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The Sports Archives – The History Of Hockey In Canada

The following is a timeline which marks some of the most famous historical events that were instrumental in the evolvement of the sport of hockey in Canada.   The game was first called shinny or hurly and was played in Nova … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives History Lesson – Hockey’s Multi-Goal Power Play

Prior to 1956 in the NHL, a player taking a penalty was required to ‘do’ his time regardless of how many goals the opposing team scored while the player was in the box. Teams of the 1940’s and 1950’s, such … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives History Lesson – Hockey Goalie Mask

On November 1, 1959, Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadians decided that he would protect himself by introducing the goalie mask. Today, with only a few rare exceptions, all goalies wear masks or some type of cage protection. Some goalies … Continue reading

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