The good old (Scottish?) hockey game -

The good old (Scottish?) hockey game

Earlier version of hockey played in 1700s Scotland, say researchers


It seems the birthplace of hockey wasn’t in the 1800s in Windsor, Nova Scotia, or Deline, N.W.T., but someplace in Scotland in the late 1700s, according to two hockey-history researchers from Sweden. The historians have also determined that a rudimentary form of the British Isles’ stick and ball sport, which evolved to become hockey as we now know it, was played in New York and Philadelphia before it was recorded being played in Canada.

Vancouver Sun

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