In May 1919, NHL president Calder and Mike Quinn made efforts to return Quebec to the league. Calder suggested that Quinn apply to the league for a new franchise. On December 2, 1919, the NHL approved the application of the Quebec Athletic Club for an NHL franchise. Newspapers at the time now referred to the team as the Quebec Athletics ...
History of the Bulldogs
The Quebec Bulldogs were one of the original six National Hockey League (NHL) teams. Founded in 1878, they are one of the oldest hockey franchises still playing today. The team has had a long and storied history, with many successes and setbacks.
In their early days as part of the NHL's Original Six, the Bulldogs played from 1919 to 1920 before folding due to financial issues. They would then be revived for two more seasons from 1925-1927 before finally disbanding again in 1979 when they joined what was then known as World Hockey Association (WHA). During this period, they won two Avco Cup championships in 1977 and 1979, respectively, which made them hugely popular among fans across Canada.
The Quebec Bulldogs have since become an iconic symbol within Canadian hockey culture due to their longevity throughout both professional leagues that have existed over time. Although much has changed since those early years, including new ownerships, relocation, and name changes, there is no denying that this franchise will always hold a special place within our hearts here at home!
Quebec – Hamilton – New York – Brooklyn
1919 – 1942 / National Hockey League
1941 – 1942 / Brooklyn Americans
1925 – 1941 / New York Americans
1920 – 1925 / Hamilton Tigers
1919 – 1920 / Quebec Bulldogs
Bulldogs – The Quebec Bulldogs were one of the original teams that made up the National Hockey League (NHL) when it was founded in 1917. The team was based in Quebec City, Canada, and played its home games at Arena Gardens. Although their time in the NHL lasted only for three seasons until 1920, they left a lasting legacy still celebrated today.
But where did their nickname come from? Several theories about how they got their name – some more plausible than others! One popular theory suggests that it originated from an English bulldog owned by one of the team’s owners or players. Another claims that since dogs often chase after hockey pucks during practice sessions, someone thought “Bulldogs” would be a fitting name for them!
Another exciting story involves two rival teams playing against each other on New Year's Day back in 1906 - which happened to be a Sunday - and both sides had plenty of fans cheering them on with cries like "Go Bulldogs!" This supposedly inspired fans who attended future games between these two rivals to shout "Go Bulldogs!" as well – eventually making it stick with all hockey fans across Canada as part of our national sport's culture today!
Whatever its origin, though, we can say that even over 100 years later, Canadians still cheer proudly whenever they hear those words: Go Bulldogs!
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1925 – 1942 / Madison Square Garden
1920 – 1925 / Barton Street Arena
1919 – 1920 / Quebec Arena
1936 – 1942 / Mervyn “Red” Dutton
1925 – 1936 / Bill Dwyer
1920 – 1925 / Abso Pure Ice Company
1919 – 1920 / Quebec Athletic Club
*Blue is this team’s history