No. It was actually a tennis ball. The first "puck" was a ball with the top and bottom chopped off.
Ice hockey is played using a puck not a ball.
It's Called a Hockey Puck not Ball. Plus The Hockey pucks are made of Rubber.
why does an ice-hockey puck have less friction than a ball rolling on the ground?
In the UK, we call them 'hockey pucks' or just 'puck'