The Victoria Skating Rink, built in Montreal in 1862, won its place in history of great hockey buildings for a very simple feat: hosting the first organized hockey game indoors. James Creighton, a native Nova Scotian, came to Montreal and brought the great game of hockey with him. Upon arriving in Montreal, he befriended many avid sportsmen, some of them students at McGill College, and he felt they would enjoy the game from his native province. With the co-operation of the management of the Victoria Skating Rink, Creighton planned the first indoor version of a hockey game that was played on March 3rd 1875.

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