O Brothers Kane in Carleton Place- Where Art Thou?

O Brothers Kane in Carleton Place-  Where Art Thou?
Photo- Linda Seccaspina 1982
Hi Linda

It would also be pretty neat if you have any pics or info on the rink we all played on years ago. They were the Brothers Kane, and a lot of us played minor hockey on the outdoor rink up there on High Street.


old findaly


It would have been in behind Stonebridge Manor to the right. That’s likely 45-50 years ago, before we all walked to raise money for the arena that we have now. I have an old newspaper clipping that says I played for Armours, and I think Parkman and Taylor was another sponsor.

Tom Edwards

Hi Linda
It would also be pretty neat if you have any pics or info on the rink we all played on years ago. They were the Brothers Kane, and a lot of us played minor hockey on the outdoor rink up there on High Street.

So what say you? Please leave comments so we can document this.


Brothers skating rink on High Street
Once the arena was torn down , I played Midget hockey on an outdoor rink at the ball diamond . The change rooms were built into one corner of the grandstand . That was the end of my minor hockey . The next year I started playing in the Carleton Place Town league out of the Almonte rink . The ” Brothers ” built their rink around the same time period .
I played many games on that outdoor rink. We would walk with our equipment over our shoulder all the way up high st. If we were lucky the old barn we changed in would have a fire on in an old woodstove. Often there was no heat. If it was snowing we would have to stop the game to shovel the ice. We were playing a game one time and a guy by the name of Huck McIntyre drove his skidoo over the boards and right onto the ice !!Hahaha
Any hockey games I played as a child were of the unorganized nature or “pick up” with neighborhood kids. The rinks we played on were created by fathers or natural ones. Two I remember were a backyard rink Ted Shenfield made on Napoleon Street and a low part of a field off Lake Avenue that flooded in the fall and froze over in the winter. It was located where the current CPHS Athletic Field is and made a wonderful natural rink, once the snow was cleared off the surface! I had an uncle that worked at the old Ottawa Auditorium in the days of the Ottawa Senators of the AHL. He used to provide me with goalie sticks which meant that when we picked teams, I invariably ended up in goal!
We played more games on makeshift outdoor rinks than we ever played in the arena . if I remember correctly the town always tried to have ice in the arena in time for Christmas so that us kids could go public skating . Organized hockey was usually over by the end of March, or sooner depending on how many winter thaws there were . Cold winters with low snowfalls were great because that meant the river and lake were easily cleaned oRay Paquette
St Mary’s held their Winter Carnival there different years. I loved going there.
Fond memories of the rink at the Brothers. We have a photo of my brother, John, in his hockey equipment with the biggest “goose egg” on his forehead. It was taken by one of the Brothers.
Sherri Iona
Linda Seccaspina I lived 3 houses away from 1964 to 1971. We definitely skated on the rink and it was lit at one poin



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David Flint

Starting bottom left: me Jamie Brydge Scott Foy Pete Ferrill Scott Drummond Mike McNeely Top row left Phil Levesque Kevin McNeil Tom Edwards Steve Ritchie Ted Lightheart Dave Mills Richard Morgan John McNeely Sean Redmond in the back right. I’m not sure about the other coach-The Coach was Brother Kane

Thanks to David Flint—- Subject: 68/69 season Atoms

Ted Hurdis

Great pic. I played there often until our new rink was built. I walked from Napoleon St. To the rink on High street , carrying my hockey bag and stick over my shoulder. Good memories just the same.

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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