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Remembering 'The Crushed Can'

by Mike G. Morreale
MOOSE JAW, Sask. -- The Moose Jaw Civic Centre, a 3,146-seat multi-purpose arena located in the Saskatchewan city, is affectionately called 'The Crushed Can.'

 "The Crushed Can" in Moose Jaw, Sask.
It also happened to be one of the hot spots that NHL Central Scouting's Chris Edwards couldn't get enough of. So much history and nostalgia are associated with the 52-year-old facility, which used to house the hometown Warriors. Now, the Western Hockey League club plays at the 4,500-seat Mosaic Place, which opened last August.

"We call the Moose Jaw Civic Centre 'The Crushed Can'," said Edwards. "It got its name because you would think the roof was caving in. The dip in there is unlike anything you've ever seen and when you're inside the building, you can't see one side of the rink to the other because the roof is blocking your view."

Among those former and current NHL players who began their careers at 'The Crushed Can' were Clark Gillies, Theoren Fleury, Mike Keane, Kelly Buchberger and Troy Brouwer.

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