Rideau Hall Rebels

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Rideau Hall Rebels, 1894
Sons of Lord Stanley and the Rideau Hall Rebels with Mic-Mac hockey sticks[1]

The Rideau Hall Rebels or, by its full name, the Vice-Regal and Parliamentary Hockey Club was one of the first ice hockey teams in Canada. The team was based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and named after Rideau Hall, a Canadian governmental building, the residence of the Governor General. This team introduced ice hockey to then Canadian Governor General Lord Stanley, who would later donate the Stanley Cup championship trophy.

Organized by James Creighton in 1884, the team consisted of young Canadian parliamentarians and government 'aides-de camp' including Mr. Creighton and William and Arthur Stanley, sons of Lord Stanley. This group of players would travel to matches around Ontario in the Governor-General's private rail-car.

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  1. ^ Cuthbertson, p. 61 Note Cuthbertson erroneously states the photo was taken im 1888 - rather than the correct date, 1889