Imjin Classic to commemorate historic Korean War hockey games

During the Korean War, Canadian soldiers played hockey on the frozen Imjin River whenever they were given time away from their front-line duties.

During the Korean War, Canadian soldiers played hockey on the frozen Imjin River whenever they were given time away from their front-line duties.

The Imjin flows from North to South across the Demilitarized Zone of Korea, and the hockey-playing tradition culminated in 1953 when the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade held its hockey championship finals.

Now, more than six decades later, hese historic hockey matches are being reenacted at the Canadian Tire Centre in Stittsville. Two regiments, PPCLI and R22eR, will go head-to-head with each other – just as they would have done during the Korean War.

The event is being hosted by the office of the Defence Attache at Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian Tire Centre and the office of Senator Yonah Martin.

The embassy is inviting are inviting everyone to join in the event as way to honour our Korean War veterans, and learn about the importance of Canadian’s contribution to the Korean War.

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