Jubilee Arena

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Jubilee Arena
Jubilee rink
Location St. Catherine Street and Alphonse-D. Roy Street (then Malborough), Montreal
Broke ground 1908
Closed 1919
Demolished 1919 by fire
Owner P. J. Doran
Surface natural ice
Capacity 3,200
Tenants
Montreal Canadiens (NHA,NHL)
1909–1910, 1918–1919
Montreal Wanderers (NHA)
1909–1911

The Jubilee Arena also known as Jubilee Rink was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was located at the corner of St. Catherine Street East and Alphonse-D. Roy Street, then known as Malborough.[1] It was used for games of the Montreal Canadiens hockey club of the National Hockey Association (NHA) and National Hockey League (NHL) from 1909 to 1910 and again in 1919, and it was home of the Montreal Wanderers NHA club from 1910. It was originally built in 1908 and held seating for 3,200 spectators.[1]

In 1918, when the Montreal Arena burned down, the Canadiens moved into Jubilee Arena on a full-time basis. On the afternoon of April 23, 1919, Jubilee Arena also burned down, forcing the Habs to build and move into the Mount Royal Arena which opened in 1920.

Ownership of the Jubilee Rink played a significant role in the 1909 formation of the NHA (later becoming the present NHL). In November 1909, the owner of the Eastern Canada Hockey Association (ECHA) Wanderers club announced he would move the team to the Jubilee, which he also owned. As it was smaller than the Montreal Arena, and the other three members of the ECHA would earn less revenues when playing there, these owners dissolved the ECHA, formed the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA) and invited applications from other teams. At a meeting on November 25, the CHA rejected the application of the Wanderers, represented at the meeting by player Jimmy Gardner, as well as the application of Ambrose O'Brien's Renfrew Creamery Kings.[2] Before leaving the building, Gardner and O'Brien decided to form the NHA, which was finalized on December 2. Poor ticket sales collapsed the CHA eight weeks after it was formed, and the popular ECHA/CHA Ottawa Hockey Club (reigning Stanley Cup champion) and Montreal Shamrocks immediately joined the seven week old NHA.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mouton (1987), p. 111.
  2. ^ Coleman, p.178
  3. ^ Coleman, p.182
  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Key Porter Books. 
  • Coleman, Charles (1966). Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.1, 1893-1926 inc. Montreal, Quebec: NHL. 
Preceded by
none
Home of the
Montreal Canadiens

1909 – 1910
Succeeded by
Montreal Arena
Preceded by
Montreal Arena
Home of the
Montreal Wanderers

1909 – 1910
Succeeded by
Montreal Arena
Preceded by
Montreal Arena
Home of the
Montreal Canadiens

1918 – 1919
Succeeded by
Mount Royal Arena

Coordinates: 45°32′16″N 73°32′32″W / 45.537798°N 73.542223°W / 45.537798; -73.542223