- London Lions
The London Lions based out of
London, Englandwas an independent professional ice hockeyteam that played 72 games during the 1973-74 season against the top European hockey teams. It was started by Detroit Red Wingsowner Bruce Norriswith a vision of building a league to be affiliated with the National Hockey League. Norris' Vice-Chairman of the team was John Zieglerwho went on to become President of the National Hockey Leaguein 1977.
The Lions played their home games at
Wembley Arenaand had a record of 52 wins, 13 losses and 7 ties. They toured Europeto promote the proposed European professional hockey league originally scheduled to start for the 1974-75 season. The original plans for this new league was to have the top teams participate in the Stanley Cupplayoffs against the traditional North American NHL teams. The league did not gain support and never started play.
#Note|Note1 [http://www.iihf.com/news/iihfpr4905.htm International Ice Hockey Federation mention of London Lions]
# [http://www.angelfire.com/space/u_line/london.htm London Lions page by Mikael Uhlin]
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