3 stars of the game. Origin?

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  1. pelts35.com

    pelts35.com Registered User

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    Hockey is the only sport that has the 3 stars of the game announced after each game. Anyone have any idea of when/where/why this started?
     
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    I believe this is an accurate answer:

    I do remember the Esso commercials being a staple of the broadcasts back when I first started following the NHL in the 1960's.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    I see you read Total Hockey 2. That article is very, very familiar to me. No sense me repeating it.

     
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    Great publication, I refer to it alot. I started a thread on 40 year old goaltenders and that's where I got my info.

    There's a town I visit on the weekends where the proprietor is dressed the same way the Esso serviceman from the '60's used to dress in the commercials (something like this). Takes me back.
     
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    Saw this on ebay: 1932 Globe and Mail article

    You can see the three star selection as well as the Imperial 3 Star gas ad down in the left hand corner.

    Looks like King Clancy was the first star that night long ago.
     
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    Murray Westgate !!!!!
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    hey, cool info. thanks y'all! :handclap:
     
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    Good memory!

    Murray's bio
     
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    I think they have the three stars so that fans know who has played the best out of the two teams playing!:)
     

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