March 21 - NHL.doc

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Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies
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March 21Post WW1 and HockeyPromotion of activities such as dancing gymnastics weight lifting coed skiingFunding came from public taxesHockey Night In CanadaNHL is good example of the rise of pro sports in CanadaAmateur OriginsthEarly 19 C stickandball games on ice brought by British soldiers1870s ice hockey first played in montreal the cradle of Canadian sportsRules rugby football and lacrosse1879 McGill Uni Hockey Club first organized team1886 AHACfirst national association with reps from quebec city montreal and Ottawa1890 OHA established by group of colleges universities and military and athletic clubs1880s90s governor general lord StanleyDonated a trophy worth 50 dollars in 1893 as a challenge cup to amateur playersStick and ball games on ice came about from northern EnglandthBritish soldiers brought these games with them in the early 19 century1870sfirst time ice hockey was played in montreal It was played under Mcgill rulesThe rules were derived from rugby football and lacrosseGoalie wasnt allowed to fall on the puck and there was no goal lineIn 1879 the first organized hockey team was the McGill University Hockey Club
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