Flashback: 50 years ago in Powell River

The image above was published in the Powell River News on April 2, 1970, just prior to the start of a best-of five BC/Alberta championship series between Powell River Rodmay Regals and Lloydminster Borderkings.

All games were played in Powell River at the Civic Arena, which stood on the current patch of gravel between Willingdon Beach and The Chopping Block in Westview.

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Regals won the series three games to one to advance to the Western Canadian final against Rosetown Redwings, which was also played in Powell River.

The home team defeated Rosetown to advance to the Canadian final, where they hosted and bested Val'Dor, Quebec, claiming the Hardy Cup and the first of four national championships for the hockey club.

Do you recognize any of the faces?

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