Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/05/13 at 09:07 PM ET
from Matt Dade of TSN,
The fly-by. Five guys skating by the bench for high fives after a goal. Ubiquitous in NHL arenas.
When did it begin?
I wanted to find out, so I called Darcy Tucker.
We'd heard that Vancouver Giants head coach Don Hay has said he thinks the three-time Memorial Cup champion Kamloops Blazers – his former team – may have started the trend in the early 90's.
Tucker remembers doing the fly-by, but not starting it. Ryan Huska, a former Blazer teammate and current Kelowna Rockets head coach, said the same.
Drew Bannister played for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the '92 Memorial Cup final against Kamloops. He says the Hounds were already doing the fly-by themselves, as were other OHL teams.
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