Author Archives: Pucky Bonanza

April 11, 1975.

Today is the 36th anniversary of the famous record-setting fight between the Whalers and the Saints of the WHA. To celebrate, we’ve (finally) posted the extended audio version which until now had only been available on the “Whalers… Score!” LP … Continue reading

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Should the Hartford Whalers be the Next NHL Team?

Versus did a short piece yesterday looking back at the history of NHL hockey in Hartford. They specifically cited the troubles in Atlanta and Phoenix and NHL’s possible re-entry into a market such as Winnipeg, Hartford, or Quebec. Take a … Continue reading

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Facebook and Photo Galleries

We’ve finally joined Facebook, so please “Like” us!! 🙂 There is also continuing work to complete backend updates to our photo galleries and add various pictures that folks have sent us over the years.

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Whale Bowl

Whale Bowl 2011 is in the books and by most accounts, it was a great success. Despite frigid temperatures, fans tailgated in the parking lot and cheered from the stands. Hopefully fans continue to show their support for Hartford hockey … Continue reading

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Jeff Jacobs Tracks Down Jack Say

Longtime Hartford Courant sports writer Jeff Jacobs has succeeded where many have failed. He tracked down and corresponded with Jack Say, composer of Brass Bonanza. Can you believe Jack Say is a pseudonym and the song was not originally titled … Continue reading

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Site Updates

It’s hard to imagine, but this web site just celebrated its 15th anniversary. It was the fall of 1995 in a college dorm when this site was born, and since then this site has grown more than anyone could have … Continue reading

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New Content Added

It has been some time, but thanks to contributions from some fans out there, we’ve got a bunch of new content to add to the site throughout the year. First, we’ve added a new page called A Season to Celebrate. … Continue reading

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Hartford Whalers Gift Shop

Today we opened the initial version of the Hartford Whalers Gift Shop. Currently listed are a number of select Hartford Whalers items ranging from t-shirts and sweatshirts to books and hats. A portion of every purchase helps directly defray the … Continue reading

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Whalers (jersey) at the Olympics

Did you see it? Just after time expired in the 3rd period of the US vs. Canada Olympic gold medal game, a guy in a green and white Whalers jersey jumped up from his seat. Among the sea of Canada … Continue reading

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Bob Marley & The Hartford Whalers

Amazon.com Widgets For those that have never heard The Zambonis and their quirky hockey music, what are you waiting for? Take a listen to this clip from their hit song Bob Marley & the Hartford Whalers (ok, it’s a hit … Continue reading

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