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05-04-2014, 06:20 PM
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... and heres a good place to start:

Originally Posted by Robert Gordon Orr View Post
In order to understand the complete dynamics of the hockey origins, one has to do research on both sides of the pond... Even though this may not be the appropriate thread to discuss the early years of the sport, it is worth pointing out a few key elements of ice hockey that has its roots in England, like for example:

The first use of the word hockey in connection with the game
• The first puck/bung used in connection with hockey on the ice
• First contemporary report of an actual game between two identified teams
• First goaltenders used
• First referees/umpires used
• First published ice hockey rules
• First published ice hockey rules by an organized sports organization
• First organized ice hockey game

One think that the above facts alone would capture the interest of Canadian hockey researchers.
Kindly provide links for the above as your refuting evidence (without providing any of your own to back it up) whilst being critical of discussions being held herein that is based in part on the following series of articles published in 1943 with quotes culled from the newspapers of the 1870's.

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