On August 16, 1958, Seattle’s hockey outlook brightens with word that the Seattle Americans have been sold to a local group led by Marvin Burke, owner of Sportcaster Corporation in Seattle and developer of the Stevens Pass ski resort. Burke announces that the team will play the 1958-1959 season with a new name, the Seattle Totems, and a new infusion of cash. Led by star center Guyle Fielder, the Totems will go on to win the 1959 Western Hockey League championship, one of three titles in franchise history. But the club will disband in 1976 after 18 seasons, leaving Seattle without major professional hockey for the next 45 years… read more >
Seattle Totems hockey club was introduced today in 1958
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