Hockey is finally back! Normally we’d be in the closing in on the mid-way point of the regular season, however, we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for January 14th, featuring Joel Quenneville.
Today in Hockey History
Joel Quenneville Moves to Second on Win List
2016: The Chicago Blackhawks coach passes Al Arbour for second on the all-time coaching wins list. Chicago gets a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens to get the milestone. Quenneville competed against Arbour’s teams during the New York Islanders four straight Stanley Cups form 1980-83.
The Blackhawks bench boss leads his team to three Stanley Cups from 2009-2015. However, he is fired on Nov. 8, 2018 after a 6-6-3 start. The Florida Panthers hire him in April 2019 and he’s their current coach.
Other Notable Events
1922: Sprague Cleghorn and brother Odie Cleghorn each score four goals in the Montreal’s 10-6 win against the visiting Hamilton Tigers. It’s the first time brothers have scored four times each in a game.
1943: Alex Smart is the first player to get a hat trick in his debut in the Habs 5-1 win over the Black Hawks. Smart plays eight games and scores five goals before returning to senior hockey.
1988: Denis Potvin becomes the first defenceman to score 300 career goals in the Isles’ 8-5 win over the Quebec Nordiques. Potvin scores on the power play and retires with 310 at the end of the season.
Happy Birthday to You
1904: Babe Siebert
1948: Valeri Kharlamov
1964: Sergei Nemchinov
1965: Bob Essensa
1979: Nick Boynton
1994: Connor Brown