Hockey is actually an ancient sport. Although Europeans are generally credited for putting the game on ice skates in Canada, forms of the game including a ball or puck and sticks were being played as early as 2500 BC in Mesopotamia. African-Canadian sons of former U.S. slaves are credited with some innovations such as the slap shot and athletic goal tending, but they did not invent the sport. Two of the best books on this subject were written by brothers George and Darril Fosty. 'Splendid is the Sun: The 5,000 Year History of Hockey' is the authoritative work on the origins of the game. By the same authors, "Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey Lague of the Maritimes, 1895-1925" is by far the best and most fascinating account of the early contributions of black men to the modern professional game.
It boosted the American's feel of national pride, especially after the 1970's.
ice because they live in ice
Augustus Jackson invented several flavors of ice cream but it is not documented which, and he never filed a patent for them. He is known as the 'Father of Ice Cream'.
He was ice skating at a pond in Milton when he fell through the ice and died in 1787.
All canadians voted for ice hockey to be the canadian national sport
no. ontario does not have a natinal sport. hockey is the national sport of canada
Yes, but it's not the only one. Up until 1994, Lacrosse was the only national sport. Today The National Sports of Canada Act recognizes Lacrosse as the country's national summer sport and Ice Hockey as the national winter sport.
National Hockey League ice hockey
Lacrosse is the Canadian national pastime and ice hockey is the national sport
Quite frankly it is ice hockey!!
Canada's National Sport was declared as Lacrosse. However, now the national sport of Canada is shared by lacrosse and Ice Hockey as of 1994.
Ice hockey is a team played sport on ice using a skate and a stick to shoot and this is the national sports of Canada. ItÕs been developed in the year 1700s to 1800s in the United Kingdom and been a national sport in 1875.