Fort Ives Hockey Team 1917-18
Halifax Outforts Artillery Champions 1918
L to R - W. Mullins (sergeant), R. Binns, A.H. Burke (lieutenant), J. Monaghan (corporal), J. Tibbo, E. McAleer, A.A. Murphy (corporal), P.B. Large (sergeant).
Inset left - W.G. Williams (sergeant).
Right inset - E.S. Shill (sergeant).
This team played through the season after the Halifax harbour explosion, which happened at 9:05 am on December 6, 1917 when the French munitions ship Mont Blanc blew up after colliding with the Norwegian vessel Imo. The explosion
killed or injured nearly one-quarter of the city’s population, rendered several thousand more homeless, and destroyed more than 1,600 dwellings. An entire section of the city covering 132 hectares had to be rebuilt from scratch.