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.