History of Ice Hockey

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The number of sites available online for this topic is enormous.  This site can not and does not index all available resources.  The following does provide some idea of what is available online and will hopefully be a good starting point for a more extensive search.

Category:History of ice hockey __ You will find a couple of indexed pages along with a large click-to-enlarge ice hockey photo gallery. - illustrated - From wikimedia.org - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:History_of_ice_hockey

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/ 


The History of Ice Hockey __ You will find several resources about the history of ice hockey. - From About.com - http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blhockey.htm 

History 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

The History Of Ice Hockey Uniforms __ "Today NHL jerseys are an important part of any ice hockey match because this is how fans show their solidarity. This merchandise has come a long way since the beginning of the NHL in 1917 as you will see how the uniforms have changed over the last century."  A brief look at the history of NHL hockey uniforms. - From streetdirectory.com - http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/39906/recreation_and_sports/the_history_of_ice_hockey_uniforms.html

History of Ice Hockey | USA Ice Hockey __ Brief overview of the history of ice hockey along with rules, general information and a lot more. - illustrated - From ulhockey.com - http://ulhockey.com/?p=7

The History Of Ice Hockey. Where The Game Began. __ A brief overview of ice hockey history with links to related subjects. - From athleticscholarships.net - http://www.athleticscholarships.net/history-of-ice-hockey.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 ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Persians, Romans, and Arabs."  Why all these ice-free locations? - From collegesportsscholarships.com - http://www.collegesportsscholarships.com/history-hockey.htm 

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/

The Rules And History Of Ice Hockey. __ A brief overview of the history of ice hockey along with links to related subjects. - From collegesportsscholarships.com - http://www.collegesportsscholarships.com/history-ice-hockey.htm


SportsKnowHow.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 - http://www.sportsknowhow.com/hockey/history/hockey-history.shtml 

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/


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