mar-2018

54 POPULAR IN A HOCKEY TOWN THE YARDMEN ARENA “B elleville,Ontario has been amassive hockey town since the 1930s,”states Peter Lyng,Director of Facilities at theYardmenArena,and theQuinte Sports&Wellness Centre.”In- deed,over the years,Belleville has hosted: two senior men’s hockey teams-the Belleville McFarlands, who played in theBellevilleMe- morialArena from1956to1961, winningthegoldmedal at the1959 IceHockeyWorldChampionships; andfrom2003to2006,theBel- levilleMacsof theEasternOntario SeniorHockeyLeague;variousminor league teams,suchas theBelleville Bearcats (female) andtheBelleville Jr.Bulls (male); and,most importantly, theBellevilleBullsof theOntario HockeyLeague,whoplayed their home games at theYardmenAre- na from1981 to 2015. TheYardmenArena,originally THE YAR

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