HOCKEY had been played in central Canada for half a century before the organized game began in BC in the early 1900s.

Origins of Professional Hockey

Easterners came west to work in LOGGING and MINING camps in the Interior and brought the game with them, particularly to GRAND FORKS, PHOENIX and GREENWOOD. The 3 towns built covered rinks and started the Boundary Hockey League in 1908. Farther east in the KOOTENAY, teams were started in ROSSLAND, TRAIL and NELSON. SANDON, the...

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