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    Brooklyn Shinny in 1860

    The Brooklyn Skating Club playing Shinny in 1860...
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    Pittsburgh Rink 1900

    This one is from Pittsburgh in 1900.

    http://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/thedigs/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/tumblr_my4meuFnls1rr5swxo5_1280.jpg

    Note: Is the first arena to have glass atound...
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    The first one is New York and the second one is...

    The first one is New York and the second one is Chicago.
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    Early American Skating Rinks

    Here's a few rinks from Chicago in 1865 New York in 1868 and Buffalo in 1869.
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  5. Indoor Ice-Hockey After Montreal (Post-1875)

    Here's a list of other Indoor Hockey Games post-1875.

    Philadelphia in 1878.

    Boston in 1884.

    Deadwood, South Dakota in 1885.
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  6. I found a couple more reference's to indoor...

    I found a couple more reference's to indoor Ice-Hockey in the New York area.

    The first dated Thursday, March 10, 1870 out of the New York World newspaper....
  7. I couldn't post this properly(Brooklyn game in...

    I couldn't post this properly(Brooklyn game in 1871) so here it is again http://www.hockeyforums.net/uploads/monthly_2016_11/Screenshot_20161112-085224.thumb.png.e7fa9dd866d5c7d06b56f783240c2c05.png...
  8. Indoor Ice-Hockey Before Montral (Pre-1875)

    An interesting page from the book on earlier(pre-1875) indoor hockey.

    "In 1863, one of the first covered ice rinks in Canada was erected at the Horticultural Gardens in Halifax. Dartmouth...
  9. Hurley on Ice Elsingburgh Colony 1685

    This is from a book written in 1836 referring to 1685 and in my guess is the first time the white settlers played hockey...

    " When the gay groups had finished their rounds in the village, the ice...
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    Also... "The Eskimos were good skaters, often...

    Also...

    "The Eskimos were good skaters, often going the distance to the next village, eighty miles, entirely on skates. The skates were made from old pieces of iron or steel that were picked up...
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    Mystery Alaska

    A little history of how the Eskimo of Alaska lived and games they used to play before contact with the Europeans...

    " Nelson listed thirty-seven recreational activities which he found amoung the...
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    Shinny Central Park NYC 1868

    "Skating is not, in the present year of our Lord, my best forte. But strong heart said " Go it ! " Obeyed injunction," and went it. Gracious, but how easy ! Just like falling off a log — only a...
  13. Dutch Kolven on Ice Skates being Played in Albany, New York in 1657

    In 1657 on the Hudson River, Fort Orange now Albany, NY skaters reportedly played Kolven on ice which is an old fashion form golf invented by the Dutch in the mid-1500's.

    ''In the year 1657 Claes...
  14. I've just received a new PDF from Lisa Laughy of...

    I've just received a new PDF from Lisa Laughy of St.Paul's School.
    Again the file is too large to attach here so feel free to send me a private message and I'll send you a copy.

    ...
  15. I took the following excerpt from The...

    I took the following excerpt from The International Journal of the History of Sport-The Making of American Ice Hockey 1860-1915.

    Note:
    The first rules were actually written for Field Hockey but...
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    Finally got it figured out. The First indoor...

    Finally got it figured out.

    The First indoor game of Hockey in British Columbia was actually in the Sandon Rink in early February
    1897 between the Black's and the White's resulting in a 6-3...
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    [QUOTE=jamesdylanlaverance;278134]And also...

    [QUOTE=jamesdylanlaverance;278134]And also correction:
    The First indoor game of Hockey in British Columbia was actually in the Sandon Rink in January of
    1897 between the Black's and the White's...
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    And also correction: The First indoor game of...

    And also correction:
    The First indoor game of Hockey in British Columbia was actually January of
    1897 also holding a four team tournament later in February that year....
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    My bad I can't edit post so.... The real...

    My bad I can't edit post so....
    The real birthplace of Organized Hockey in BC was actually in Vancouver on January 17th 1893.
    https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18930118uvic/18930118
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    British Columbia Hockey Origins

    http://klhs.bc.ca/wp-content/gallery/first-decade-kaslo/im_a0015.jpg
    The birthplace of hockey in BC isn't exactly clear but there have been quite a bit of references to the game in BC.
    Firstly...
  21. The Evolution of Hockey at St.Paul's School 1856-Present

    My latest article on Hockey Evolution in New Hampshire...




    https://jamesdylanlaverance.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/the-evolution-of-hockey-at-st-pauls-school/
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    Also found a reference to shinny being played...

    Also found a reference to shinny being played during the Civil War in 1862.

    "Along the central Mississippi River valley, only the rebel forts at New Madrid and
    Island No. 10 continued to defy the...
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    Early Hockey in Missouri

    Did you know shinny was played in Missouri in 1848.

    I was reading an old book called Sam Clemens of Hannibal and found this page.

    "On Glasscock's Island(Hannibal, Missouri) across from the...
  24. Besides i found references to shinny being played...

    Besides i found references to shinny being played at harvard as far back as the 1840's.
    It states

    "He studied at Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard, but left school after losing an
    eye while...
  25. I think you might be right about the field hockey...

    I think you might be right about the field hockey sticks.
    Bandy was also played around this time.
    Shinny on ice was played prior to this time in Kingston and nova scotia,
    and in concord nh so I...
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    I think you might be right about the field hockey sticks.
    Bandy was also played around this time.
    Shinny on ice was played prior to this time in Kingston and nova scotia,
    and in concord nh so I...
  27. Skating Scene on Jamaica Pond West Roxbury Mass 1859.

    Here's an early image of Hockey being played outside Boston in 1859.
    https://susanbarsy.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/jamaica-pond-ice-skaters1.jpg
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    Ice polo

    "Polo came to the U.S. in 1876, and to Newport, R.I., not too long after that. Roller skating was already in vogue there, and by 1878 young men had reasoned that skates were cheaper than horses, and...
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    Boston College Hockey Roots

    Hi just came across this article .

    ''Boston College Hockey Began in 1880 Has Become Extremely Popular Game
    Attracts In Spite of Hoop Competition
    By FRANK ROGERSON KELLY
    In Spring a young man's...
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    Also... "In the winter when the weather was...

    Also...

    "In the winter when the weather was cold and the ice firm the student might tuck
    his skates under his arm and set out for Stony Brook or the Millstone River.
    If he were from the north...
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    Early Philadelphia Hockey 1785?

    Hi.Just found this article interesting

    Move over Canada: Evidence shows hockey was born in Philly ...
    www.philabright.com/.../move-over-canada-evidence-shows-hockey-was-born-in...
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    Hockey In New Jersey

    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/s/?view=att&th=148fadb4491b240c&attid=0.1&disp=attd&realattid=8cb338862973344e_0.1&safe=1&zw

    Hi I just happened to come across this interesting book and painting...
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    Original Madison Square Garden

    Hi found this snippet of msg from 1893.

    The first indoor rink to have permanent seating and indoor lighting.
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    As early as 1879, he established an "artificial ice" skating rink in Madison Square...
  34. Very interesting. Thanks

    Very interesting.
    Thanks
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    news article on hockey

    HockeyGods: Home
    www.hockeygods.com

    Check out this fascinating article on bone skates.
  36. Really! Didn't know about any Army-RMC...

    Really! Didn't know about any Army-RMC rivalry.cool!
    Wonder about Queen's-RMC games and other colleges too(McGill, Harvard,Yale etc)
    being played their annually?
  37. Historical Kingston Skating Rinks

    Hi
    I've put together a chronology and history of skating rinks in Kingston.

    Although most of their early rinks were built for curling only.(1850-1889)(1)

    In 1862 G.A Kirkpatrick built a large...
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    The Kiowa History of Hockey

    Hi just passing on some info I found on the net.

    Seems to me that the Kiowa Indians living in the Black Hills of South Dakota
    were playing a precursor game to hockey
    around the 1740's and maybe...
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    Sorry forgot my quote from this book from 1933. ...

    Sorry forgot my quote from this book from 1933.

    " It has a history which goes back to the Iroquois tribes. Explorers entering the valley of the St. Lawrence in 1740 saw the Indians playing a form...
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    OK good to know... Except I have found earlier...

    OK good to know... Except I have found earlier references dating back to 1933?
    Don't think anything was altered or changed since then and I believe that my references are correct and it only makes...
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    Thanks for backing me bobby I appreciate your...

    Thanks for backing me bobby I appreciate your help.
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    Historical Hockey News Article

    Check out my new article here.

    Ice Hockey Roots Deep in American Indian Culture by James ...
    * * * * *www.manataka.org/page2773.html
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    Great thank you.

    Great thank you.
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    Earliest Hockey Game?

    Did*you know that the Iroquois native american tribe was reported to play one of the earliest hockey games in 1740?

    Probably played on bone skates on the St.Lawrence river in between Canada and...
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    Shinny and Lacrosse origins

    Hi I am currently working on some hockey - related research.
    I've discovered that shinny is an old native american game played before the European arrival circa. 1500. Also* lacrosse is a french...
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    Early hockey roots

    Hi it's me again Jamie would like to share more info.
    In my findings I've came across some interesting information.
    In South Dakota around the early 1700's the Lakota Sioux were played stick-ball...
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    Hello,my name is James Laverance and I would like...

    Hello,my name is James Laverance and I would like to share some info on the evolution of ice hockey.I've researched both Canadian and American perspective's.

    From frozen ponds to the present...
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