Team Canada - Ice Hockey

One of the main symbols of Canada is ice hockey. For over a century, this game has won the hearts of fans around the world. In the Land of the Maple Leaf, hockey is treated as a religion, and every Canadian knows the great players. Moreover, Canada is considered to be the ancestor country of this sport.

A little about history

Moreover, Canada is considered to be the ancestor country of this sport. Let's remember the main milestones in the history of this sport.
It is generally accepted that the first hockey game was played in Montreal on March 3, 1875, on the ice of the Victoria rink. The puck - an invariable attribute of this game - was then wooden, the rubber will appear only in 1879. Through the efforts of several students at the University of Montreal, led by James Creighton, the first seven rules of the game were developed and published in 1877. They will be slightly modified and ordered in 1886, and later will undergo more than one change.

In 1893, the Governor-General of Canada, the world famous Lord Frederick Stanley, purchased the cup to present to the best hockey team in the Maple Leaf Country. This is how the legendary trophy was born - the Stanley Cup, which is still being challenged by the strongest clubs in the USA and Canada.
In 1917, 5 teams - Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs and Toronto Arenas - founded the National Hockey League. So a new stage in the development of hockey began. In 2008, the NHL turned 91 years old, and during this time only one (!) Season was not played - 2004-2005, canceled due to the players' strike.