Sport History

The origin of hockey in Canada has never been definitely established. Claims have been made on behalf of many localities, notably Montreal, Que., Halifax, N.S., and Kingston, Ont., but the controversy will no doubt go on as long as the sport continues.

There is no doubt that hockey has been played for a long time in Canada and individual clubs, such as the Victorias of Montreal, were known at an early date. Montreal also lays claim to having the first organized league of clubs.

Men’s hockey was first contested at the Canada Winter Games in 1967 in Quebec City. Women’s hockey later joined the Canada Winter Games in 1991 when the Games were held in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Notable Alumni

  • Jay Bouwmeester 
  • Sidney Crosby 
  • Jordan Eberle 
  • Bob Gainey 
  • Shawn Horcoff
  • Paul Kariya
  • Curtis Lazar
  • Nathan MacKinnon
  • Steven Stamkos
  • Meghan Agosta 
  • Cassie Campbell-Pascall 
  • Jayna Hefford 
  • Cindy Klassen
  • Hayley Wickenheiser 

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