The sport of hockey has come a long way in Swift Current, from kids skating on the creek to outdoor rinks to numerous indoor ice surfaces throughout the city. As teams have risen and folded, the love of the game that permeates the community hasn’t changed.

In this installment of the Stories from the Great Southwest, we chronicle the history of hockey through the ages, from 1900 to 1967. We look at the beloved heroes of hockey in the early days, the places they played and the teams they played for, as Swift Current slowly established itself as a hockey town to rival any other in Saskatchewan.

Another hockey story you may enjoy involves The Swift Current Old Timers vs the Montreal Canadiens.