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The Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes was the first league to...

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03-25-2011, 03:12 AM
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The Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes was the first league to...

.... Was the first league to allow goalies to drop down to block the puck.

http://www.birthplaceofhockey.com/ho...story.html#top

I saw this posted on another sight by someone and I thought it was a cool fact.

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I have never even heard of this league...

did some googling... pretty interesting stuff

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The first slapshot too? Wow.

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I would hesitate to accept such claims at face value without specific evidence being presented. It's on Garth Vaughan's site, after all, and his claim that Windsor NS is the "birthplace of hockey" is dubious at best. Other people have claimed that the Coloured League should be considered a "major league", which is again a dubious claim.

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