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City Hall to host hockey exhibition

One hundred and forty years ago, the first recorded and organized indoor hockey game took place at the former Victoria Rink between McGill students. Since then, the sport has become synonymous with Montreal’s cultural identity.

To commemorate this anniversary, Mayor Dennis Coderre announced that City Hall will host Montreal, City of Hockey: From Laneway to Legend, an exhibition honouring the history of the sport. The exhibition will feature timelines that track the history and important moments in both amateur and professional hockey, along with archived photographs of various arenas and venues from around Montreal. Also on display will be artifacts from prominent Canadiens players including hockey sweaters from Guy Lafleur and the late Jean Beliveau, as well as a hockey mask from Jacques Plante. Original paintings by artist Pierre Pivet of Maurice and Henri Richard, Guy Lafleur, and Dickie Moore to name a few, will be shown as well.

The free exhibition takes place from Feb. 18 to March 14. Opening hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and will be closed on Sundays. Along with regular hours, the exhibition will remain open until 1 a.m. on Feb. 28 as part of the annual Nuit Blanche festivities where hockey equipment will be available for friendly matches.

For more information, call 514-872-0311, or click here

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