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05-28-2014, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary Gillman View Post
Yes, and I'm new at this, but from what I've gleaned, the 1797 painting or illustration shows the same thing (at least) on an English river, i.e., 14 years earlier. The painting is not titled with the name hockey but the Pictou reference to ice hurley doesn't use the term hockey either. So it seems a "wash" except the English practice was older, no?

Another significance of the 1797 painting is the depiction of a bung and/or puck.
It's the earliest evidence of a puck being used rather than a hurley or field hockey ball.

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