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This day in Vancouver history: Oct. 6, 2002

After walking along a red carpet, Queen Elizabeth II dropped the ceremonial first puck before an exhibition NHL game between the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks at GM Place.

The then-76-year-old monarch, who last attended a hockey game in 1951 years ago, then watched the first period of the game.

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The Queen was in Vancouver with her husband, Prince Philip, as part of a 12-day Golden Jubilee tour of Canada, celebrating the 50th anniversary of her rule.

The home team won the game 3-2 after two goals from Fedor Fedorov and one from Ed Jovanovski.

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