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a hockey puck...

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Q: What did they use for a hockey puck in the old days?
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What did the 1980 winter games puck look like?

It looked like an ordinary hockey puck you would use in an NHL game.

What was used to hit the puck in hockey before hockey sticks were made?

A odd as it may sound, people used to use just long pieces of wood, like a tree branch. My son says that broomsticks were used as makeshift hockey sticks in the early days.

Why is a hockey puck called a puck?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "puck" is derived from the Scottish Gaelic "puc" or the Irish "poc" which mean to poke, punch or deliver a blow.These words were used in the game of hurling. Scottish and Irish settlers to Canada played hurling and probably used these terms in connection with the game. According to some accounts, early hockey was essentially "hurling on ice", so the name was probably used for the object, "the puck" as used in early hockey. The OED gives the earliest written use of the word in 1891, in Canada, by which time hockey was well-established. An old Canadian word for informal hockey is "shinny" which comes from Scottish "shinty", the Scottish form of hurling.

Why is hockey called hockey?

The name "hockie" (now Hockey) seems to have been first recorded in Ireland in 1527 and probably comes from the French word "hoquet" meaning "shepherds crook". It's called hockey (Ice or Roller) because it is a variation of Field Hockey (Offical Name Hockey, formally known as Field Hockey). Some also say that in the old days, when hockey was being invented, they had to use the only part of the livestock that they couldn't sell at market, the boney Hock. The Hock is the horse or cow equivelant of our heel. The other more stupid version is that it was going to be called puckie because of the puck. But in one game a hawk flew down and took the puck from the ice because it thought it was a small animal. So they called it "hawk-y" or hockey.

Which goalie shocked the hockey world in 1959 by deciding to use a hockey mask?

Jacques Plante, who insisted upon wearing his mask during NHL games after a puck broke his nose.

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