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The Nationwide Hockey League All-Star sport is coming ‘house’ once more to Toronto.
Commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement the 2024 sport will likely be at Scotiabank Enviornment earlier than Saturday’s occasion in Dawn, Fla.
Website of the primary unofficial all-star sport on Feb. 14, 1934 on the Gardens as a fundraiser for Maple Leaf defenceman Ace Bailey after a career-ending head harm, Toronto performed a choose league squad.
It grew to become an annual occasion in October of 1947 between the defending Stanley Cup champions (the Leafs that yr) and the very best of different Unique Six groups. That format led to 1968 on the Gardens as league growth started pitting divisions and later conferences in opposition to one another.
That developed into experiments equivalent to North American gamers versus the World, a theme the final time the sport was performed in Toronto in 2000 and the just lately constructed Air Canada Centre to the present four-division mini-tournament.
After current all-star weekends had been staged in principally heat climate NHL cities or these with new arenas, sentiment grew the previous yr to maneuver the occasion, which incorporates the abilities competitors and league sponsor-friendly features, to someplace in Canada. The Leafs had been early bidders, their probabilities enhanced by Montreal attending to host the final NHL draft.
It’s seemingly Scotiabank Enviornment, the Metro Toronto Conference Centre, the Hockey Corridor of Fame, the previous Gardens at MTU’s Mattamy Centre and Coca-Cola Coliseum will all be utilized for all-star festivities.
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