The American PastimeWelcome to the homepage of the Lords of the Rink (LOTR) hockey league. LOTR is an Action! PC Hockey league replaying the glory days of the "Original Six" era with an eye towards moving through the Expansion Era and beyond!

The LOTR began with the 1957-58 season and will continue to move forward through history, with expansion planned to coincide with the actual expansions of the NHL.

From Gordie Howe to Jacques Plante, all the stars of the Original Six era are present in the league - though not necessarily with their historical club. LOTR pays homage to these greats by reliving their feats on the ice through the APC Hockey sim engine.

If you are interested in being a part of the LOTR, please feel free to contact the commissioner through the Info link.

 

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LOTR At A Glance

Current League Date: Final Regular Season
Lords of the Rink 1962-63 Standings

NHL            G  W  L  T  Pts    Pct   GF  GA Diff      Home           Road          Last 10
Detroit       70 29 25 16   74   .529  187 179    8    13 14  8       16 11  8        8  1  1   
New York      70 31 27 12   74   .529  199 194    5    14 14  4       17 13  8        4  6  0   
Boston        70 29 27 14   72   .514  170 168    2    12 16  7       17 11  7        4  3  3   
Chicago       70 31 30  9   71   .507  179 157   22     0  0  0       31 30  9        6  4  0   
Montreal      70 30 31  9   69   .493  171 179   -8    11 18  6       19 13  3        6  4  0   
Toronto       70 25 35 10   60   .429  174 203  -29    13 15  4       12 20  6        1  8  1   

  Power Rankings
 1 Chicago                   31-30    50.2 
 2 Detroit                   29-25    50.1 
 3 New York                  31-27    50.1 
 4 Boston                    29-27    50.0 
 5 Montreal                  30-31    50.0 
 6 Toronto                   25-35    49.8 


  League Leaders
  Points                       Goals                         Assists                       +/-
1 Murray Oliver  NYR 64      1 Bobby Hull     Chi 36       1 Murray Oliver  NYR 48       1 Marcel Pronovo Det 25
2 Henri Richard  Bos 64      2 Camille Henry  NYR 30       2 Red Kelly      Det 42       2 Moose Vasko    Det 19
3 Jean Beliveau  Mon 64      3 Dave Keon      NYR 28       3 Jean Beliveau  Mon 40       3 Kent Douglas   Chi 15
4 Camille Henry  NYR 57      4 Henri Richard  Bos 25       4 Henri Richard  Bos 39       4 Red Kelly      Det 14
5 Bobby Hull     Chi 57      5 Frank Mahovlic Tor 25       5 Ab McDonald    NYR 36       5 Henri Richard  Bos 13

  Save%                        Shutouts                      PIM                           Fights
1 Johnny Bower   Bos .922    1 Johnny Bower   Bos 9        1 Carl Brewer    Mon 200      1 Howie Young    Det 19
2 Glenn Hall     Chi .921    2 Glenn Hall     Chi 8        2 Ted Green      Tor 169      2 Carl Brewer    Mon 15
3 Jacques Plante Mon .908    3 Terry Sawchuk  Det 5        3 Howie Young    Det 152      3 Eddie Shack    Det 13
4 Gump Worsley   NYR .905    4 Eddie Johnston Tor 4        4 Reggie Fleming NYR 137      4 Ted Green      Tor 11
5 Terry Sawchuk  Det .905    5 Don Simmons    Tor 2        5 Bill Gadsby    NYR 134      5 Reggie Fleming NYR 9

    All-Star Teams
    First Team
LW  Bobby Hull - Chi
 C  Murray Oliver - NYR
RW  Henri Richard - Bos
 D  Bill Gadsby - NYR
 D  Pierre Pilote - Chi
 G  Glenn Hall - Chi

    Second Team
LW  Camille Henry - NYR
 C  Jean Beliveau - Mon
RW  Gordie Howe - Det
 D  Tim Horton - Tor
 D  Allan Stanley - Chi
 G  Johnny Bower - Bos

    Third Team
LW  Parker MacDonald - Det
 C  Dave Keon - NYR
RW  Jean-Guy Gendron - Det
 D  Marcel Pronovost - Det
 D  Jean-Guy Talbot - Bos
 G  Jacques Plante - Mon

    MVP Award Standings
  1 Glenn Hall G - Chi
  2 Bobby Hull LW - Chi
  3 Henri Richard F - Bos
  4 Camille Henry LW C - NYR
  5 Johnny Bower G - Bos
  6 Murray Oliver C - NYR
  7 Jean Beliveau C - Mon
  8 Dave Keon C - NYR
  9 Red Kelly C - Det
 10 Gordie Howe RW - Det


AND HOWE! GORDIE LEADS THE WINGS TO FIRST LOTR CHAMPIONSHIP!

 
The Detroit Red Wings were, for nearly the entire season, clearly the best club in the league. And the main reason for that was the dominant one-two punch of Gordie Howe (who led the league in goals with 49 - 12 more than Montreal's Jean Beliveau) and goalie Terry Sawchuk (who posted six shutouts and finished second to only Montreal's Jacques Plante in save percentage).
 
The Wings followed up their outstanding regular season (45-19-6 record) with an exciting Cup win over the nearly-as-dominant Montreal Canadiens. The Habs posted a 39-17-14 mark behind Jean Beliveau's outstanding season (37 goals, 48 assists to finish one point behind Howe for the scoring title) with plenty of support from Dickie Moore (77 points) and top-notch netminding from the best in the business: Jacques Plante and his league-best .927 save percentage.
 
REGULAR SEASON
Lords of the Rink 1957-58 Regular Season Standings
1957-58 G W L T Pts Pct GF GA Diff Home Road Last 10 Detroit 70 45 19 6 96 .686 246 177 69 21 11 3 24 8 3 6 2 2 Montreal 70 39 17 14 92 .657 229 157 72 18 10 7 21 7 7 1 6 3 Chicago 70 28 24 18 74 .529 209 185 24 0 0 0 28 24 18 3 4 3 New York 70 25 29 16 66 .471 170 191 -21 13 14 8 12 15 8 6 1 3 Boston 70 20 38 12 52 .371 164 215 -51 11 18 6 9 20 6 3 5 2 Toronto 70 12 42 16 40 .286 147 240 -93 4 18 4 8 24 12 4 6 0 Power Rankings 1 Montreal 39-17 50.5 2 Detroit 45-19 50.5 3 Chicago 28-24 50.2 4 New York 25-29 49.9 5 Boston 20-38 49.6 6 Toronto 12-42 49.3 League Leaders Points Goals Assists +/- 1 Gordie Howe Det 86 1 Gordie Howe Det 49 1 Jean Beliveau Mon 48 1 Bob Baun Det 49 2 Jean Beliveau Mon 85 2 Jean Beliveau Mon 37 2 Alex Delvecchi Det 47 2 Moose Vasko Det 49 3 Dickie Moore Mon 77 3 Dickie Moore Mon 31 3 Fleming MacKel Det 46 3 Fleming MacKel Det 38 4 Fleming MacKel Det 74 4 Ed Litzenberge Chi 31 4 Dickie Moore Mon 46 4 Gordie Howe Det 37 5 Alex Delvecchi Det 67 5 Camille Henry NYR 29 5 Andy Bathgate NYR 44 5 Jean Beliveau Mon 36 Save% Shutouts PIM Fights 1 Jacques Plante Mon .927 1 Terry Sawchuk Det 6 1 Doug Harvey Mon 199 1 Doug Harvey Mon 9 2 Terry Sawchuk Det .916 2 Glenn Hall Chi 6 2 Dollard St.Lau NYR 142 2 Jean Beliveau Mon 7 3 Glenn Hall Chi .913 3 Jacques Plante Mon 5 3 Tom Johnson Chi 128 3 Tom Johnson Chi 7 4 Ed Chadwick Tor .897 4 Gump Worsley NYR 4 4 Jack Evans Mon 126 4 Jack Evans Mon 7 5 5 Harry Lumley Bos 2 5 Pierre Pilote Chi 116 5 Ted Lindsay Bos 6 All-Star Teams First Team LW Dickie Moore - Mon C Jean Beliveau - Mon RW Gordie Howe - Det D Doug Harvey - Mon D Bill Gadsby - NYR G Jacques Plante - Mon Second Team LW Alex Delvecchio - Det C Fleming MacKell - Det RW Vic Stasiuk - Det D Moose Vasko - Det D Red Kelly - Det G Terry Sawchuk - Det Third Team LW Don Marshall - Chi C Phil Goyette - Det RW Ed Litzenberger - Chi D Marc Reaume - Chi D Tom Johnson - Chi G Glenn Hall - Chi MVP Award Standings 1 Gordie Howe RW - Det 2 Jean Beliveau C - Mon 3 Jacques Plante G - Mon 4 Dickie Moore LW - Mon 5 Fleming MacKell C - Det 6 Terry Sawchuk G - Det 7 Alex Delvecchio LW C - Det 8 Vic Stasiuk LW RW - Det 9 Glenn Hall G - Chi 10 Ed Litzenberger C RW - Chi