Windsor Arena 'the Barn' sees last hockey game

The Windsor Arena, known affectionately as "The Barn," saw its last hockey game Friday night.
An urban mall will eventually replace the 84-year-old hockey arena known as 'The Barn.' (CBC News)

The Windsor Arena, known affectionately as "The Barn," saw its last hockey game Friday night.

The 87-year-old arena played host to the Windsor Lancers who were defeated by the Western Mustangs 5-2.

The third game between the two teams in the best-of-three OUA West men’s hockey final will be on Sunday in London, Ont.

The Barn is one of the oldest indoor hockey rinks with spectator stands; built in 1924 it predates Maple Leaf Gardens.

Along the same lines as Toronto's iconic hockey arena, which is now a Loblaws, the Barn will transform from hockey arena into an urban mall.

The Downtown Windsor Market will have vendor kiosks, a permanent butcher shop, a café and other retail spaces.