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On his first voyage into space in 1984, Canadian astronaut Marc Garneau took a hockey puck and stick along with him. This highly symbolic gesture clearly reflects the importance of hockey throughou...
Originally, Canada was represented in international hockey tournaments by its best Amateur club team, usually the winner of the Allan Cup.
Once hockey became firmly entrenched in the fabric of Canadian sport, it was only a matter of time before professional leagues surfaced.
The Ontario Hockey Association, which began operation on November 27th, 1890 was the first Amateur hockey organization.
Documents, artwork, photographs and other artefacts illustrate the rise of mass education over a 100-year period, from Ryerson’s appointment as Upper Canada’s Chief Superintendent of Schools in 1844.
Creator: Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
Hockey is a truly Canadian game, totally woven into our national fabric.