Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The first hockey book

Library and Archives Canada have taken what is believed to be the first-ever hockey book, Hockey: Canada's Royal Winter Game, and preserved it with an online edition which is available for anyone to read (now with a flash, page-turning version for the first time).

Originally published in 1899, it was written by a player, Arthur Farrell, who won the Stanley Cup in 1899 and 1900, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1965.


At 3:20 p.m., December 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool. I think Bill Fitsell (a hockey historian in Kingston) once showed me a copy of it. As memory recalls, he did have hockey publications dating back to 1899 in his library.


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