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Rink Names

The Red Ball Internet Centre has been developed as the focal point for community ice sports within the City of Moncton.

In keeping with this sense of community, Moncton City Council selected names reflective of our sports heritage, as a step in linking the community and the complex.

This facility recognizes past Canadian champions in amateur hockey and figure skating, paying tribute to their accomplishments as individuals and teams, while ensuring the pride they provided for our City is appropriately recognized.

Championship teams and individuals being recognized in this naming include:

    Moncton Bears :
  • 1932 / 1933 - Allan Cup Champions
  • 1933 / 1934 - Allan Cup Champions
  • 1978 / 1979 - Hardy Cup Champions

    Moncton Bears :
  • 1974 / 1975 - Hardy Cup Champions

    Université de Moncton Blue Eagles :
  • 1980 / 1981 - C.I.A.U. Champions
  • 1981 / 1982 - C.I.A.U. Champions
  • 1989 / 1990 - C.I.A.U. Champions
  • 1994 / 1995 - C.I.A.U. Champions

    Eric Gillies :
  • 1974 - Canadian Junior Dance Champion
  • 1977 - Canadian Senior Dance Champion

    Hugh Yik :
  • 1997 - Canadian Novice Figure Skating Champion
  • 1998 - Canadian Junior Figure Skating Champion

Clarence Girouard has been a familiar face to the minor hockey community for over forty years. Dating back to the Moncton Stadium, Clarence could be found refereeing in his winter boots, accounting for equipment and serving as manager for various teams. Regardless of the task, he was always a willing volunteer and ready to accept the work assigned. Clarence has been recognized by many individual leagues, tournaments and associations for his contributions to amateur hockey and baseball.

Moncton native Gordie Drillon played seven seasons in the National Hockey League, six with the Toronto Maple Leafs and one with the Montreal Canadiens. The 1937-38 season saw Drillon capture Lady Byng Trophy and the Art Ross Trophy. That year, he was also selected as a First Team All Star. In 1938-39, he was again named a First Team All Star, and in 1941-42, a Second Team All Star. During that same season, Gordie had his name engraved on the Stanley cup as a member of the Maple Leafs. Drillon has been inducted into three Halls of Fame – 1970: N.B. Sport Hall of Fame, 1975: N.H.L. Hall of Fame, and 1989: Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

The Carroll Brothers Hockey Team consisted of eight sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Carroll of Sunny Brae: Harold, Blair, Jack, Cecil, George, Fred, Ken and Tom. The team's first performance was in 1923 as they took on the Moncton Victorias; finalists for the Maritime Semi-Pro Championship. The Carroll's won the three game series convincingly (8-4, 6-2 and 2-1). Additional success followed. Each of the Carroll Boys had offers to play hockey in Boston, New York and Springfield as well as major Canadian centres. With the decommissioning of the current Carroll Arena in Sunny Brae and its transfer to the Red Ball Internet Centre, the family history and tradition will remain a part of Moncton sport history.