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Time Traveller: North Van kids get a lesson from a former NHL star

Clint Smith won a Stanley Cup and earned the Lady Byng Trophy twice while playing for New York and Chicago from 1936 to 1947

With the NHL season fast approaching, here is a photo of a former NHL centreman Clint Smith coaching a group of young skaters at the dedication ceremony of the Capilano Winter Club in February of 1956.

Smith played for the New York Rangers for seven seasons starting in 1936, winning the Stanley Cup in 1940 and the Lady Byng Trophy twice. He finished his career with Chicago and then retired to Vancouver to coach.

He was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991 and was one of the founding members of the B.C. Hockey Benevolent Association.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open by appointment only. Contact: [email protected]

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