Birthplace of Hockey Museum – Special Opening for Tournament


Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Birthplace of Hockey Museum in Windsor NS

As the Birthplace of Hockey Tournament On March 17 and 18 as well as March 24 and 25 the Birthplace of runs over the next 2 weeks, the Birthplace of Hockey Museum in Windsor NS will be open both weekends.

The special opening will allow visiting players, parents and members of the public to view the hockey artifacts and memorabilia that portrays the history of hockey from its early days to present.

Whether you are visiting the West Hants and Windsor area for the annual Birthplace of Hockey Tournament at the Brooklyn and Hants Exhibition arenas or just interested in hockey’s proud history it is worth stopping by to see the collection.

Pictured left are the Thorburn Golden Hawks who took the time to view the artifact and proud hockey history that surrounds the Hants County and Windsor area. Below youth from another team try their hand at the antique table top hockey games.

The museum will be open Friday and Saturday March 17 and 18 as well as March 24 and 25 from 10 am to 4 pm.


Birthplace of Hockey Tournament team playing table top games in the attic at the museum

As tournament games continue through the week, the museum will be again be open to the public this Friday March 24th and Saturday March 25th.

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Summer Student Job Opportunity 2016

BPOH Job Ad GraphicThe Windsor Hockey Heritage Society is seeking to hire a summer student for the 2016 season. The Windsor Hockey Heritage Museum is collocated in the Haliburton House Museum in Windsor Nova Scotia, the Birthplace of Hockey.

For those interested in applying for the position the job description and requirements are as noted below.

Job Description and Requirements:

To be eligible, students must:

– be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
– have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
– be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Act2; and,
– be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

The Successful candidate will be responsible for

•    Organizing exhibits and displays
•    Cataloguing and inventory of artifacts
•    Archiving and organizing historical and Society records
•    Inventory and cash control
•    Public presentations, greeting visitors, answering questions and conducting tours of the museum visitors

The term of employment is approximately 9 weeks at 40 hours per week between June 1st and Aug 30, 2016. The rate of pay is $10.90 per hour.

Please apply with cover letter and resume before June 1 2016.  Applications can be sent via email to or by post to:

Windsor Hockey Heritage Society
PO Box 430 Windsor NS
B0N 2T0

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Milestones in Ice Hockey History

Mar 30, 2016, Milestones in ice hockey history:

1925 – The Victoria Cougars of the WCHL became the last non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup.

1946 – Maurice “The Rocket” Richard scored his first of three overtime goals in the Stanley Cup Finals.

1993 – The Ottawa Senators lost their 37th consecutive road game to tie the NHL record that had been set in 1975. Continue reading

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Oldest Active Hockey Player In Nova Scotia or perhaps CANADA?

Mike Campbell, New Waterford 90 year old hockey player

Mike Campbell still playing hockey at 90. (CTV News Screenshot)

“Mike Cambell, 90 years old of New Waterford, Nova Scotia still to this very day straps on the gear and laces up the skates in scheduled Old-Timers hockey games in Cape Breton. He could very well be the oldest active hockey player,not only in Nova Scotia..but all of Canada?

Initial research by Danny Dill, (Long Pond,Windsor,N.S.), so far seems to support this amazing Canadian hockey feat.To date, Dill has learned that the next two closest “oldest” active hockey players are both 88 years of age: Mr.Al Peppard from Middleton,N.S. and Mr. Doug Palmer,Montreal,who is originally from Windsor,N.S. We will be sure to update as we learn more in the quest for the “Grand-Daddy of Canadian Hockey”.

This story was originally reported by ATV news Jan 5, 2016.  To read the story and view the video visit: Atlantic CTV News Cape Breton Man Still Playing at 90

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1924 Starr Shield Trophy Unveiling Invitation

Starr Shield Invitation

Invitation to Attend Starr Shield Unveiling

Oct. 3, Windsor Nova Scotia, The Windsor Hockey Heritage Society has announced it will host an official Star Shield unveiling and installation. The Society was successful in securing the shield late this summer which had been presumed lost in a fire in 1947 – 1948.

The 1924 Starr Shield has an interesting and exciting history woven with its earlier predecessors: the Starr Trophy presented from 1897 to 1909 and an earlier (original) Starr Shield presented from 1910 through 1923.

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The “Walker Stick” from Cape Breton Visits Birthplace of Hockey

IMG_8990 Website_ImageSept 17, 2016, Windsor Nova Scotia, In late August we had a very pleasant visit in Windsor when James Jessome arrived with his “Walker Stick”. The stick has its roots in Cape Breton and is considered one of the oldest remaining early hockey sticks around. James was very gracious in allowing us to photograph his stick and in taking the time to provide us with the background on the stick below. We hope to have the stick return to Windsor for another visit sometime soon such that others may have to opportunity to see it in person.

Following is the overview on the stick as provided by  owner James Jessome. Continue reading

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Windsor Hockey Heritage Society Receives Starr Shield

1924 Starr Shield with Windsor Hockey Heritage Board

Starr Shield from 1924 with board members of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society

August 17, 2015, Windsor Nova Scotia, Believed to have been destroyed in a fire in 1947 – 1948, the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society is now the proud owner of the rediscovered 1924 Starr Shield Trophy.

The 1924 Starr Shield has an interesting and exciting history woven with its earlier predecessors: the Starr Trophy presented from 1897 to 1909 and an earlier (original) Starr Shield presented from 1910 through 1923. Each of these historic trophies was regarded as the ultimate reward for Maritime senior hockey between 1905 and approximately 1964. The 1924 Shield was recently discovered by dedicated hockeyist historian David Carter and subsequently secured through the successful efforts of Society members.

More details on this exciting find and acquisition by the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society for the Birthplace of Hockey will follow with an official ceremony to be announced.

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