The Original Hockey Hall of Fame has three winter traditions that occur each February - that we are very proud to be associated with.
In 2024, the Carr-Harris game is scheduled for Thursday, February 8th at 7:30 at the Leon's Centre. The Historic Hockey Series is slated for Saturday February 10th at 1 pm at the Leon's Centre. These games are played at Market Square each year but in 2024 the games have been forced indoors due to weather, only the third time in 54 years that the games have not been outdoors. The Red Barons Award is scheduled to be presented on Sunday, February 11th at 2:30 at the Memorial Centre, just prior to puck drop.
The Historic Hockey Series was created in 1969 to celebrate Kingston's first game that took place in 1886 between Queen's and R.M.C. The round robin series games are played between three teams from Queen's, R.M.C. and 2nd Regiment RCHA Petawawa and the rules from the 1886 game are used to re-create the game from its earliest days.
The Carr-Harris game was created in 1986 by a small group of Hall of Fame pioneers, including Bill Fitsell. The game is played between the University Men's teams of Queen's and R.M.C. at the Leon's Centre. The Original Hockey Hall of Fame hands out MVP awards to the top player in the game from each team. In 2023, the Bill Fitsell Memorial Award was established for the Carr-Harris game and will be presented each year to one graduating player from both teams as chosen by each Head Coach.
The inaugural Red Barons Award was established in 2023 as well. This award will be presented each year to one graduating player from the Queen's Women's team as chosen by the Head Coach. The same criteria for the selected winner is used for both the Red Barons and Fitsell awards with several factors being weighed including both on ice and off ice dedication, leadership, sportsmanship and academics. The Red Barons award is presented at one of the final regular season home games in the Queen's women's team schedule. .
Here are the recaps from two events in 2023.
The Historic Hockey Series, was played on Saturday February 25, 2023 with the military personnel of RCHA winning the title.. Click on the red text for details..
The Carr-Harris Challenge Cup 2023, between Queen's University and the Royal Military College was a OT thriller. Click on the red text for details.