Canadian Hockey History Box Set

Alex Poulton & Darcy Norman

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A must have from the roots of hockey to the game we now love.

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.

Specifications+

Format
Paperback
ISBN-13
9781897277768
Language
English
Manufacturer/Publisher
Lone Pine
Author(s)/editor(s)
Alex Poulton & Darcy Norman
Release date
2013-11-13
Brand
n/a
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30771161
UPC
978189727776
SKU
10258176

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