The Pioneer Arena on Logan Avenue is now the Charlie Gardiner Arena.
It was renamed today in honour of the Winnipeg goaltender who won a Stanley Cup with the 1934 Chicago Blackhawks.
Gardiner also won the Vezina trophy in 1932.
“He had some pretty amazing accomplishments in his short life. There has been a heritage of sports in our family for years and it’s a great culmination of a lot of work to have this happen today,” said Gardiner’s great-niece, Pam Poulter-Friesen.
A city committee voted unanimously to name the arena after Gardiner.
Gardiner died of tonsillitis shortly after his Stanley Cup victory.
© 2018 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.