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MY VIEWS ON THE GREAT HISTORY OF HOCKEY AROUND THE WORLD


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by HISTORY BUFF on August 9th, 2013
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A History of Hockey In Video Games KEEP READING »

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by HISTORY BUFF on December 25th, 2012
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The NHL and the Hockey Hall of Fame have never heard of Barry Wilmont. However, the Copenhagen man is telling an intriguing tale of how he played a major role in replicating the Stanley Cup in 1963, helping to unravel some of the mysterious history involving one of Canada's most venerable symbols. Wilmont, a Canadian-born artist who has lived in the Danish capital for most of his ... KEEP READING »

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by HISTORY BUFF on November 3rd, 2012
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Layin' on the Lumber - The CCM Hockey Stick The first recorded production of hockey sticks in Canada was carried out by the Mi'kmaq natives of Nova Scotia, who carved them out of a wood called hornbeam, also known as ironwood because of its strength. When the hornbeam was used up, the carvers turned to yellow birch. The early sticks looked like field-ho... KEEP READING »

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by HISTORY BUFF on October 13th, 2012
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James Thomas Sutherland (10 October 1870 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada – September 30, 1955 in Kingston) was a Canadian ice hockey player, coach, administrator, and developer. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Often referred to as the “Father of Hockey”, Sutherland was an ardent supporter of the game who worked dilige... KEEP READING »

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by HISTORY BUFF on January 21st, 2012
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Roller Polo and Ice Polo started in the early 1880s. Roller Skating was a very popular sport throughout the world in the 1870s and 1880s, and Ice Skating was also very popular in the Northern Regions throughout the World. The Polo Players from both Ice & Roller Polo were the 1st to use a actual net that stopped the balls  after being shot into the net. The nets also prevented any pa... KEEP READING »

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