Remembering The Professor – Ron Caron

Ron Caron served as the St. Louis Blues' General manager from the 1983-84 to 1993-94 seasons and was interim GM in the 1996-97 season.

Ex-Blues GM made lasting impact on this scribe.   @Mound City Sports WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. • The Tweet from @STLBlueshistory hit the nail on the proverbial head. “Sad day for all as Former St Louis Blues GM Ron Caron passed away at age 82 on Jan 9 2012.” I responded, simply: “RIP Prof.” Two years, it’s neither a long time nor a …Read more »

StL youth hockey had humble start

From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library
at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
This photo originally was published in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat on Nov. 7, 1961. It shows players and coaches from the very first youth hockey league in St. Louis, at Steinberg Rink in Forest Park. They are, first row, from left: John Burger Jr., Ed Signaigo, Terry McKenna and Scott Christofferson; second row, from left: Bouncer Taylor, Shrimp McPherson, Eddie Olson and George Milligan. In the photo caption so long ago, the Globe had the wrong first name for McKenna. Perhaps the photographer heard it wrong or wrote it wrong, or maybe the copy editor read it wrong. Whatever the case, almost 52 years later, this serves as a correction.

Small league at Steinberg began in 1961. More: St. Louis is awash in prime hockey prospects @Mound City Sports ST. LOUIS • Youth hockey in St. Louis started humbly enough: eight teams playing in two age groups of the fledgling Missouri Amateur Hockey Association, at the brand-spanking new Steinberg Rink in Forest Park. The year was 1961, 52 years ago, and StL …Read more »

Sharks, not Blues, top Cup drought

harks, not Blues, top Cup drought   Old expansion club can trace lineage to old California Seals. Old expansion club can trace their lineage to 1967 expansion team, California Seals. @Mound City Sports WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. • The weary Blues took a much-needed day off Monday before they play again Tuesday at Scottrade Center vs. the Colorado Avalanche, to whom they …Read more »