On The Origin Of Hockey

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On The Origin Of Hockey

Author : Carl Gidén
ISBN : 0993799809
Genre : Hockey
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From the back cover of "On the Origin of Hockey": The debate about the origin of hockey appears to be as old as the debate about the origin of species, though if we compare the number of pages dedicated in every day's newspapers to hockey and those dedicated to animals and plants, the relative importance of each quickly becomes obvious (well, to hockey fans at least). Hockey historians have been looking for the smallest piece of evidence that would reveal the secrets of the origin of hockey. However a wealth of evidence is available - as soon as one starts looking in the right place. This book does not present a new theory based on slivers of evidence. It is a presentation of known facts about the origins of hockey, based on tens of thousands of words, from hundreds of sources, written about hockey played on the ice, with skates, before Montreal's first recorded game. Carl Giden is a medical doctor who has been researching the origins of hockey for more than two decades. He made news in 2008, together with Patrick Houda, when they announced their discovery of a reference to ice hockey played in 1839 on Chippawa Creek (Niagara Falls, Ontario). Sports journalist Patrick Houda has also been researching the origins of hockey for over two decades and teamed up with Giden on several projects since the mid-1990s. It was the two of them who, from Sweden, wrote biographies for the main Canadian pioneers of hockey, including the eighteen players who participated in the first recorded game played in Montreal, in 1875. As a member (past president) of the Society for International Hockey Research, Montreal-region-based Jean-Patrice Martel was most impressed by the findings of Giden and Houda, and always pleaded that they should publish them. The trio finally teamed up to produce this book, with the hopes of reinvigorating the debate on hockey's origins and setting it on sound foundations.
Category: Hockey

Field Hockey

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1156469813
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Goalkeeper, Field hockey stick, Penalty card, History of field hockey, Indoor field hockey, Penalty corner, Drag flick, Minkey, Umpire, Offside, Indian dribble, Chamois grip. Excerpt: In field hockey, each player carries a stick and cannot take part in the game without it. The stick is usually between 36" and 38" long (but this is not defined or restricted) and traditionally made of wood but now almost all the more expensive sticks are composite, that is made of a number of materials. They usually contain a combination of fibreglass, aramid fiber and carbon fibre in varying proportions according to the characteristics (flexibility; stiffness; resistance to impact and abrasion) required. Although the exact origin of field hockey remains unknown, historians have recorded a number of 4,000-year-old drawings found in the tomb at Beni-Hasen in the Nile Valley (Egypt) which showed men playing the sport. Throughout the following centuries, variations of the game were played by a spectrum of cultures ranging from Greeks and Romans to Ethiopians, Indians and Aztecs. In most of these cultures a single wooden stick with a curved end, probably a sapling or a suitable tree branch, immediately available, was used rather than a purpose 'manufactured' sports item. Finally after centuries of different variations of hockey, (including a version in England, sometime prior to 1860, in which. because of the very hilly heathland area in which it was played, a rubber cube and not a ball was used, ) the game became more organised and regularised. By 1886, when an association of clubs was formed and the game became more standardised, the modern game as we know it began (and a white painted cricket ball had become the standard object to play with). The game had also by this time divided into various branches which developed as separate sports...
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Cinema Of Hockey

Author : Iri Cermak
ISBN : 9781476666259
Genre : Performing Arts
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Ice hockey has featured in North American films since the early days. Hockey's sizable cinematic repertoire explores different views of the sport, including the role of aggression, the business of sports, race and gender, and the role of women in the game. This critical study focuses on hockey themes in more than 50 films and television movies from the U.S. and Canada spanning several decades. Depictions of historical games are discussed, including the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" and the 1972 Summit Series. The national myths about hockey players are examined. Production techniques that enhance hockey as on-screen spectacle are covered.
Category: Performing Arts

Hockey S Home

Author : Martin William Jones
ISBN : 1551094088
Genre : Hockey
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Hockey's Home includes a wealth of information about the origins of the great game pf hockey in Nova Scotia with particular emphasis on the role that the community of Dartmouth has played in forming the game.
Category: Hockey

How Hockey Happened

Author : J. William Fitsell
ISBN : 1550823477
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A new book by hockey historian J.W. (Bill) Fitsell puts to rest the longstanding debate over hockey's origin. How Hockey Happened tells the real story of the game's roots. ... How Hockey Happened chronicles in words and pictures the roots of hockey in a number of 19th century stick-ball games -- Native Ameircan gugahawat and European hurlrng, shinty, bandy, and field hockey, as well as North American shinny, ricket, and ice polo. [
Category: Sports & Recreation

From The Beginning

Author : Mignon Mykel
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of Interference and Playmaker Duet comes an emotional novella containing the story of Noah and the love of his life, Ryleigh. This is meant to be read after enjoying Interference and Playmaker Duet. Before the Prescott name became big in the hockey world, there was just Noah Prescott, fighting for a spot on an NHL roster. Never did he imagine a simple note from a shy fan would speed up his world. Join Noah on his recollection of the years he had with the love of his life—before the NHL contract, before the kids, before going back home. This is Noah and Ryleigh...from the beginning.
Category: Fiction

The Puck Starts Here

Author : Garth Vaughan
ISBN : 0864922124
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Want to start a fight? Just ask where hockey was invented. In The Pick Starts Here, Garth Vaughan traces the origin of Canada's great winter game, not to Montreal, not to Kingston, but to Windsor, Nova Scotia, around 1800. Vaughan is not speculating. According to Thomas Chandler Haliburton, as early as 1800, the local version of "He shoots! He scores!" echoed over Windsor's frozen ponds as the boys of King's College School furiously hit a slice from a stick of stove wood towards the opponents' goal with their "hurley" sticks. Soon the youth of Halifax and Dartmouth and the soldiers in the garrisons took up the new sport. By century's end, hockey had spread across Canada, and Lord Stanley had donated his famous cup. This easy-to-read book is illustrated with over 200 pictures. The Puck Starts Here makes thrilling reading for every hockey enthusiast.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Jenny Ellison
ISBN : 9780776626000
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For Canadians, hockey is the game. Shared experiences and memories—lacing up for the first time, shinny on an outdoor rink, Sidney Crosby’s historic goal, or the one scored by Maurice Richard—make hockey more than just a game. While the relationship between hockey and national identity has been studied, where does the game fit into our understanding of multiple, diverse Canadian identities today? This interdisciplinary book considers hockey, both as professional and amateur sport, and both in historical and contemporary context, in relation to larger themes in Canadian Studies, including gender, race/ethnicity, ability, sexuality, geography, and reflects upon all aspects of hockey in Canadian life: play, fandom, sports broadcasting, and community activism. This interdisciplinary scholarly collection is an extension of the “Hockey in Canada: More Than Just a Game” exhibition presented by the Canadian Museum of History. This book is published in English. Includes one chapter in French. - Le hockey est le sport des Canadiens Les expériences et les souvenirs que nous partageons – lacer ses patins pour la toute première fois, jouer une partie de hockey de rue, le but historique marqué par Sidney Crosby, ou celui de Maurice Richard – font du hockey bien plus qu’un sport. Bien que le lien entre hockey et identité nationale ait été étudié, il faut s’interroger sur la place qu’occupe ce sport dans notre compréhension des identités canadiennes diverses et multiples d’aujourd’hui. Cet ouvrage interdisciplinaire explore le hockey tant comme sport professionnel qu’amateur, depuis une approche tantôt historique, tantôt actuelle, en lien avec des problématiques en Études canadiennes, dont le genre, la race et l’ethnicité, la compétence, la sexualité, la géographique, et lance une réflexion sur les divers aspects du hockey dans la vie des Canadiens : le jeu, les supporters, la radiodiffusion, l’activisme communautaire. Cet ouvrage complète l’exposition de « Hockey : Plus qu’un simple jeu », présentée par le Musée canadien de l’histoire. Ce livre est publié en anglais. Comprend un chapitre en français.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Stephen Smith
ISBN : 9781771640916
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Like many a Canadian kid, Stephen Smith was up on skates first thing as a boy, out in the weather chasing a puck and the promise of an NHL career. Back indoors after that didn’t quite work out, he turned to the bookshelf. That’s where, without entirely meaning to, he ended up reading all the hockey books. There was Crunch and Boom Boom, Slashing! and High Stick; there was Max Bentley: Hockey’s Dipsy-Doodle Dandy, Blue Line Murder, and Nagano, a Czech hockey opera. There was Blood on the Ice, Cracked Ice, Fire On Ice, Power On Ice, Cowboy On Ice, and Steel On Ice. In Puckstruck, Smith chronicles his wide-eyed and sometimes wincing wander through hockey’s literature, language, and culture, weighing its excitement and unbridled joy against its costs and vexing brutality. In exploring his own lifelong love of the game, hoping to surprise some sense out of it, he sifts hockey’s narratives in search of hockey’s heart, what it means and why it should distress us even as we celebrate its glories. On a journey to discover what the game might have to say about who we are as Canadians, he seeks to answer some of its essential riddles.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Mike Foley
ISBN : 0822598787
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An introduction to ice hockey, describing the history of the sport, equipment required, and the skills and practice necessary.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Stephen Hardy
ISBN : 9780252050947
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Long considered Canadian, ice hockey is in truth a worldwide phenomenon--and has been for centuries. In Hockey: A Global History, Stephen Hardy and Andrew C. Holman draw on twenty-five years of research to present THE monumental end-to-end history of the sport. Here is the story of on-ice stars and organizational visionaries, venues and classic games, the evolution of rules and advances in equipment, and the ascendance of corporations and instances of bureaucratic chicanery. Hardy and Holman chart modern hockey's "birthing" in Montreal and follow its migration from Canada south to the United States and east to Europe. The story then shifts from the sport's emergence as a nationalist battlefront to the movement of talent across international borders to the game of today, where men and women at all levels of play lace 'em up on the shinny ponds of Saskatchewan, the wide ice of the Olympics, and across the breadth of Asia. Sweeping in scope and vivid with detail, Hockey: A Global History is the saga of how the coolest game changed the world--and vice versa.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Now You Know Hockey

Author : Doug Lennox
ISBN : 9781770703711
Genre : Reference
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As Canadians, we all think we know hockey inside and out, but Doug Lennox, the head referee of Q&A, delivers the score on everything from All-Stars to Zambonis and stickhandles the skinny on who wore the first mask in hockey, how the term hat trick originated, and just where hockey was invented. Along the way, you’ll discover all sorts of fascinating things about the giants of the game, from Jean Beliveau and Sidney Crosby to Gordie Howe and Alexander Ovechkin. Who was the first black player in the NHL? Where did the word deke come from? What was the greatest women’s hockey team of all time? How did the Rocket Richard riot start? Who was the first Russian to play in the NHL? When was the Stanley Cup not awarded? What team beat Canada for the gold medal in the 1936 Winter Olympics?
Category: Reference

Total Hockey

Author : Dan Diamond
ISBN : PSU:000043623334
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Offers a complete statistical record of the NHL players and teams
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Canada S Game

Author : Andrew C. Holman
ISBN : 9780773535978
Genre : Social Science
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Almost every Canadian can hum the original Hockey Night in Canada theme - even those who don't think of themselves as hockey fans. For more than a century, Canadians have seen something of themselves in the sport of hockey. Canada's Game explores the critical aspects of this relationship. Contributors address a broad range of themes in hockey, past and present, including spectacle and spectatorship, the multiple meanings of hockey in Canadian fiction, and the shaping influences of violence, anti-Americanism, and regional rivalry. From the Gardens to the Forum, from the 1936 Olympics to the 1972 Summit Series, from the imagined depictions in Canadian fiction to the fan's-eye view, Canada's Game looks at hockey's ability to reflect Canadian identity.
Category: Social Science


Author : John F. Wukovits
ISBN : 1560067454
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the origin and evolution of the game of hockey including memorable events, key personalities, and the game's history.
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Gateway City Puckchasers

Author : Darin Wernig
ISBN : 9780990723202
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Purchase the hardcover version at www.stlhockeybook.com. Gateway City Puckchasers: The History of Hockey in St. Louis is the first book ever published that details the great hockey tradition in St. Louis, which dates back more than one hundred years. Beginning with the Ice Palace and the World’s Fair Hockey Club and extending to the 2013-14 St. Louis Blues, who had one of the best records in the National Hockey League, every important moment is described. In addition to focusing on all of the teams such as the Flyers, Eagles, Braves, Vipers, River Otters, Chill and Blues, several of the all-time great players and ambassadors of St. Louis hockey receive special focus. While there have been many great moments in Gateway City hockey, some are so indelible that stories alone are not nearly enough. Entire box scores of several games, including the first hockey game played in St. Louis in 1899, are included that details all of the important information.Gateway City Puckchasers also features many rarely seen photographs and drawings which only enhance the stories, as well as color graphics showing the various jerseys the professional teams wore through the years. This is a one-of-a-kind book and is a must have for any St. Louis hockey fan.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Legendary Game Ultimate Hockey Trivia

Author : Tom King
ISBN : 9781426943799
Genre : History
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Tom has been researching hockey For The past 35 years. Throughout his passion for hockey, The Legendary Game - Ultimate Hockey Trivia" includes more than 1000 trivia facts of the history of hockey covering more than 100 years of Canada's favourite sport. This exciting edition chronicals the feats of everybody from the Hall-of-Famers To The infamous. The trivial facts includes everything from the pros to amateurs to international competitions.
Category: History

Hockey For Men And Women

Author : Norman Francis Borrett
ISBN : UIUC:30112002176367
Genre : Field hockey
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Category: Field hockey