Monday, January 4, 2010

We Are The Champions

The BC Hockey Hall Of Fame is located at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. We went to a hockey game over the holidays and I was so pleased to see the new (to me) WORLD CHAMPIONS banner hanging there.

Beating the Soviets in 1955 to win the World Championship is an awesome legacy for a small town to have (Penticton only had 14,000 residents in '55).

Read about their journey.

I was confused about the presence of blue on the Team Canada jersey of 1955, until I remembered that the Canadian flag we know and love today wasn't introduced until 1965. Before that our flag was the Canadian Red Ensign and it featured the Union Jack as well as the shield of the royal arms of Canada. The Union Jack is red, white & blue so it all made sense. :-)

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