A History of Hockey in Canada

A History of Hockey in Canada

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When British soldiers began settling in early Canada, their sporting traditions blended with a Mi'kmaq game to create a new sport that evolved into hockey. A History of Hockey in Canada traces hockey's roots from those first steps on the frozen ponds of eastern Canada to the modern game we know and love: * Games that were the precursors to modern hockey were oochamkunutk (Mi'kmaq), shinty (Scottish), hurling (Irish) and bandy (English) * From the ponds of Windsor, Nova Scotia, to Kingston, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec, a new game evolved, and in March 1875, the first organized game of hockey was played in Montreal * The Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia were the first popular craftsmen of sticks; their MicMac brand was the stick of choice for professional hockey players until the early 20th century * Referees first used cowbells to call plays, and only switched to whistles when people began bringing their own cowbells to games * Goalie Jacques Plante was the first to use a mask regularly after taking a puck to the face on November 1, 1959 * A must for the hockey fan. Anyone fascinated by Canada's sports history will want to have this book.
Publisher: [Montreal, Quebec] : OverTime Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781897277560
Characteristics: 255 p. ;,21 cm.

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