Fire and ice - Hockey and the Canadian military
Hockey and the military have a lot in common. Strategy, discipline, commitment and camaraderie, all contribute to a winning team. Hockey and war have been connected in our country in many ways for more than a century, and countless hockey players of all skill levels have served in the military. From icy rinks in Europe and frozen rivers of Korea to dusty floors in Afghanistan, hockey has served to strengthen the troops as well as boost their morale. Numerous hockey trophies today honour our service men and women.
The relationship between hockey and our country’s military dates back more than a century.
Honouring the fallen with ties to hockey.
To increase youth awareness of Canadians who played hockey and died in military service over the years.
Experience the history of hockey in the Canadian military through personal recollections.
Photos of hockey in the Canadian Armed Forces throughout the years.
The Memorial Cup, one of the most prestigious and coveted trophies in North American sport, has a rich tradition that has shaped the way junior hockey is played in North America.
A collection of photos devoted to members of the Hockey Hall of Fame who were also soldiers in the Great War.
The Juno Beach Centre partnered with the Ontario Hockey League, in association with the Canadian Hockey League, to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Normandy Landings.
Known as the Northern Fusiliers, the 228th mustered in North Bay, Ontario, under the command of Lt.-Col. Archie Earchman, and was successful in recruiting talented hockey players in the fall of 1916.
Canadian hockey stars were not immune to the call to duty when the First World War erupted in 1914.
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