Ice Hockey Skates

Oct. 26, 1948

Walter Brown, principally noted as founder of the Boston Celtics, was also the president of the Boston Garden-Arena Corporation. Truth be told, it was Brown’s never-ending quest to fill the Garden’s and the old Boston Arena’s calendars that inspired his creating the Celtics.

Once the C’s got rolling Brown found a place for them close in his heart – and that was before they started winning championships.

The Boston Olympics, on the other hand, were simply a Bruins farm team that Brown booked at the Garden and Arena from 1940-1952.

On this day they were a sparring partner for the Bruins before the B’s hit the road for two weeks.

One night later, Brown’s basketball team in what was then the Basketball Association of America had an exhibition game against the Providence Steamrollers.