Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/20/12 at 11:08 AM ET
from Ray MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,
It is a scene that could grace the back of the five-dollar bill.
Youngsters are playing hockey outdoors, the sounds so familiar – skates scraping over ice, sticks striking pucks, a barking dog – that they even include the winter call of the Canadian mother, once so common now so rare.
But it is not real.
It is, instead, a diorama represented what once was, the roots of a game so important to this small Northern Ontario community that Kirkland Lake even has its own impressive Hall of Fame – Hockey Heritage North – that celebrates what Foster Hewitt once called “The town that made the NHL famous.”
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