Rexall Place Edmonton

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Rexall Place is an indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada situated on the north side of Northlands. It is currently the home to the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, and the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL. It is the second oldest NHL arena behind Madison Square Garden, which opened in 1968.HistoryWhen the arena opened on November 10, 1974, it was known as Northlands Coliseum to house the World Hockey Association Oilers, named after the nonprofit organization that still owns the arena today. Then it became the Edmonton Coliseum in 1995, and Skyreach Centre in 1998, before it changed to its current name during the middle of the 2003–04 NHL season when its naming rights were purchased by the Rexall medicine company, a subsidiary of Katz Group Canada. The Katz Group now owns the Oilers and the Oil Kings through a subsidiary.The arena was used to host games in the 1981 and 1984 Canada Cup hockey tournaments, including Game 2 of the 1984 finals between Canada and Sweden. In the 1995 World Junior Championships, which were held in various cities and towns throughout Alberta, Edmonton Coliseum was the site of several games, including Canada’s 6–3 victory over Finland on New Year’s Day. The arena was one of the venues for the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

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