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Celebrate Hockey Day In America On Sunday

NEW YORK - February 15, 2013 - NBC Sports Group will celebrate Hockey Day In America with fans by inviting viewers to share photos of how they are spending the day in their hometown. Using the hashtag #HockeyDay, fans will be able to share photos, via Twitter, of celebrations at home, ice rinks and at arenas across the country. Select images will be retweeted by NBC Sports’ NHL Twitter account @NHLONNBCSPORTS and shared on-air during NBC and NBC Sports Network’s nine hours of Hockey Day In America coverage.

NBC Sports Group will deliver nine hours of hockey coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network, including numerous features that tell the story of America’s passion for hockey, weaved within an NHL tripleheader that features six U.S. teams.

Coverage begins Sunday at Noon ET on NBC with NHL Live originating from Trump Rink in New York City’s Central Park. Liam McHugh will anchor NBC Sports’ live pre-game and intermission coverage, and will be joined by analysts Jeremy Roenick, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

Hockey Day in America is part of Hockey Weekend Across America. Launched by USA Hockey in 2008, Hockey Weekend Across Americais a nationwide initiative to celebrate the game at all levels and to expose hockey to new audiences.

Hockey Day In America Tripleheader

Following NHL Live, NBC and NBC Sports Network will deliver three games featuring six U.S. teams.

The tripleheader will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC when the Buffalo Sabres host the Pittsburgh Penguins at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. Gord Miller will serve as the play-by-play announcer for the game and will be joined by “Inside the Glass” analyst Joe Micheletti.

At 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, the Los Angeles Kings travel to the United Center in Chicago Ill. to take on the Chicago Blackhawks. Veteran play-by-play announcer Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick will call the action and will be joined by analyst Eddie Olczyk. “Inside the Glass” analyst Pierre McGuire will report from the ice. Both NBC broadcasts will be available online and via mobile through NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra App.

The Hockey Day In America tripleheader wraps up at 6 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network when the New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Dave Strader will manage play-by-play duties for the game and Brian Engblom will serve as the “Inside the Glass” analyst.

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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 on ice,rugby,ice lacrosse,etc, were being combined.
 
The full skate blade was invented by philadelphian ev bushnell 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 creighton using previous halifax rules.

First artificial skating rink was created by william newton in new york city 1870.First indoor arena in the us was the great chicago skating rink 1860.
 
Earliest known arrival of game to usa 1856 at st.paul’s school at concord new hampshire.They played shinny to ice field hockey to ice polo.Montreal rules of hockey used by james conover at st.paul’s school nh in 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 hockey match (7 on7) between the montreal hc and local van ness house club.
 
First organized league was in 1886-87 the amatuer hockey association in montreal.

First pro league created in portage, michigan 1904 (iphl).Local business man james dee & canadian dentist doc gibson.

Early hockey pants worn 1896 at detroit medical school.Modern goalie pads Duluth central high school circa 1903-04.Maybe earlier there.

Early 6 0n 6 version of game washington park brooklyn 1908(aahl).

Blocker invention lorne chabot canada 1920’s.Nhl goalie trapper mike karakas from aurora minnesota late 1930’s.Helmet frank goheen white bear lake minnesota 1910’,1920’s.
 
Clarence abel(sault st marie, michigan).First us player to win stanley cup with the 1928 rangers.

First parallel defense pairing.Coach alfred winsor harvard in 1911-12.

George owen and coach william claflin of harvard invents full three man line change 1923.
 
First goalie mask jaques plante 1959.

Posted by jamesdylanlaverance on 02/19/13 at 11:47 PM ET

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