Frank McCool Arena

Frank McCool Arena Exterior renovations
The exterior renovations were done in October of 2011

The arena was named after Francis McCool (27 October 1918 – 20 May 1973). He was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League. He was born in Calgary, Alberta. (1)

In the 1944-45 season, rookie goaltender Frank McCool had an amazing run with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He lead all NHL goaltenders in games played, 50, and minutes played, 3000. He posted a 24-22-4 record and a 3.22 average. He lead the league in shutouts with 4. In the playoffs, he was in the net for 13 games, winning 8 and losing 5. Of his 8 victories, 4 were shutouts. On April 22, 1945, McCool would out battle Detroit's Harry Lumley to win game 7 of the Cup final 2-1. Besides winning the big prize, McCool won the Calder Memorial Trophy. Not bad for an opening act. (2)

Frank McCool (2)

Front entrance. (3)

Alberta Siding Projects was proud to be a part of the historical restoration of this arena for Reed Atwood Builders in Calgary. They removed the old exterior, installed new plywood sheathing and new CertainTeed siding to give it the finished look it has today.

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Arena Exterior before and after
The West wall facing the park



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