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The Cradle of Hockey | Birthplace of Hockey | Long Pond, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada
__ Windsor, Nova Scotia, is the birthplace of Canadian hockey. The "Long Pond" can still be seen on Howard Dill's property.
- illustrated - From gameofhockey.com - http://www.gameofhockey.com/
of Ice Hockey __ "European immigrants brought various
versions of hockey-like games to North America, such as the Scottish
sport of shinty and the closely-related Irish sport of hurling, as well
as the game of hockey itself (as in versions of field hockey) played in
England." An encyclopedic article with links to related
materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hockey#History
History of Ice Hockey __ Here is a view of the
game's history from the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame. You will find
a lot of material and may want to spend some time. - illustrated - From
Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame - http://www.tampere.fi/jaakiekkomuseo/history.htm
Ice Hockey History. Historical Facts About Hockey.
__ "Hockey has been played in some form or other for 100s of years. It is thought to be 1 of the earliest sports in the world, and was played by the
Egyptians, Persians, Romans, and Arabs."
Why all these ice-free locations? - From collegesportsscholarships.com -
Ice Hockey History Time Line - A quick look at ice hockey history ...
__ "Ice hockey as we know it is first played in either Windsor, Nova Scotia, Kingston, Ontario or Montreal, Quebec, depending on who you believe and
how you read the evidence." A timeline with links to related
materials. - From about.com - http://proicehockey.about.com/od/history/a/history_timelin.htm
Nova Scotian and Canadian Hockey History
__ "Tap into the romance of the game. Check out the roots of
Canada's great official winter sport. This web site is your definitive
guide to the origin of ice hockey - a real treasure trove of information
of the early game, photos of teams, players and equipment."
An overview. - illustrated - From birthplaceofhockey.com - http://www.birthplaceofhockey.com/
- History of Ice Hockey - Page 1 of 2 __ "The history of
hockey is almost as messy as some of the fights on the ice of pro hockey
rinks. Some historians trace the game back to hurley, an Irish field
game that was played year round with a ball and a stick." - From sportsknowhow.com
The World Hockey Association __ You will find a
variety of historic information here about the defunct World Hockey
Association. Information includes such things as individual team
histories, league history and notable people. - illustrated - From Ryan
Hoffman - http://www.geocities.com/Pipeline/5206/