Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by ilovetheflyers8, Feb 18, 2011.
^^^ Beautiful. Not exactly what you think of when you think of Jersey today.
Skating scene in Staten Island in 1869...
Cherry Hill Arena - a 4,416 seat venue that was home to the Jersey Devils of the EHL from 1964 to 1973. The New York Golden Blades of the WHA relocated there to become the New Jersey Knights during the 1973-74 season after drawing poor crowds at Madison Square Garden. The Cherry Hill Arena lacked showers in the dressing room for visiting teams which resulted in the opposition getting dressed at the Holiday Inn two miles away. Imagine seeing players like Bobby Hull and Gordie Howe in full hockey gear walking through the hotel to catch the bus to the game! Another quirk to the building was that the ice surface was not level which gave the home team an advantage as the visiting goalie would often not notice the puck until it came over the center red line. The building would eventually be demolished in the 1980s.
Venue seems flat from the outside.
Do you mean architecturally, aesthetically or due to the low roof line?.... Obviously "utilitarian". No thought given to aesthetics nor even to amenities, sight-lines etc. Slap-up job. Pre-fab. Warehouse. Farm building. It looks like an aircraft hangar actually, larger version of the Quonset hut that at one time dotted the Prairies & elsewhere post War & used as hockey rinks. Cheap, quick.
Looks like a few skaters with a stick and ball. Shinny or ice polo?
Built in an open area. Yet lacking seating and poor sight lines. Aircraft hanger is a good description.
Looks like it to me C58. Possible Korean or even WW2 unused inventory, originally designed for military use sold as surplus or perhaps "designed after" type dealeo. "Homes by Sears" & Buckminster Fuller etc, pre-fab communities & so on. NJ , CT & elsewhere - everywhere post war & into the 60's, quite common as you know.
A couple of other images from 1860.
Two great images. The advertising piece shows what looks like a shinny player in the upper right. Perhaps the Emporium sold hockey equipment as well.
Central Park rink with various facilities at hand - changing, rest, perhaps food and beverage.
Regis-Francois Gignoux (French-born American Hudson River School Painter, 1816-1882) Skaters by the Mill...
A good perspective piece with photos of the former Montreal Forum, by Jeff Seide of The Hockey Writers: The Montreal Forum 1908-1996
The original 1908 version has a history. Built without the necessary permits and not to code, was viewed as a fire hazard by neighbours. Eventually demolished.
Sohmer Park. Roughly in the Plessis / Panet, Notre Dame / Dorchester area, the pavilion building (visible)
could be used for skating. Also nearby, couple of blocks east was the Jubilee Rink - outdoors facility, not to be confused with the Jubilee Arena where the Canadiens played briefly after the Westmount Arena Fire.
Thats a neat old place, and walled with a gate huh? I take it the arched roofed building behind those gates the arena yes?... Park & walls to the park still there?
All gone, more than fifty years ago and before. CBC complex area. The image shows the Pavilion. Same concept as the Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa. Cement surface, multi-purpose. Natural ice could be put in in winter.
Great article and hockey memories. A commentator at the bottom (not on HF Boards, but within the article) gets it wrong. The article is correct to say the Habs won 22 Cups while playing at the Forum. Their two other Cups, in 1916 and 1924, were before the Forum was built. They played in Westmount Arena in 1916 and Mount Royal Arena in '24. Most readers here know this, but the commentator chose to attack the author of the article, and got it wrong himself.
crazy 62 years later the Queen is still the head of state
But she owns a LOT more hats now.