Throwback Thursday: Sittler’s record night.

By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com

Long before it contained a profit-grubbing fantasy draft or a glowing puck, the NHL All-Star Game was a charity event.

On Feb. 14, 1934, the Toronto Maple Leafs played a team of all-stars compiled from the other eight NHL rosters. Their goal: To raise money for Ace Bailey, who had been critically injured in a game and would never play again. The Leafs won 7-3, but more importantly the game raised $20,909.40 for Bailey and his family — and a tradition was born: The NHL All-Star Game. (The nonprofit aspect of the game died.)

Here’s how the account of the game appeared in the morning papers:

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The full article can be read here.

J.P. Hoornstrahttp://www.jphoornstra.com
I write about the Los Angeles Dodgers for the Southern California News Group and destination travel for various media outlets, including the New York Daily News.

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