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Scotiabank Centre

undated photo of area adjacent to present location of Scotiabank Centre

Halifax is the capital and largest city of Nova Scotia, Canada. And has a population of 529,926, and has a metro area of 1,501,506 The first recorded rules of the game of ice hockey are believed to have been developed (but not writen down) in Halifax and subsequently known as Halifax Rules as opposed to the Montreal or McGill Rules  which were later used later on in Montreal and has Halifax as the possible Birthplace of ice hockey. Halifax has had professional hockey dating back as far as 1910 with the Halifax Crescents in the Interprovincial Professional Hockey League. One of three copies of the AVCO World Trophy (the World Hockey Association championship trophy) resides in the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame, located in the Scotiabank Centre. The other two are in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and the other in Winnipeg.

Events[]

Early Amateur Teams[]

Professional Teams[]

  1. (Interprovincial Professional Hockey League, 1910-1911) league becomes MPHL
  2. (Maritime Professional Hockey League, 1912-1914) team returns to a lower lever league
  1. (Maritime Professional Hockey League, 1912-1914) join EPHL
  2. (Eastern Professional Hockey League, 1914) don't play any games after joining

Mercantile League Teams[]

Major Senior Teams[]

Senior Teams[]

  1. (Halifax City League, 1940-1941)
  2. (Halifax City League, 1942-1943)
  3. (Halifax City League, 1945-1946)
  1. (Halifax City League, 1920-1929)
  2. (Halifax City League, 1940-1943)
  3. (Halifax City League, 1945-1946) join Maritime Senior Hockey League
  4. (Maritime Senior Hockey League, 1946-1948) replaced by Halifax St. Mary's
  1. (Halifax City League, 1940-1943)
  1. (Halifax City League, 1945-1946)
  2. South Shore Intermediate Hockey League, 1954-1955)
  1. (Halifax City League, 1940-1941)
  2. (Halifax City League, 1942-1943)
  3. (Halifax City League, 1945-1946)
  1. (Maritime Senior Hockey League, 1948-1951) join Maritime Major Hockey League
  2. (Maritime Major Hockey League, (1951-1952) replaced by Atlantics, join SSSHL
  3. (South Shore Senior Hockey League, 1952-1953)
  1. (Eastern Nova Scotia League, 1927-1928)
  2. New Eastern League, 1928-1929)
  1. (Halifax City League, 1920-1929)
  2. (Halifax City League, 1935-1937)
  1. (Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League, 1928-1932) join MSHL
  2. (Maritime Senior Hockey League, 1932-1932) join MML
  3. (Maritime Merchantile League, 1934-1935) played as Halifax British Consols, rejoin MSHL
  4. (Maritime Senior Hockey League, 1935-1935) league folded
  5. (Eastern Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League, 1937-1940)
  6. (Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League, 1958-1962) renamed Tartans
  • Halifax Wolves (possibly shortened version of Wolverines nickname)
  1. Antigonish-Pictou-Colchester Senior Hockey League, 1954-1955)
  2. Antigonish-Pictou-Colchester Senior Hockey League, 1956-1957)
  1. (Maritimes Armed Forces League, 1955-1958) join Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League
  2. (Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League, 1958-1959) return to Armed Forces League
  1. (Maritimes Armed Forces League, 1955-1958) join Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League
  2. (Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League, 1958-1959) return to Armed Forces League

Major Junior Teams[]

Junior Teams[]

  1. (Independent junior team, 1965-1968) form Metro Valley Junior A Hockey League
  2. (Metro Valley Junior A Hockey League, 1968-1969) became Halifax Atlantics when sold by Montreal Canadiens to local interests
  1. (Metro Valley Junior League, 1977-1989) renamed DQ Blizzards
  2. (Maritime Junior A Hockey League, 2008-2010) become Metro Marauders (based in Dartmouth)
  1. (Maritime Junior A Hockey League, 1993-1995) become Deartmouth Oland Exports
  2. (Maritime Junior A Hockey League, 1998-2003)

Phantom Teams[]

  • Nova Scotia Fighting Scots (Global Canadian Hockey League, in planning stages since 2008)

University teams (see also Senior League section)[]

  1. (Halifax City League, 1920-1926) merged with King's College for 1925-1926
  2. (Halifax City League, 1935-1937) join Eastern Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League
  3. (Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League, 1937-1939)

Leagues[]

Arenas[]

Halifax Exhibition Building after Halifax Explosion. Halifax Forum was later built on same site

Champions[]

Alexander Cup[]

Allan Cup[]

Royal Bank Cup[]

Calder Cup[]

University Cup[]

Presidents Cup (QMJHL championship)[]

Memorial Cup[]

Players[]

Media[]

External Links[]

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