Photos of Canada’s hockey match on the Imjin River during Korean War on display

In celebration of 50 years of Canada/ROK relations, the Canadian Embassy and the Korean Ice Hockey Association (which was formed in 1928) are putting on a commemorative match next week, February 3rd at 9:30 a.m.

If hockey ain’t your thing, you might want to head over and check out the photo exhibit of the historic game played on the frozen Imjin River 61-years ago to boost troop morale –as if the weather wasn’t enough to dampen spirits.

The photos will be on display at Schofield Hall in the Canadian Embassy Janurary 28th-February 1st. They will then be up for one day (Feb. 3rd) at Seoul Plaza.

Haps has some of the photos, courtesy of the Canadian Embassy, as well as more info on the event. Cool stuff.

'Imjin Gardens.' Gotta love that.
‘Imjin Gardens.’ Gotta love that.
  • Jakgani

    I always thought the hockey game was organized for the amusement of the visiting dignitaries.

  • Bobby McGill

    Good link. I would imagine both purposes were served.

  • SomeguyinKorea

    Wonderful read. Thanks for sharing.

  • thejd

    Is it possible to buy a print? Those pictures are awesome.

  • Jeff Harris

    Wasn’t that the last time the Leafs had a winning season?

  • will.i.aint

    Or it could be that they played hockey more than once. Obviously, they had the equipment on hand and plenty of ice.