there was NHL Hockey San Jose

This is the, for now, the earliest document I have relating to the launch of the Sharks. NHL San Jose rallied community leaders, including then mayor Tom McInery and a “live tele-conference call with Kings owner Bruce McNall.” I think that was the current way of saying “speaker phone” but I could be wrong….

1988 Press Release NHL Hockey San Jose

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2 Responses to In the Beginning…there was NHL Hockey San Jose

  1. Liz King says:

    I was there at the first game at the Cow Palace.. Ex LA King Fans, sent to the Bay Area for business. Now die-hard Sharks fans. We love our Sharks… <3
    The Kings of Morgan Hill..

  2. admin says:

    Hi Liz,

    Thanks for the note. I grew up 35 miles NW of the Forum and loved the purple and gold Kings. Sounds like we mirror each other!

    How did you find this site? It’s still very raw – way too many elements – but I have a bunch more to add. I also run a site http://www.ticketstubcollection.com and have a bunch of cow palace stubs on there. Did you hang onto any old stuff you like to post?

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