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Title:
The puck starts here : the origin of Canada's great winter game, ice hockey
Author:
Vaughan, Garth.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Fredericton, N.B. : Goose Lane Editions, [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
210 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
General Note:
Co-published by Four East Publications.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780864922120

9780920427460
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV848.4.C2 V38 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

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.


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