Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/28/05 at 01:01 PM ET
Alberta's hockey history is older than the province itself. In fact, a dozen years older. The first recorded hockey game took place at Calgary's Star Skating Rink Jan. 4, 1893, where the Town Boys beat the Tailors 4-1 in a game that saw seven players -- a goalie, two defencemen, three forwards and a rover -- play per side. Long before the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers became the top two teams in the world through much of the 1980s, and long before the NHL came to Wild Rose Country, hockey was fully ingrained into the province.
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