Canadian Sports

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Canadian Sports by Mind Map: Canadian Sports

1. Basketball

1.1. became an official sport in 1936.

1.2. The first official game was played in a YMCA gymnasium in Albany, New York, on January 20, 1892. The score was 1-0 and it was scored 25 feet away.

1.2.1. in 1936, Canada won a silver medal in the summer Olympics. United States got the gold medal.

1.2.2. the first official teams of basketball were Boston Celtics, Cleveland Rosenblums, Boston Whirlwinds and Brooklyn. in 1980, Interest in the NBA had been flagging and the league was in trouble. Due to their stellar play and the consequent rivalry between the Celtics and the Lakers throughout the 1980's, they practically saved the game until a new generation of stars like Jordan and Olajuwon came along to spurs continued growth. February 17, 1963 Michael Jordan was born in 1939, Oregon won first place and their  coach was Howard Hobson. Runner up was Ohio State, and the semifinalists were Oklahoma and Villanova.

2. Lacrosse

2.1. became an official sport in 1908.

2.2. First official game was played by eastern woodlands and by Plains Indians tribes.

2.2.1. the first 5 official teams were Toronto Rock, Saskatchewan Rush, Vancouver Stealth, Buffalo Bandits, and Winnnipeg Shamrocks Cornell was the first to win the championship in 1971 In 1904, Winnipeg shamrocks won an Olympic gold medal. in 1904 and 1908 Canada took gold in the Olympics.

3. Hockey

3.1. became an official sport on March 3, 1875.

3.2. first official game was played between members of the Victoria Skating club.

3.2.1. It was a 5-team league. The first Stanley Cup was won by Montreal A.A.A.

3.2.2. The original 6 teams were Montreal Canadians, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, and New York Rangers. In 1967-68 nhl expanded and added 2 more teams, Edmonton Oilers, and New York islanders. Since 1983, New York Islanders basically won the Stanley Cup by defence. They showed everyone that defence is key to winning. Andrew "hamburglar" Hammond is known for bringing the Ottawa Senators to the playoffs. His goalie skills are unbelievable. in 1920, Winnipeg Falcons won there first Allan cup.