The First 50 Years: Hardy Hockey Club

BY JACK MACLELLAN A little more than a year and a half before his passing, J. Gordon Hardy, former mining engineer and later President of Falconbridge Nickel Mines, was able to see his namesake mine and mill start production in 1955. The establishment of the Hardy complex was the beginning of Falconbridge’s development of its…

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Onaping Oldtimers Hockey: Part 1

BY ELLARD DURLING In 1955, a group of dedicated young athletes came together to form a hockey team called the Hardy Falcons. In the early years, the team roster consisted of Falconbridge employees, and the intent was to play a game of hockey with colleagues, enjoy a few beers, and have some laughs. The first…

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