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They say there is going to be a little hockey game.
02-23-2014, 04:30 AM #16
Softy Incognito Anonymous
Yeah,,,Finland knocked the Russians out of the Olympics in Sochi,,,

Now they denied the USA a bronze medal,,,


glad I am not Finland...

02-23-2014, 08:27 AM #17
whaler Double Smoked Timbit
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(02-23-2014, 04:26 AM)Softy Wrote:  So,,,I have begun doing some research on the game called,,,"hockey",,,

no one is sure of its origin,,,or where the name came from,,,


History of Ice Hockey

The game of ice hockey probably evolved from the game of field hockey that was played in Northern Europe for hundreds of years. The modern version of ice-hockey finds its origins in the rules laid down by a Canadian named J G Creighton. His rules were implemented in the first game of ice hockey played in Montreal, Canada in the year 1875.

In fact, the “rink” or the playing area for ice hockey was actually used in the game called “curling” in Scotland during the 18th century. Initially there were as many as thirty players for each side and the goals were two stones frozen on one end of the ice. The rules for the game of ice hockey were drafted at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in the year 1879. Ice hockey found its way to the US in the year 1893. By the early 1900s, the sport had become prevalent in parts of Europe including the UK.
- See more at: http://www.historyofhockey.net/history_o...CUMOv.dpuf

Legend has it that a Canadian by the name of Pierre Lapin introduced the game of ice-hockey. He would implement a crooked stick to help him walk comfortably over the surface of the ice. This particular stick, also known as the first stick is now kept in the Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto. He swung the stick at a piece of a frozen beaver bladder and came up with the idea of ice hockey. The bladder fell short of a small bay which was an imitation of the goal post. Soon the whole idea developed into a game of ice hockey and many people began to play the game of hockey on the snow and icy area. The then Prime Minister Stanley Park decided to form a league of talented player and offer a prize to the winning team. A tea pot was offered as the prize. The prize soon began to set a trend for future games. In 1926, the National Hockey League (NHL) emerged unquestionably as the top league in North America and took official control of the cup. The tea-pot shaped prize now known as the Stanley cup is the most coveted trophy in the world of ice-hockey. - See more at: http://www.historyofhockey.net/history_o...CUMOv.dpuf

02-23-2014, 09:32 AM #18
Softy Incognito Anonymous
Hi Whaler,

Thanks for that link,,,still a lot I don't know about the "game",,,

used to watch Hockey down here when I was about nine,,,

knew all the rules,,,so,,,just messing around,,,also used to do the

gold prospecting thing down here as well,,,dry washing etc.,,,

but wised up and used a modified Minelab detector with a

Nugget Finder coil,,,don't have to move so much dirt,,,anyway,,,

good gold!!!,,,off topic,,,as usual,,,and Good Luck Sunday Canada!!!,,,

well,,,now that you are playing the Swedes,,,

looks like you own this sport,,,so,,,no excuses now ya hear???,,,

Field hockey was reportedly played even before the birth of Christ. Basically known as the “ball and stick” game, it was played since ancient times in places diverse as Rome, Scotland, Egypt and South America. The game was referred to in different names but the basic idea of playing the game was the same. The most apt used term was “Hockie” by the Irish. Though the term was coined centuries ago, the word found its way through to the present generation.

In the 17th and the early 18th century England, the game acquired a fiercely competitive and chaotic form. Villages would compete against their neighboring hamlets and there were nearly 100 players in one team. The game was a matter of pride and manhood; so the game acquired a dangerous form. The game would last for half a month and many players would end up injured and grievously hurt. The umpires were there but they were more of mute spectators, who would make a call only if a team asked them to.

After some years, common sense and a logical and organized approach to the game came into play with the introduction of revision of rules. The game was limited to 30 players for each team.


wow,,,wonder if they have a youtube of that...

The first year that Hockey was played in the Olympics was in the year 1908. Only men were permitted to play the game. It was only in the year 1980, that women got the opportunity to play Hockey in the Olympics. Ice hockey was played in early April of 1920 as a part of the Olympic Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium. The tournament was also famous for being the first World Hockey Championship. Canada was the clear cut winner in the championship. The first Olympic Winter Games are held in Chamonix, France, in the year 1924 with Canada winning all five games.

02-23-2014, 09:48 AM #19
whaler Double Smoked Timbit
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beercheer.gifwave.gif no problem Softy I'm here to help chuckle.gif
İmage İmage beercheer.gifcheers.gifchuckle.gif
02-23-2014, 11:28 AM #20
Below Average Genius Member
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(02-23-2014, 12:53 AM)Octo Wrote:  
(02-23-2014, 12:24 AM)Below Average Genius Wrote:  Deleted.

Pretty much, yes.



chuckle.gif Ew that's cold!

The Americans look like the Keystone Cops in that photo. Looking everywhere, t quote Elmer Fudd, "Which way did he go! Which way did he go!"

Pray for me. hug.gif



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