1960s Sports – Hockey

1960s Sports – Hockey in the early 1960s wasn’t much different than it was in the fifties. Gordie Howe remarkably was still a powerhouse for the Detroit Red Wings and would continue in hockey for another two decades Howe was now being upstaged by Bobby Hull who became the goal scoring leader in the 60s with 446 total. Hull was the first player to score over 50 goals in a single season doing so in four seasons with two back to back (1966-7 & 1967-8). Stan Mikita was the total points leader with 530 assists and 796 points.

1960

  • Stanley Cup: Chicago Black Hawks (4 games) – Detroit Red Wings (2 games)
  • League Stats:
  • Goals Scored: (50) Bernie Geoffrion, Montreal Canadians
  • Most Assists: (58) Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadians
  • Total Points: (95) Bernie Geoffrion, Montreal Canadians
  • Penalty Minutes: (165) Pierre Pilote, Chicago Black Hawks
  • 1960 Olympic Games: United States (9) – Czechoslovakia (4)
    the U.S. team defeated Canada and the USSR in the semi-finals (2-1), (3-2)

1961

1960s Hockey

  • Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs (4 games) – Chicago Black Hawks (2 games)
  • League Stats:
  • Goals Scored: (50) Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Most Assists: (56) Andy Bathgate, New York Rangers
  • Total Points: (84) Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Penalty Minutes: (167) Lou Fontinato, Montreal Canadians

1962

  • Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs (4 games) – Detroit Red Wings (1 games)
  • League Stats:
  • Goals Scored: (38) Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
  • Most Assists: (50) Henri Richard, Montreal Canadiens
  • Total Points: (86) Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
  • Penalty Minutes: (273) Howie Young, Detroit Red Wings
  • Leading Goaltender: Jacques Plante (5) Shutouts & (22) Wins
  • Lou Fontinato, received a fractured neck and crushed cervical vertebra when he was thrown head first into the boards
    he was partially paralyzed and never returned to professional hockey

1963

60s Hockey

  • Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs (4 games) – Detroit Red Wings (3 games)
  • League Stats:
  • Goals Scored: (43) Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Most Assists: (58) Andy Bathgate, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Total Points: (89) Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Penalty Minutes: (151) Vic Hadfield, New York Rangers
  • Leading Goaltender: Glenn Hall, Chicago Black Hawks (8) shutouts & (34) wins

1964

Stan Mikita

  • Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (4 games) – Chicago Black Hawks (3 games)
  • League Stats:
  • Goals Scored: (42) Norm Ullman, Detroit Red Wings
  • Most Assists: (59) Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Total Points: (87) Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Penalty Minutes: (177) Carl Brewer, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Leading Goaltender: Roger Crozier, Detroit Red Wings (6) shutouts & (40) wins
  • 1964 Olympic Games :The USSR skated to an undeated victory winning the gold,
    Canada received a bronze medal but then had it removed in a controversal ruling on rules

1965

Bobby Hull

  • Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (4 games) – Detroit Red Wings (2 games)
  • League Stats:
  • Goals Scored: (54) Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Most Assists: (48) Bobby Rousseau, Montreal Canadians
  • Total Points: (97) Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Penalty Minutes: (166) Reggie Fleming, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Leading Goaltender: Glenn Hall, Chicago Black Hawks (7) shutouts & (34) wins
  • Gordie Howe scored his 600th NHL goal to set an unbroken record
  • The NHL announced the expansion of the league from six teams to twelve, the new franchises were in
    Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh all to begin play in 1967

1966

Ed Giacomin

  • Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs (4 games) – Montreal Canadiens (2 games)
  • League Stats:
  • Goals Scored: (52) Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Most Assists: (62) Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Total Points: (97) Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Penalty Minutes: (177) John Ferguson, Montreal Canadians
  • Leading Goaltender: Ed Giacomin, NY Rangers (9) shutouts & (30) wins

1967

Hockey in the 1960s

  • Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (in a sweep, 4 games) – St. Louis Blues (0 games)
  • League Stats:
  • Goals Scored: (44) Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Most Assists: (49) Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins
  • Total Points: (87) Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Penalty Minutes: (153) Barclay Plager, St. Louis Blues
  • Leading Goaltender: Ed Giacomin, NY Rangers (8) shutouts & (36) wins

1968

60s Sports - Hockey

  • Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (in a repeat of last year, 4 games) – St. Louis Blues (0 games)
  • League Stats:
  • Goals Scored: (58) Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Most Assists: (77) Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins
  • Total Points: (126) Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins
  • Penalty Minutes: (219) Forbes Kennedy, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Leading Goaltender: Ed Giacomin, NY Rangers (7) shutouts & (37) wins
  • 1968 Olympic Games: USSR again won the Gold beating Canada in the final,
    Canada only received the bronze medal due to new and complicated scoring

1969

Bobby Orr

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  • Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins (4 games) – St. Louis Blues (third consecutive year)(0 games)
  • League Stats:
  • Goals Scored: (43) Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins
  • Most Assists: (87) Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins
  • Total Points: (120) Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins
  • Penalty Minutes: (213) Keith Magnuson, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Leading Goaltender: Tony Esposito, Chicago Black Hawks (15) shutouts & (38) wins