1954 Detroit Red Wings prison game

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1954 Detroit Red Wings prison game
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Detroit Red Wings 18
Marquette Prison Pirates 0
City Marquette, Michigan, USA
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The 1954 Detroit Red Wings prison game was an exhibition ice hockey game played on February 2, 1954. The exhibition was played outdoors at the Marquette Branch Prison between the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL) and a team put together by the inmates of the prison.[1] It was the first ever outdoor game played by the Detroit Red Wings.[2] After the first period the Red Wings were winning 18–0, and the scores for the remainder of the match were not kept.[3]

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  1. ^ Dow, Bill (October 13, 2009). "The Jailhouse Rocked When the Wings Played in Prison". detroitathletic.com. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ Koenig, Michael (February 9, 2012). "Detroit Red Wings’ first outdoor game was in prison". Mikelberry.com. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Red Wings Played Prison Hockey Team In 1954". Greatest Hockey Legends.com. March 24, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2014.