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In the 1860s a round rubber ball was used instead of a puck. There's a story that during a certain Canadian game the balls would fly out of the rink so often that the manager of the rink sliced the top and bottom off the ball to make it more manageable.

Some sources date the year as 1872.

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Since the first game was ever played there obviously had to be some sort of rules. However, the first set of formal hockey rules was published by Mr. J. G. A. Creighton in Montreal way back in 1877. Obviously, over the years, rules have been changed, refined and new rules invented as the game evolved into what it is today.

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Like most sports, hockey has evolved over the course of a long history. Something resembling hockey has been depicted in 4,000 year old Egyptian carvings, and the official sport as it is known today began to take shape in the 19th century.

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