Kontinental Hockey League
The Kontinental Hockey League is an international professional ice hockey league founded in 2008. It comprises 25 member clubs based in Belarus, Finland, Kazakhstan and Slovakia and it is planned to expand to more countries, it is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in Europe and Asia, second in the world behind the National Hockey League. KHL has the third highest average attendance in Europe with 6,121 spectators per game in the regular season, the highest total attendance in Europe with 5.32 million spectators in the regular season. The Gagarin Cup is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season; the title of Champion of Russia is given to the highest ranked Russian team. The league formed from the Russian Superleague and the champion of the 2007–08 season of the second division, with 24 teams: 21 from Russia and one each from Belarus and Kazakhstan; the teams were divided based on the performance in previous seasons. The start of the fourth season was overshadowed by the Yaroslavl air disaster on 7 September 2011 in which all members of the team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl lost their lives shortly after take-off for their flight to their season opening game in Minsk.
The Opening Cup game in Ufa, under way when news of the disaster arrived, was suspended. In memory of the disaster, 7 September remains a day of mourning on which no KHL regular season games are held. In the 2009–10 season, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg joined the KHL and Khimik Voskresensk was transferred to a lower league. Next season, Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk joined the league. After several attempts by teams from Central Europe and Scandinavia to join the KHL, expansion beyond the borders of the former Soviet Union was realized in 2011. Lev Poprad, a newly founded team based in Poprad, Slovakia was admitted to the league, but after only one season, Lev was replaced by a team of the same name, Lev Praha, from Prague, Czech Republic, while Slovan Bratislava from Bratislava and Ukraine's Donbass from Donetsk joined the KHL as expansion teams for the 2012–13 season. Lev and Slovan qualified for the playoffs in their first KHL season. In 2013, Medveščak from Zagreb, Croatia playing in the Austrian Hockey League, Russian expansion team Admiral Vladivostok joined the league, thus expanding the league further.
The league comprised 28 teams during the 2013–14 season, of which 21 were based in Russia and 7 located in the other countries. In 2014, Finnish team Jokerit from Helsinki, Lada Togliatti, newly created team HC Sochi joined the league. However, HC Donbass did not play in the league for the 2014–15 season, due to the political instability in Ukraine, but had intended to rejoin later. Two other teams, Lev Praha and Spartak Moscow withdrew from the 2014–15 season due to financial problems. Prior to the 2015–16 season, Atlant Moscow Oblast withdrew from the KHL due to financial issues, while Spartak Moscow returned after a one-year hiatus; the newly created Chinese club HC Kunlun Red Star from Beijing was admitted for the 2016–17 season. Prior to the 2017–18 season, Medveščak Zagreb withdrew from the league to rejoin the Austrian league and Metallurg Novokuznetsk was sent down to the VHL. Since 2009, the league has been divided into West conferences. In the current season, the Western Conference includes 14 teams divided into two divisions, 7 teams per division.
The Eastern Conference has 15 teams, divided into divisions of 8 respectively. In this season, each team played every other team once at home and once on the road, giving a total of 56 games, plus 4 additional games played by each team against rival clubs from its own conference. Thus, each team played a total of 60 games in the regular season; the eight top-ranked teams in each conference receive playoff berths. Within each conference quarterfinals and finals are played before the conference winners play against each other for the Gagarin Cup; the division winners are seeded first and second in their conference, based on their regular season record. All playoff rounds are played as best-of-seven series. In each round, the top seeded remaining team is paired with the lowest seeded team etc. In the 2012–13 season, the Nadezhda Cup was introduced, a consolation tournament for the teams who did not qualify for the playoffs; the winning team in the tournament wins the first overall pick in the KHL Junior Draft.
The tournament is intended to extend the season and help maintain interest in hockey in the cities of these teams, help players of national teams prepare for upcoming World Championships. Kontinental Hockey League on Google MapsAn asterisk denotes a franchise relocation. See the respective team articles for more information. Though now not as restrictive in maintaining an Russian composition of players and teams, Russian teams are still not allowed to sign more than five foreign players, while non-Russian teams must have at least five players from their respective country. Foreign goaltenders on Russian teams have a limit regarding total seasonal ice time. Prior to the inaugural season, several KHL teams signed several players from the NHL. A dispute between the two leagues over some of these signings was supposed to have been resolved by an agreement signed on July 10, 2008, whereby each league would honor the contracts of the other, but the signing of Alexander Radulov was made public one day after the agreement, leading to an investigation by the International Ice
SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
The Rapperswil-Jona Lakers are a professional ice hockey club from Rapperswil and are members of the National League. The Lakers were founded in 1945 and were known as SC Rapperswil-Jona until 2005, when the club changed its name to Rapperswil-Jona Lakers and again changed their name to SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers in 2015, they play their home games at St. Galler Kantonalbank Arena. NHL veteran Doug Gilmour skated for the Lakers during the NHL lockout-shortened season in 1994, they had survived relegation in every NLA season since last making the playoffs in 2007-08 until 2014-15, when they were swept by the SCL Tigers in the promotion/relegation round. They returned to the Swiss League for the 2015–16 season. In season 2017-18 they've not only won the Swiss Cup, they won the Swiss League Championship against EHC Olten and the promotion round against EHC Kloten and returned to the National League after 3 years in the minor league. Swiss League Championship: 1994, 2018 Swiss Cup Championship: 2018 Updated January 23, 2013.
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The Belfast Giants are an ice hockey team from Belfast, Northern Ireland that compete in the Elite Ice Hockey League. As of the 2018-19 season, they are the current Elite League Champions and Challenge Cup winners, their main sponsor is Stena Line and home games are played at the SSE Arena Belfast. The Giants have won 11 major honours, including five league championship titles, as well as three Erhardt Conference titles; the Giants played their first match against Ayr on 1 December. Members of the now defunct Superleague, the Giants won the championship in 2001–02 and were play-off champions in 2002–03. With the Superleague's demise, there were concerns that the Giants would not survive because of major financial problems which had developed. Running up debts of £600,000 and facing the threat of liquidation creditors voted to accept 20p in the pound allowing the club to continue. One company was believed to be owed nearly £65,000. However, with the creation of the new Elite Ice Hockey League for the 2003–04 season, the Giants survived.
The Giants finished 4th in the league's first season, but failed to reach the post-season play-offs.. The Giants finished runners up in the 2004–05 season behind the Coventry Blaze but were winners of the Cross-over League Cup, played with teams from the BNL. In 2005, The Giants unveiled NHL All-Star and Olympic Gold Medal winner, Theo Fleury who made his debut against the Edinburgh Capitals; the Giants won 11–2, with Fleury scoring a hat-trick. With 4 additional assists and a fight, he was named man of the match. Besides Fleury, several other players who played in the NHL have played for the Giants. Kevin Westgarth is the latest incumbent from the NHL to don the Giants jersey, arriving from the Calgary Flames after several seasons in North America's top league. One corner of the SSE Arena is known as'Boomerang Corner' and a large group of fans who generate noise, bang drums and start most of the chants sit there, it is named in memory of long time Giants fan Stewart Boone. Any fans are invited to watch the game from the ‘Boomerang Corner’ as this section of the stadium is not reserved seating.
There used to be a traditional 4 sided scoreboard suspended over centre ice, but this has been replaced by two large video screens, one behind "Boomerang Corner" and the opposite corner of the arena for scores, info etc. Two traditional scoreboards are located near the other two corners. With an average attendance of around 4,561, the Giants are one of twelve Elite league ice hockey squads in the UK, they are the 3rd best supported team in the 70th in Europe. The average attendance in the Elite Ice Hockey League is 2,678. Sectarianism had long been seen as a significant problem in some sports in Northern Ireland; when the club was established, the Belfast Giants were keen that the club not attach itself to a particular faith or community, instead wanting to represent Belfast as a whole. A number of policies were subsequently introduced to try to ensure this. Particular clothing, which might have displayed a person's political or religious affiliation, were banned and flags were not permitted to be brought into the arena.
The national anthem of the United Kingdom, traditionally played before games at other arenas in the Elite League, is not played before Giants games. These policies have been successful and the Giants have built a large and enthusiastic fanbase who did not have to fear the sectarianism that marred other sports in Northern Ireland. Sponsors: Stena Line Boojum Founded: 2000 into the British Ice Hockey Superleague Primary Arena: SSE Arena Belfast, Training Arena: Dundonald International Ice Bowl Uniform Colours: White, Teal, Black Logo Design: shows Finn McCool with a hockey stick. Mascot: Finn McCool Motto: "In the land of the Giants, everyone is equal". Last Updated: 17 October 2018 4 Shane Johnson 11 Colin Ward 16 Rob Stewart 18 Graeme Walton 19 Colin Shields 27 Paxton Schulte 44 Todd Kelman 2 Brock Matheson 5 Will Colbert 9 Andrew Fournier 14 Theoren Fleury — former Stanley Cup-winning NHL player 14 Daymen Rycroft 14 Mike Forney — 2015–17 15 Scott Champagne 17 Gregory Stewart 24 Noah Clarke 15 Kevin Westgarth — former Stanley Cup-winning NHL player 43 Derrick Walser — former NHL defenceman and Belfast player/coach 2015–17 50 Matt Nickerson — former NHL draft pick, played for Belfast for two seasons - 2015–17 5 Jérôme Gauthier-Leduc — former Buffalo Sabres draft pick, played for Belfast February–June 2017 91 David Rutherford — played for Belfast between January 2016 and July 2017 before retiring.
Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime Provinces, one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. Its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest of Canada's ten provinces, with an area of 55,284 square kilometres, including Cape Breton and another 3,800 coastal islands; as of 2016, the population was 923,598. Nova Scotia is Canada's second-most-densely populated province, after Prince Edward Island, with 17.4 inhabitants per square kilometre. "Nova Scotia" means "New Scotland" in Latin and is the recognized English-language name for the province. In both French and Scottish Gaelic, the province is directly translated as "New Scotland". In general and Slavic languages use a direct translation of "New Scotland", while most other languages use direct transliterations of the Latin / English name; the province was first named in the 1621 Royal Charter granting to Sir William Alexander in 1632 the right to settle lands including modern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and the Gaspé Peninsula.
Nova Scotia is Canada's smallest province in area after Prince Edward Island. The province's mainland is the Nova Scotia peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, including numerous bays and estuaries. Nowhere in Nova Scotia is more than 67 km from the ocean. Cape Breton Island, a large island to the northeast of the Nova Scotia mainland, is part of the province, as is Sable Island, a small island notorious for its shipwrecks 175 km from the province's southern coast. Nova Scotia has many ancient fossil-bearing rock formations; these formations are rich on the Bay of Fundy's shores. Blue Beach near Hantsport, Joggins Fossil Cliffs, on the Bay of Fundy's shores, has yielded an abundance of Carboniferous-age fossils. Wasson's Bluff, near the town of Parrsboro, has yielded both Triassic- and Jurassic-age fossils; the province contains 5,400 lakes. Nova Scotia lies in the mid-temperate zone and, although the province is surrounded by water, the climate is closer to continental climate rather than maritime.
The winter and summer temperature extremes of the continental climate are moderated by the ocean. However, winters are cold enough to be classified as continental—still being nearer the freezing point than inland areas to the west; the Nova Scotian climate is in many ways similar to the central Baltic Sea coast in Northern Europe, only wetter and snowier. This is true in spite of Nova Scotia's being some fifteen parallels south. Areas not on the Atlantic coast experience warmer summers more typical of inland areas, winter lows a little colder. Described on the provincial vehicle licence plate as Canada's Ocean Playground, Nova Scotia is surrounded by four major bodies of water: the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the north, the Bay of Fundy to the west, the Gulf of Maine to the southwest, Atlantic Ocean to the east; the province includes regions of the Mi'kmaq nation of Mi'kma'ki. The Mi'kmaq people inhabited Nova Scotia at the time the first European colonists arrived. In 1605, French colonists established the first permanent European settlement in the future Canada at Port Royal, founding what would become known as Acadia.
The British conquest of Acadia took place in 1710. The Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 formally recognized this and returned Cape Breton Island to the French. Present-day New Brunswick still formed a part of the French colony of Acadia. After the capture of Port Royal in 1710, Francis Nicholson announced it would be renamed Annapolis Royal in honor of Queen Anne. In 1749, the capital of Nova Scotia moved from Annapolis Royal to the newly established Halifax. In 1755 the vast majority of the French population was forcibly removed in the Expulsion of the Acadians. In 1763, most of Acadia became part of Nova Scotia. In 1769, St. John's Island became a separate colony. Nova Scotia included present-day New Brunswick until that province's establishment in 1784, after the arrival of United Empire Loyalists. In 1867, Nova Scotia became one of the four founding provinces of the Canadian Confederation; the warfare on Nova Scotian soil during the 17th and 18th centuries influenced the history of Nova Scotia. The Mi'kmaq had lived in Nova Scotia for centuries.
The French arrived in 1604, Catholic Mi'kmaq and Acadians formed the majority of the population of the colony for the next 150 years. During the first 80 years the French and Acadians lived in Nova Scotia, nine significant military clashes took place as the English and Scottish and French fought for possession of the area; these encounters happened at Port Royal, Saint John, Cap de Sable and Baleine. The Acadian Civil War took place from 1640 to 1645. Beginning with King William's War in 1688, six wars took place in Nova Scotia before the British defeated the French and made peace with the Mi'kmaq: King William's War, Queen Anne's War, Father Rale's War, King George's War, Father Le Loutre’s War The Seven Years' War called the French and Indian War The battles during these wars took place Port Royal, Saint John, Chignecto, Dartmouth and Grand-Pré. Despite the British conquest of Acadia in 1710, Nova Scotia remained occupied
National Hockey League
The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada; the Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season. The National Hockey League was organized on November 26, 1917, at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal after the suspension of operations of its predecessor organization, the National Hockey Association, founded in 1909 in Renfrew, Ontario; the NHL took the NHA's place as one of the leagues that contested for the Stanley Cup in an annual interleague competition before a series of league mergers and folds left the NHL as the only league left competing for the Stanley Cup in 1926. At its inception, the NHL had four teams—all in Canada, thus the adjective "National" in the league's name.
The league expanded to the United States in 1924, when the Boston Bruins joined, has since consisted of American and Canadian teams. From 1942 to 1967, the league had only six teams, collectively nicknamed the "Original Six"; the NHL added six new teams to double its size at the 1967 NHL expansion. The league increased to 18 teams by 1974 and 21 teams in 1979. Between 1991 and 2000, the NHL further expanded to 30 teams, it added its 31st team in 2017 and has approved the addition of a 32nd team in 2021. The league's headquarters have been in New York City since 1989 when the head office moved there from Montreal. After a labour-management dispute that led to the cancellation of the entire 2004–05 season, the league resumed play in 2005–06 under a new collective agreement that included a salary cap. In 2009, the NHL enjoyed record highs in terms of sponsorships and television audiences; the International Ice Hockey Federation considers the Stanley Cup to be one of the "most important championships available to the sport".
The NHL draws many skilled players from all over the world and has players from 20 countries. Canadians have constituted the majority of the players in the league, with an increasing percentage of American and European players in recent seasons; the current NHL Champions are the Washington Capitals, who defeated the Vegas Golden Knights four games to one in the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals. The National Hockey League was established in 1917 as the successor to the National Hockey Association. Founded in 1909, the NHA began play one year with seven teams in Ontario and Quebec, was one of the first major leagues in professional ice hockey, but by the NHA's eighth season, a series of disputes with Toronto Blueshirts owner Eddie Livingstone led team owners of the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs to hold a meeting to discuss the league's future. Realizing the NHA constitution left them unable to force Livingstone out, the four teams voted instead to suspend the NHA, on November 26, 1917, formed the National Hockey League.
Frank Calder was chosen as its first president, serving until his death in 1943. The Bulldogs were unable to play, the remaining owners created a new team in Toronto, the Arenas, to compete with the Canadiens and Senators; the first games were played on December 19, 1917. The Montreal Arena burned down in January 1918, causing the Wanderers to cease operations, the NHL continued on as a three-team league until the Bulldogs returned in 1919; the NHL replaced the NHA as one of the leagues that competed for the Stanley Cup, an interleague competition back then. Toronto won the first NHL title, defeated the Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association for the 1918 Stanley Cup; the Canadiens won the league title in 1919. Montreal in 1924 won their first Stanley Cup as a member of the NHL; the Hamilton Tigers, won the regular season title in 1924–25 but refused to play in the championship series unless they were given a C$200 bonus. The league refused and declared the Canadiens the league champion after they defeated the Toronto St. Patricks in the semi-final.
Montreal was defeated by the Victoria Cougars of the Western Canada Hockey League for the 1925 Stanley Cup. It was the last time a non-NHL team won the trophy, as the Stanley Cup became the de facto NHL championship in 1926 after the WCHL ceased operation; the National Hockey League embarked on rapid expansion in the 1920s, adding the Montreal Maroons and Boston Bruins in 1924. The Bruins were the first American team in the league; the New York Americans began play in 1925 after purchasing the assets of the Hamilton Tigers, were joined by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The New York Rangers were added in 1926; the Chicago Black Hawks and Detroit Cougars were added after the league purchased the assets of the defunct WCHL. A group purchased the Toronto St. Patricks in 1927 and renamed them the Maple Leafs; the first NHL All-Star Game was held in 1934 to benefit Ace Bailey, whose career ended on a vicious hit by Eddie Shore. The second was held in 1937 in support of Howie Morenz's family when he died of a coronary embolism after breaking his leg during a game.
The Great Depression and the onset of World War II took a toll on the league. The Pirates became the Philadelphia Quakers in 1930 folded one year later; the Senators became the St. Louis Eagles in 1934 lasting only one
The Toronto Marlies are a Canadian professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League. The top affiliate of the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs, the Marlies play at Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto, Canada; the Marlies trace their history back to the New Brunswick Hawks, which were founded in 1978 and jointly operated by the Maple Leafs and Chicago Black Hawks as a farm team. Maple Leaf Gardens Limited and the Black Hawks each owned half of the franchise; the Hawks played until 1982, when they relocated to St. Catharines, Ontario as the St. Catharines Saints, this time as a sole Leafs affiliate. After four seasons, the team moved to Newmarket, Ontario as the Newmarket Saints, where they played for five seasons before moving to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador as the St. John's Maple Leafs, the first professional ice hockey team in Newfoundland and Labrador; the team played their home games at Memorial Stadium until 2001. The AHL had a strong presence in Atlantic Canada in the 1980s and 1990s, but by 2004, St. John's was the only remaining team in the region.
Although the team was popular and had excellent attendance, the parent Maple Leafs wanted to cut back on escalating travel costs. Additionally, Ricoh Coliseum had been renovated for hockey use, the NHL Leafs were looking to place a team there; these factors resulted in the team's relocation to Toronto for the 2005–06 season. The team is named after the former Toronto Marlboros, a junior hockey team that played in Toronto from 1904 to 1989, the last 62 years of that time under common ownership with the Leafs; the team was long known as the "Marlies" to media alike. To avoid any potential association with the named cigarette brand, MLSE uses the abbreviated form as the team's official nickname; the Rochester Americans have succeeded the now defunct Hamilton Bulldogs as the major rival of the Marlies, whose parent team, the Maple Leafs have a rivalry with the Americans' parent club, the Buffalo Sabres. In 2015–16 season, the Marlies moved from the Western Conference to the Eastern Conference due to the relocation of five teams to California.
This market was home to the Toronto Roadrunners in the 2003–04 season. During the 2017–18 AHL season, the Marlies won its first Calder Cup after a 4–3 series win over the Texas Stars in the finals; the Toronto Marlies' primary colours are blue and white, used in the team's logo. The present logo for the Marlies, introduced in 2016, is based on the Toronto Marlboros' logo; the Marlboros were a junior ice hockey team, sponsored by Maple Leaf Gardens Limited. Records as of the end of the 2017–18 season. -Indicates league leading: most shootout losses -Indicates AHL record: fewest shootout losses-Indicates league leading: fewest losses -Indicates league leading: fewest goals against Updated March 30, 2019. Marc Moro, 2005–2007 Ben Ondrus, 2007–2010 Alex Foster, 2010–11 Ryan Hamilton, 2011–2013 Trevor Smith, 2013–2015 Troy Bodie, 2015 Andrew Campbell, 2015–2017 Ben Smith, 2018 Paul Maurice — 2005–2006 Greg Gilbert — 2006–2009 Dallas Eakins — 2009–2013 Steve Spott — 2013–2014 Gord Dineen — 2014–2015 Sheldon Keefe — 2015–present Goals: John Pohl, 36 Assists: Jeremy Bracco, 55 Points: Tim Stapleton, 79 Penalty Minutes: Andre Deveaux, 216 Point Streak: Spencer Abbott, 13 GAA: Garret Sparks, 1.79 SV%: Garret Sparks.936 Wins: Garret Sparks, 31 Shutouts: Garret Sparks, 6 Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender Career Goals: Ryan Hamilton, 94 Career Assists: Mike Zigomanis, 116 Career Points: Kris Newbury, 168 Career Penalty Minutes: Kris Newbury, 475 Career Goaltending Wins: Garret Sparks, 80 Career Shutouts: Garret Sparks, 15 Career Games: Alex Foster, 312 First Game: October 7, 2005.
Rochester Americans 8, Marlies 5 First Home Game and First Win: October 12, 2005. Marlies 5, Syracuse Crunch 2. Franchise First Goal: October 7, 2005. Rochester Americans 8, Marlies 5. Goal scored by Colin Murphy Franchise First Shutout: December 14, 2005. Jean-Sebastien Aubin. Marlies 5, Grand Rapids Griffins 0. Franchise First Hat Trick: January 2, 2006. Luke Fulghum. Marlies 6, Cleveland Barons 1. Most goals scored in a game: 10: February 8, 2009. Marlies 10, Grand Rapids Griffins 5. February 27, 2016. Marlies 10, Rochester Americans 5. List of ice hockey teams in Ontario Official website
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
New Glasgow is a town in Pictou County, in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It is situated on the banks of the East River of Pictou, which flows into Pictou Harbour, a sub-basin of the Northumberland Strait; the town's population was 9,075 in the 2016 census. New Glasgow is at the centre of the province's fourth largest urban area; the New Glasgow census agglomeration includes the smaller adjacent towns of Stellarton and Trenton as well as adjacent rural areas of the county. Scottish immigrants, including those on the ship Hector in 1773, settled the area of the East River of Pictou during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Deacon Thomas Fraser first settled the area at the head of navigation on the East River of Pictou in 1784; the settlement was named "New Glasgow", after Glasgow in Scotland, in 1809, the same year its first trading post was developed. The discovery of large coal deposits in the East River valley during the early 19th century saw New Glasgow, at the head of navigation develop into a manufacturing and port community.
In 1829, a horse-drawn tramway was built using standard gauge rails from the settlement of Albion Mines to a wharf near New Glasgow. This was the first use of standard gauge rails in. On September 19, 1839, the Albion Railway was opened from Albion Mines to New Glasgow, hauling coal wagons behind steam locomotives such as the Samson along the west bank of the East River of Pictou; this was the second steam-powered railway in what would become Canada and the first to use iron rails. The railway was extended north to a coal loading pier at Dunbar's Point on May 14, 1840. In 1840, George MacKenzie started the town's first shipbuilding company, which built or owned 34 vessels. In June 1867, the Nova Scotia Railway opened its "Eastern Line" from Truro through New Glasgow to its terminus at the passenger and cargo wharf in Pictou Landing. In 1882 the "Eastern Extension" of the Intercolonial Railway was opened from New Glasgow to Mulgrave on the Strait of Canso, placing New Glasgow on the mainline between Cape Breton Island and the North American rail network.
Economic development in New Glasgow was driven by the steel industry in neighbouring Trenton and shipping in Pictou and Pictou Landing, coal mining in Stellarton and Westville. After World War I, the famous New York sculptor J. Massey Rhind was commissioned to make the Nova Scotia Highlander soldier cenotaph. In 1946, New Glasgow was the setting for an important civil rights case when Viola Desmond challenged racial segregation of New Glasgow's Roseland Theatre. New Glasgow became a service centre for the county during the late 20th century as shopping centres and residential development was spurred by the construction of Highway 104. In 2016, Moneysense ranked New Glasgow as number 219 in Canada's best places to live. Talk of amalgamating the 6 municipal units in Pictou County has increased in recent years. Among the reasons for this, small towns adjacent to New Glasgow are having a hard time coping financially on their own due to the declining economy. Pictou County has the most politicians per capita in Canada.
With the Government of Nova Scotia having amalgamated Halifax County, Cape Breton County, Queens County into regional municipalities, Pictou County residents feel it is only a matter of time before that concept is introduced in Pictou County. The two most suggested scenarios involve amalgamating the entire county into a single regional municipality, or amalgamating the upper East River towns into a single larger town. After several months of public backlash a vote was held and the public spoke against amalgamation killing any possibility of a future merger. New Glasgow is located on Nova Scotia's north shore, 165 kilometres northeast of Halifax, 110 kilometres west of the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton and 20 kilometres south of the Prince Edward Island ferry at Caribou; the town can be accessed from several exits off the Trans Canada Highway. It is in the Atlantic Time Zone, four hours behind UTC. New Glasgow is divided by a tidal estuary with brackish water; the three lane George Street bridge is the only vehicle crossing within town limits and is considered the main entrance into the downtown core on the east side of the river.
The closest bridges out of town are the Trenton Connector to the north, the Trans Canada Highway to the south and Bridge Avenue to the south. Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies New Glasgow's climate as humid continental, with rainy and snowy cold winters and warm humid summers; the highest temperature recorded in New Glasgow was 36.0 °C on 10 August 2001. The coldest temperature recorded was −39.4 °C on 2 February 1961. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of New Glasgow recorded a population of 9,075 living in 4,208 of its 4,640 total private dwellings, a change of −5.1% from its 2011 population of 9,562. With a land area of 9.96 km2, it had a population density of 911.1/km2 in 2016. Mother tongue language South EndThe southeastern part of the town is located on the east bank of the East River north of the unincorporated community of Plymouth and west of the unincorporated community of Priestville, it is commercial and centred upon East River Road.
The Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow