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London Hockey black and white photo

Hockey excitement is nothing new for Londoners. 

100 years ago, Londoners were celebrating the victories of the Western University hockey team.  The team had just won the London City League Championship and then the Northern League Championship by defeating the Wiarton Red Shirts 9-8. 

Western travelled to Toronto to play the Berlin (now Kitchener) Flying Dutchmen,  the Ontario Hockey Association champions.  Berlin won 6-4. 

Upon its return to London, the Western team received a hero's welcome with honking cars, college cheers and the skirl of Highland bagpipes.   

Source:  "Northern League Champions Outlucked in Hard Struggle by Berlin at Toronto Last Night:  Western University Septet Loses Out," by W.H. Rhodes in London Free Press, March 21, 1914, p. 16. 


London Hockey black and white photo

London Collegiate Institute Hockey Team, London, Ontario

Date of Original:  ca. 1900-1906
Copyright Statement: Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.