Ice Hockey Game played with similar rules as today…

Two teams from Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment played an ice hockey game using similar rules as today, except they played their game in 1855 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Date:
      1855
Name(s):
      Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment
Location:
      Kingston, Ontario, Canada


For More Information:

  • Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment – Wikipedia
    The Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment of the British Army was raised in 1840 for service in Canada.
  • Ice hockey in the United Kingdom – Wikipedia
    Ice hockey was first played in Canada during the early nineteenth century, based on similar sports such as field hockey that were played in Europe.[5] The sport was originally played with a stick and ball, but in 1860 a group of English veterans from the Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment played a game in Kingston, Ontario, utilising a puck for what is believed to be the first time.
  • First indoor hockey game – Wikipedia
    On March 3, 1875, the first recorded indoor ice hockey game took place at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] Organized by James Creighton, who captained one of the teams, the game was between two nine-member teams, using a wooden ‘puck’.
  • Ice Hockey – The Canadian Encyclopedia
    Hockey is Canada’s official national winter sport and perhaps its greatest contribution to world sport. Canada is considered the birthplace of ice hockey, and Canadians generally regard the sport as their own.

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