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Montreal Forum (MTL-531)


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Out of print....hard to find Postcrad Factory issue!



Montreal Maroons (NHL) (1924-1938) Montreal Canadiens (NHL) (1926-1996) Montreal Junior Canadiens (QJHL) (1933-1961), (OHA) (1961-1972) Montreal Voyageurs (AHL) (1969-1971) Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge (QMJHL) (1972-1975) Montreal Juniors (QMJHL) (1975-1982) Montreal Manic (NASL Indoor) (1981-1982) Montreal Roadrunners (RHI) (1994-1995)

The Montreal Forum (French: Le Forum de Montréal) was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Called "the most storied building in hockey history" by Sporting News, it was home of the National Hockey League's Montreal Maroons from 1924 to 1938 and the Montreal Canadiens from 1926 to 1996. The Forum was built by the Canadian Arena Company in 159 days.

On March 11, 1996, the Montreal Canadiens played their last game at the Montreal Forum, beating the Dallas Stars 4-1 on a Monday night. The game was televised on TSN and TQS in Canada, and on ESPN2 in the United States. After the game, many previous hockey greats were presented to the crowd. Maurice Richard received a ten minute standing ovation from the crowd. A symbolic torch was carried by Émile Bouchard out of the Canadiens dressing room, after which he proceeded out onto the playing surface. The torch was passed on to each captain up to Pierre Turgeon who was the current captain at the time. The next day, a parade was organized in which the torch was carried down the route to the Molson Center, which has since been renamed the Bell Centre. Their first game at the new venue was against the New York Rangers, a game which they won.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome postcard.

Dist. by The Postcard Factory

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