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Colchester Legion Stadium
Location 14 Lorne Street
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Capacity Hockey: 1625
Opened 1965
Truro Bearcats (1997-2013)

The Colchester Legion Stadium is a 1625-seat multi-purpose arena in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Colchester Legion Stadium has six team dressing rooms, an officials room and first aid room. Canteens and washrooms are located at the front of the facility. Upstairs is a fully heated lounge which overlooks the ice surface or main venue area of the stadium.

The facility served as home to the Truro Bearcats of the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) from 1996 until 2013 until the team moved to the new Rath Eastlink Community Centre. The arena has hosted the 1998 Allan Cup as it was won by the Truro Bearcats senior team, 2001 World Under 17 Hockey Championships (co-hosted with New Glasgow) and the 2002 Fred Page Cup.

Colchester Legion Stadium is also home to local High School Hockey, Minor Hockey, Lacrosse during the summer and a local figure skating club. Events such as expos, model railway shows, a circus and flea markets are held often during summer months.

The arena hosted the Hockeyville NHL exhibition game between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators on September 25, 2006. The Canadiens won the game 7-3. The nearby community of Salmon River won the CBC competition during the spring of 2006.


  • Seating Capacity of 1625
  • Upstairs Lounge Overlooking Ice Surface
  • Six Team Dressing Rooms
  • Officials Room
  • Medical Room
  • Skate Shop/Pro Shop
  • Canteen
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