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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on November 12th, 2012

Phoenix Hockey Club

- McBride Cup Champions 1911
- Boundary Cup Champions 1911
Boundary Hockey Championship Cup
- International Cup Winners 1911

"Cradle of British Columbia Ice Hockey"

Phoenix’s Hockey team won the British Columbia provincial championship and asked the Stanley Cup trustees for them to face off against the standing Cup holders, the Ottawa Hockey Club. There were already three other challenges in line before them, and not enough time to arrange dates for a fourth challenge match.

Phoenix is now a ghost town in the Boundary Country of British Columbia, Canada, 11 km east of Greenwood. Once called the “highest city in Canada” by its citizens (1,412 metres / 4,633 feet above sea level) it was a booming copper mining community from the late 1890s until 1919. In its heyday it was home to 1,000 citizens and had an opera house, twenty hotels, a brewery and its own city hall. Phoenix’s magistrate, Judge Willie Williams, who served there from 1897 until 1913, became famous for his booming declaration, “I am the highest judge, in the highest court, in the highest city in Canada.”

Coal was eventually found directly underneath the abandoned city. The entire place was razed, and an open pit mine was replaced it. Today, that pit of a mine is all that is left where Phoenix, B.C. once stood.

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