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02-18-2014, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Killion View Post
^^^ Wasnt the "original home of Canadas National Team" and program in Vancouver, likely at UBC's Thunderbird Arena? Father David Bauer who created the program after being transferred from St.Mikes in Toronto to St.Marks College at UBC obviously based there, Coached University Hockey along with securing the players for the Nats who then attended UBC. The teams home base however in 1965 transferred to Winnipeg, the program then folded altogether in the early 70's. Revived thereafter, Hockey Canada, based in Calgary.
I don't remember where the original home was, but I know that as of the late '60s there were two homes, and two teams: the "Eastern Nats" based out of Ottawa and the "Western Nats" out of Winnipeg. The best players from the two teams would be selected to play in tournaments like the worlds and the Olympics.

I'm not sure where the team was based from the late '70s to late '80s, but I know that after the '88 Olympics in Calgary the team's 'permanent' base was at Father David Bauer Arena, just northwest of McMahon Stadium. That's where all of Hockey Canada's offices were until the Markin MacPhail Centre (at Canada Olympic Park) was completed a couple years ago.

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