Hi just here to share some info on the evolution of ice hockey.I’ve researched both american and canadian perspectives.Birthplace of early HOCKEY games took place on long pond windsor ns NEAR KINGS COLLEGE circa 1800.Ice hurley and other forms of break shins ,wicket cricket, ice bandy, shinny, field hockey,RUGBY,ICE LACROSSE,ETC were being combined. FULL SKATE BLADE was invented by a PHILADELPHIAN in 1848.Early pucks were carved out of wood by the mic mac indians 1860.The first hockey sticks were carved in lindsay ontario 1852 by alexander rutherford sr. First indoor AND semi organized game was 9 on 9 at the victoria skating rink montreal in 1875 by JAMES CRIEGHTON using previous HALIFAX RULES . FIRST ARTIFICIAL ICE RINK WAS CREATED BY WILLIAM NEWTON IN NEW YORK CITY 1870.FIRST INDOOR ARENA IN US WAS THE GREAT CHICAGO SKATING RINK 1860.EARLIEST KNOWN ARRIVAL OF GAME TO USA 1856 ST.PAUL’S SCHOOL CONCORD NH PLAYING SHINNY TO ICE FIELD HOCKEY TO ICE POLO. MONTREAL RULES OF HOCKEY USED BY JAMES CONOVER AT ST.PAUL NH 1880-81 .FIRST game to mention postions and play 7 on 7 WAS AT THE montreal winter carnival festival 1883.BURLINGTON VERMONT HOSTS THAT CARNIVAL IN 1886 AND PLAYED THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL MATCH(7 ON 7) BETWEEN MONTREAL HC AND THE LOCAL VAN NESS HOUSE CLUB.FIRST ORGANIZED LEAGUE 1886-1887 AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION IN MONTREAL.1890-91 FIRST GOAL NETS WERE INVENTED FROM ICE POLO AT STORRS AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL NOW UCONN.EARLY GOALIE LIKE PADS WERE WORN SAME TIME THERE.FIRST PRO LEAGUE CREATED IN PORTAGE MICHIGAN 1904 IPHL LOCAL BUSINESS MAN JAMES DEE&CANADIAN DENTIST DOC GIBSON.FIRST HOCKEY PANTS 1896 DETROIT MEDICAL SCHOOL.MODERN GOALIE PADS DULUTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CIRCA 1903-04 MAYBE EARLIER THERE.EARLY 6 ON 6 VERSION OF GAME WASHINGTON PARK BROOKLYN 1908 IN THE AAHL.BLOCKER INVENTION LORNE CHABOT CANADA 1920’S. NHL TRAPPER MIKE KARAKAS FROM AURORA MINNESOTA. LATE 1930’S.HELMET FRANK GOHEEN WHITE BEAR LAKE MINNESOTA 1910’S, 20’S PERIOD..CLARENCE ABEL(SAULT ST MARIE,MICHIGAN) FIRST US BORN PLAYER TO WIN STANLEY CUP 1928 RANGERS.FIRST PAIRING OF DEFENSE IN 1911,1912 PERIOD ALFRED WINSOR OF HARVARD. GEORGE OWEN AND WILLIAM CLAFLIN OF HARVARD INVENTS FULL 3 MAN LINE CHANGE IN 1923.FIRST GOALIE MASK JAQUES PLANTE 1959.