Hockey by:jake yalowica

Historical records show that a crude form of the game was played in Egypt 4,000 years ago and in Ethiopia around 1,000 BC.

Various museums offer evidence that a form of the game was played by the Romans and Greeks as well as by the Aztecs several centuries before Columbus arrived in the New World.

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. -Wayne Gretzky

Ice Hockey was not invented, nor did it start on a certain day of a particular year. It originated around 1800, in Windsor, where the boys of Canada’s first college, Kings college school established in 1788, adapted the exciting field game of Hurley to the ice of their favorite skating ponds and originated a new winter game, Ice Hurley. Over a period of decades, Ice Hurley gradually developed into Ice Hockey.

Players began to protect their shins from sticks and pucks by using strips of leather or felt, reinforced with thin lengths of cane.Players began to protect their kneecaps with a large square of leather or canvas, reinforced with felt. Knee and shin pads were later attached together to provide increased protection.

Leather gloves were worn less for protection than to keep a player warm from the outdoor elements. Some gloves added thin sticks of bamboo or rattan positioned over the wrist portion to provide extra protection. They also wore gloves that were made from leather and had padding consisting of animal hair and felt.

The first goaltender to wear leg pads was George Merritt of the Winnipeg Victorias in the 1896 Stanley Cup challenge game against Montreal. Merritt strapped on a pair of cricket pads and posted a 2-0 shutout over the Montreal Victorias.

Players began to use elbow pads made from felt. To protect against falling.

Fred “Cyclone” Taylor, a star player in the early part of the century, is said to be one of the first players to protect his shoulders and back from injury. Taylor took some scraps of felt from a harness shop in his hometown of Renfrew, Ontario and sewed them into his undershirt around the shoulders and down the back.

Wayne Gretsky

Wayne Gretsky is the greatest hockey player of all time with 894 goals, 1487 total games played, 1963 assist, and a 518 plus minus In his NHL career.

He played on the Edmonton Oilers, L.A kings, St. louse Blues, and the New York Rangers
Wayne Gretsky has been an idol for kids all over the world. He has inspired and driven kids all over the world to follow your dreams.



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