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Frozen Pond private signing with legend Bob Gainey

Posted on 15th December 2014 by hockeymedia in Signings,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLFrozen Pond hockey memorabilia store has organised a private signing with Hockey Hall of Fame honoured member Bob Gainey. The deadline for fans and autograph collectors is Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

If you are ordering items from Frozen Pond, the cost is $65 for an 8×10 photo or hockey puck and $269 for a replica jersey. If you are sending through your own items, the cost is $60 for small flat items, $75 for premium items like jerseys or equipment, and $10 for inscriptions or personalisations.

Gainey was a five-time Stanley Cup winner with the Montréal Canadiens. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff’s most valuable player in 1978-79. After his playing career, he won the Stanley Cup as the vice president, hockey operations and general manager of the Dallas Stars.

The former first-round draft pick was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. Three years later, he was inducted in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 1995.

For more information, please contact Frozen Pond at 905.760.8404.


Since 1993, Frozen Pond has established itself as the number one source for quality autograph hockey collectibles.

Super legend Jean Béliveau, 83, passes away

Posted on 2nd December 2014 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLHockey super legend Jean Béliveau has passed away. The former Canadiens’ centre, affectionately known as Le Gros Bill, was a 10-time Stanley Cup winner and a Hockey Hall of Fame honoured member.

Béliveau won the Stanley Cup 10 times, including five straight years from 1956 to 1960. He won additional playoff titles in 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 and 1971. The first winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 1965, he was later retroactively selected as the 1956 playoff MVP by the Society of International Hockey Research.

Béliveau twice led the NHL in goal scoring (1955-56 and 1958-59) and twice led the NHL in assists (1960-61 and 1965-66). He won the Hart Trophy as the regular-season MVP in 1955-56 and 1963-64.

Wrote author Hugh Hood in 1970, “it seems clear that if Gordie Howe is not the greatest hockey player who ever lived, then the next name that comes up is Jean’s.”

Béliveau became an honoured member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972 following his retirement as a player. He was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1971, then promoted to a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1998.

Born on 31 August 1931 in Trois-Rivières, he was 83 years old when he passed away on 2 December 2014.

Wrote the Right Honourable David Johnston, Canada’s Governor-General, “Canada has lost a great champion with the passing of Jean Béliveau. He was graceful and powerful, both on and off the ice. He set new standards of excellence in how we play hockey and set compelling standards of civility in how we conduct ourselves with one another.”

Canadiens will honour Guy Lapointe on Saturday

Posted on 6th November 2014 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLThe Montréal Canadiens will honour former defenceman Guy Lapointe on Nov. 8, 2014. The team will pay tribute to Lapointe by retiring his jersey number 5 before the Canadiens-Wild game at the Bell Centre.

Lapointe was a six-time Stanley Cup winner with the Canadiens in the 1970s. A one-time First Team All-Star and three-time Second Team All-Star, he was part of the Canadiens Big Three defence core with Larry Robinson and Serge Savard. In 1993, he became an honoured member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Lapointe will be the 18th player to have his number retired by the Canadiens. It is also the first Canadiens’ jersey retirement in five years.

Along with his career with the Canadiens, Lapointe also helped Canada win the 1972 Summit Series and 1976 Canada Cup. After his days with the Canadiens, he also played in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins.

Previous players honoured by the Canadiens: Howie Morenz (1937), Maurice Richard (1960), Jean Béliveau (1971), Henri Richard (1975), Guy Lafleur (1985), Doug Harvey (1985), Jacques Plante (1995), Dickie Moore and Yvan Cournoyer (2005), Bernie Geoffrion (2006), Serge Savard (2006), Ken Dryden (2007), Larry Robinson (2007), Bob Gainey (2008), Patrick Roy (2008), Elmer Lach and Emile Bouchard (2009).


Coors Light launches new Canadiens jersey bottles

Posted on 19th October 2014 by hockeymedia in Collectibles,The Want List | Tags: , ,

NHLCoors Lights has launched a new beer bottle featuring the Montréal Canadiens logo. The bottles, sold in Québec, are designed in the colours of the bleu, blanc et rouge.

Each silver bottle features the look of a Montréal Canadiens hockey jersey, with the crest positioned front and centre. The widemouth bottles come with 473mL of (preferably cold) Coors Light beer.

The special Coors Light bottles are sold four to a pack. Like the bottles, the cardboard case also features the Canadiens logo. The bottles and case promote the fact that Coors Light is a proud partner of the Montréal Canadiens.

The specially-designed bottles went on sale with the launch of the 2014-15 National Hockey League season.

Canadiens added to Fall Expo autograph lineup

Posted on 18th September 2014 by hockeymedia in Signings,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLHockey Hall of Fame honoured members Yvan Cournoyer and Bob Gainey are among the autograph stars added to the upcoming Fall 2014 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo. Cournoyer and Gainey join a lineup that already includes Rod Langway and Dickie Moore.

The four Canadiens are scheduled to sign on Saturday Nov. 8, 2014, with times still to be confirmed. Cournoyer was a 10-time Stanley Cup winner, Gainey a five-time Stanley Cup winner, Langway a one-time Stanley Cup winner, and Moore also a six-time Stanley Cup winner.

Other autograph guests for the upcoming show are Esa Tikkanen, Larry Murphy, Bill McCreary and Rod Seiling. The program also notes that “more autograph guests” will be announced.

ABOUT THE SPORTCARD & MEMORABILIA EXPO
This year’s Fall 2014 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo runs Nov. 7-9 at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga, ON (just a few kilometres away from the Toronto Pearson International Airport). The show is billed as North America’s largest hockey collector’s show. For more information on the show, please visit sportcardexpo.com.

Diggin’ Dickie to headline Fall Expo autograph lineup

Posted on 12th August 2014 by hockeymedia in Shows,Signings,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLHockey Hall of Fame honoured member Dickie Moore will sign autographs at the upcoming Fall 2014 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo. Moore is one of a half a dozen stars highlighted on the cover of the show program.

Other autograph guests for the upcoming show are Esa Tikkanen, Larry Murphy, Rod Langway, Bill McCreary and Rod Seiling. The program also noted that “more autograph guests” will be announced.

Moore, 83, is a six-time Stanley Cup champion, having won titles with the Montréal Canadiens in 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960. In 1958-59, he set the league’s single-season scoring record with 96 points.

A two-time Art Ross Trophy winner during the Canadiens’ magical five-year Stanley Cup run, he became an honoured member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974. More than 20 years later in 1997, he was voted the 31st best NHL player of all time in a poll by The Hockey News.

ABOUT THE SPORTCARD & MEMORABILIA EXPO
This year’s Fall 2014 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo runs Nov. 7-9 at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga, ON (just a few kilometres away from the Toronto Pearson International Airport). The show is billed as North America’s largest hockey collector’s show. For more information on the show, please visit sportcardexpo.com.

Former Canadiens to sign autographs at Montréal show

Posted on 20th March 2014 by hockeymedia in Shows,Signings,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLHockey Hall of Fame honoured member Serge Savard is amongst the guests for this weekend’s 16th edition of the Montréal Sport & Toy Collectibles show. The two-day show runs Mar. 22-23 at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau.

Serge Savard and Bob Fillion are two former Canadiens that will sign autographs on the Saturday, with Savard signing at noon and Fillion signing at 2pm. Yvon Lambert and Sergio Momesso will both sign autographs on Sunday, with both appearances starting at 1pm.

Autographs to this year’s show are organised by Classic Authentic.

The Montréal Sport & Toy Collectibles show takes place at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau by Parc Olympique in Montréal. Show hours are Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-3pm. Admission is $9 per day of $15 for the two-day event. Seniors pay $8, kids 6-16 pay just $6, and kids under 6 get in for free. The show will feature 100 booths and tables with exhibitors from Québec, Ontario, the Atlantic and the United States.


Stanley Cup winner Connie Broden, 81, passes away

Posted on 30th November 2013 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLConnie Broden, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Montréal Canadiens, has passed away. The one-time professional hockey player was 81 years old.

Broden won Stanley Cup rings with the Canadiens in 1957 and 1958, during the Canadiens’ record-setting five-year championship run (1956-60). He also won professional playoff titles in the International League, winning the Turner Cup in 1953 and 1954 with the Cincinnati Mohawks.

In 1958, he also won the IIHF World Championship with Canada as a member of the Whitby Dunlops.

When it comes to collecting, Broden was never featured on an NHL rookie card, but he was featured in team-photo collectibles like the 1958-59 Montréal Forum calendar (pictured). He was also featured on his own card in a 1959-60 Whitby Dunlops playing card set. Then 35 years after he career ended, he was featured in the popular 1993-94 Parkies Missing Link set (a retro set that highlighted the 1956-57 NHL season).

After leaving hockey, Broden worked for Molson Breweries for 32 years.

Pictured: this team-signed Canadiens calendar, with Broden pictured in the last row, second from the right, earned a winning bid of $656 in the June 2013 Classic auction.


Robinson, Duff highlight Collectors’ International guests

Posted on 24th October 2013 by hockeymedia in Shows,Signings,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLHockey Hall of Fame honoured members Larry Robinson and Dick Duff are among the autograph guests for this year’s 2013 Collectors’ International in Montréal, QC. Robinson will sign Friday while Duff will sign Saturday as part of the three-day weekend collectors’ show that runs Oct. 25-27.

Other hockey guests over the three-day weekend are Ralph Backstrom and Claude Lemieux on Saturday plus Petr Svoboda and Shayne Corson on Sunday. The weekend show also features several boxing autograph guests as part of a “Tribute to Our Boxing Champions” exhibit.

The six hockey autograph guests are organised by A.L. Collections. On Friday, Robinson signs from 6-7pm; on Saturday, Backstrom signs from 11am-noon, then Duff signs from 12:30 to 1:30, and then Lemieux signs from 2-3pm; on Sunday, Svoboda signs from 11am-noon and then Corson signs from noon-1pm.

This year marks the 18th edition of the Montréal Collectors’ International. The show features more than 300 tables, with everything from sports collectibles to pins, toys, jerseys, figures, and coins. This year’s show runs 5-10pm on Friday, 10-6pm on Saturday, and 10-3pm on Sunday. Admission to the show is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $6 for kids 6-16 years old. A weekend pass costs just $25.

Bowman to sign autographs on Monday at Frozen Pond

Hockey Hall of Fame honoured member Scotty Bowman will sign autographs this Monday Oct. 7, 2013 at the Frozen Pond hockey memorabilia store in Concord, ON. The in-store appearance will run for one hour from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

The cost for Bowman autographs are $29 for flat items and $39 for bulky items. For more information, collectors are encouraged to contact the store at 905.760.8404.

Coach Bowman became an honoured member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991. He later was inducted on Canada’s Walk of Fame (2003), inducted in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (2004), and became an Officer of the Order of Canada (2011). As coach or a member of team staff, he has won the Stanley Cup with the Montréal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks.

In 2009 as part of the Canadiens’ Centennial celebrations, Bowman was voted the Best Coach in franchise history.

Collectors will also have the opportunity to mail in their personal items to get signed in case they can’t make it to the Frozen Pond store on either day.

Since 1993, Frozen Pond has established itself as the number one source for quality autograph hockey collectibles. Next month, Hockey Hall of Fame honoured member Bryan Trottier will be in store to sign autographs on Nov. 7, 2013.