For more than 100 years, hockey has been the main winter sport in Newfoundland and Labrador. While it didn’t reach some areas of the province until the mid-1900s, hockey began its important and worthwhile impact on the Avalon Peninsula population in the 1890s.

Overcoming major obstacles to become a permanent aspect of life, hockey expanded from its St. John’s beginning into other areas of the Avalon Peninsula, especially Conception Bay and Bell Island, and followed industry and transportation into every section of the province. The expansion went across the island with Grand Falls, Buchans and Corner Brook leading the way.