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Rexall Place

Edmonton is the capital of the province of Alberta, making it the seat of the provincial Crown. It is on the North Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farmland on the prairies. It is the second largest city in Alberta after Calgary, with a population of 836,372 (2006), and is the hub of Canada's sixth largest census metropolitan area, with a metropolitan population of 1,034,945 (2006), making it the northernmost North American city with a metropolitan population over one million.

Hockey in Edmonton[]

Among the events held in Edmonton include the following:

  • WHA All Star Gamein 1975


Major League[]

  1. (World Hockey Association, 1972-1972) renamed Alberta Oilers when Calgary Broncos moved to Cleveland before league starts play, with intent to split games between Calgary and Edmonton
  2. (World Hockey Association, 1973-1979) join National Hockey League during WHA/NHL merger
  3. National Hockey League, 1979-present)
  1. (Western Canada Hockey League, 1921-1925) league renamed Western Hockey League
  2. (Western Hockey League, 1925-1926) franchise joins Prairie Hockey League
  3. (Prairie Hockey League, 1926-1927) folded

Minor League[]

  1. (Western Canada Hockey League, 1932-1933) join North West Hockey League
  2. (Northwest Hockey League, 1933-1936) fold with league, franchise returns in 1938 in Alberta Senior Hockey League

Junior Leagues[]

Origins of Edmonton Oil Kings[]

Edmonton City Junior League (1926-1950) disbanding of league led to formation of Edmonton Oil Kings

  1. Edmonton Oil Kings (1950-1951) played independent schedule in 1950-51.
  2. Oil Kings join WCJHL for 1951-52 season, league folded in 1956
  3. The WCJHL had all of Alberta's Junior teams at this point
  4. Played in senior level Central Alberta Hockey League and join Alberta's Memorial Cup playoffs as an independent team
  5. The Alberta Junior Hockey League was formed for the 1963-64 season
  6. The Oil Kings joined the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League (now known as Western Hockey League) for the 1966-1967 season

Major Junior[]

Junior A[]

Junior B[]


Edmonton Flyers (Western Canada Major Hockey League,1950-1951) join Pacific Coast Hockey League




University teams[]



Stanley Cup[]

Olympic Games[]

Allan Cup[]

Memorial Cup[]

University Cup[]

Ed Chynoweth Cup[]

Western Canada Hockey League championship[]


Hockey was originally played in the city on the North Saskatchewan River, an outdoor rink constructed in 1896 at Jasper Avenue and First Street. The opening of the Thistle Rink which opened in 1904 and burning down on October 31, 1913. and subsquently the opening of the Edmonton Gardens in 1913 moved the game indoors.

  • Clare Drake Arena (University of Alberta) (1959-Present)
  • Confederation Arena(home of Edmonton Royals of the Capital Junior Hockey League)
  • Edmonton Gardens(1913-1982) called Edmonton Stock Pavillion (1913-1966) and nicknamed "the Cow Barn"
  • Rexall Place (1974-Present) previously known as Northlands Coliseum (1974-1994), Edmonton Colisuem (1994-1998), Skyreach Centre (1998-2003)
  • Thistle Rink burned down in 1912, was also used for the sitting of the Alberta Legislature prior to the completion of the Legistature Buildings in 1912.
  • Rogers Place
  • Edmonton Expo Centre
  • Commonwealth Stadium host of 2003 Heritage Classic and [[2023 Heritage Classic
  • Kenilworth Arena
  • Crestwood Arena
  • Londonderry Arena
  • Clareview Arena
  • Edmonton IceBox (formerly Parkland Arena)
  • Victoria Park Oval
  • Confederation Arena
  • Rosslyn Community League
  • Hawrelak Park Rink
  • McLeod Community League
  • Castledowns Arena
  • Callingwood Recreation Centre
  • Castle Downs Park Rink
  • Bill Hunter Arena (formerly Jasper Place)
  • Tipton Arena
  • Mill Woods Arena
  • Oliver Arean
  • NAIT Arena (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology)
  • Michael Cameron Arean
  • Millwoods Campus Park Rink
  • Jackie Parker Park Rink
  • Donnan Arena
  • Grand Trunk Arena
  • Coronation Arena
  • Rundle Park Rink
  • City Hall Rink
  • Westwood Arena
  • George S Hughes South Side Arena
  • Russ Barnes Arena (formerly Santa Rosa Arena)
  • Knights of Columbus Sports Complex
  • Glengarry Arena
  • Elmwood Park Community Rink
  • Kinsmen Twin Arenas
  • Argyll Plaza Arena
  • Canadian Athletic Club Arena
  • Northmount Community League Rink
  • Grandview Heights Community Rink
  • Kilkenny Community League
  • Beacon Heights Community League Rink
  • Evergreen Skating Rink
  • Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
  • Ice Palace at the West Edmonton Mall
  • Meadows Community Recreation Centre
  • CFB Edmonton Twin Rinks