Barry The Blogger – Stick to me on twitter at @allenamericans1 and/or like my Facebook page at Allen Americans Blog. The Aberdeen Pavilion (constructed in 1898) in Ottawa was made use of for ice hockey in 1904 and is the oldest existing facility that has hosted Stanley Cup games. In the United States especially, college hockey is common and the ideal university teams compete in the annual NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship The American Collegiate Hockey Association is composed of college teams at the club level.
Soon after re-organizing as the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1917, the league expanded into the United States, beginning with the Boston Bruins in 1924. The Stannus Street Rink in Windsor, Nova Scotia (constructed in 1897) may perhaps be the oldest nevertheless in existence having said that, it is no longer utilized for ice hockey. The Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (which later became known as the Stanley Cup ) was initial awarded in 1893 to the Montreal Hockey Club , champions of the AHAC it continues to be awarded annually to the National Hockey League ‘s championship group.