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Bell Centre (PC57-MTL 5868)


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PC57-MTL 5868

Montreal Canadiens (NHL) (1996-present) Montreal Impact (NPSL) (1997–2000) Montreal Rocket (QMJHL) (2001–2003) Montreal Express (NLL) (2002)

The Bell Centre, formerly known as the Molson Centre (French: le Centre Molson), is a sports and entertainment complex in Montreal, Quebec. It has been the home of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens hockey team since March 16, 1996, when they hosted the New York Rangers (a game which the Canadiens won 4–2). The team departed from the historic Montreal Forum after their last game on March 11 of the same year. Construction began on the site on June 22, 1993, 13 days after the Canadiens defeated the Los Angeles Kings at the Forum for their 24th and most recent Stanley Cup. The name of the arena initially reflected Molson, Inc., a brewing company which was owner of the Canadiens at the time. Some members of Montreal sports media, namely Jack Todd, pushed for the nickname "The Keg" as fitting for the new arena but it was never widely adopted. Molson elected not to keep the naming rights when they sold the team and the name was officially changed on September 1, 2002, after Bell Canada acquired the naming rights.

Unused 5" x 7" jumbo size chrome postcard.

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PC57-MTL 5868
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