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How Manitoba Set the Bar for all World Juniors

Toronto author Gare Joyce's excellent article on the 1999 World Juniors in Winnipeg. The IIHF and Hockey Canada don't always get it right, but this time they did ... read

Reflections on Art Stratton

Ted Holland takes a look at the career of Art Stratton ... here

Remembering the Winnipeg Warriors and the heyday of the Western Hockey League

- by T. Kent Morgan and Dutch Holland (The Sporting Life)

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Icelanders were the first foreign nationality to establish a settlement in an area that would become part of Manitoba. They established 'New Iceland' along the west coast of Lake Winnipeg between Winnipeg Beach and Hecla Island in 1875. A steady stream of immigration followed with a yearly average from 700 to 2,000 settlers.

By 1881, hardship and disease had taken a heavy toll and many families would leave for southern parts of the province including opportunities in Winnipeg.

A small Icelandic presence already existed in Winnipeg and would help the newcomers settle in. As the rapidly growing city expanded, an Icelandic enclave was established in the city's West End along Sargent Avenue.

By 1897, second generation Icelanders were attending Winnipeg schools and participating in sports. Many started playing ice hockey in Winnipeg as early as 1896. By 1920, they would be world champions ... read their story here

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