COR­NER

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For all in­tents and pur­poses, hockey sea­son has started. While the rules and reg­u­la­tions have ba­si­cally stayed the same for years, there have been many sig­nif­i­cant adap­ta­tions in hockey’s cen­tury’s old his­tory. These days, most of the rule changes are the re­sult of many fac­tors, some of which may in­clude safety (no touch ic­ing), equip­ment im­prove­ments and changes (goalie pads slightly smaller than the net), strate­gic en­hance­ments (cheat­ing) and even en­ter­tain­ment val­ues (money $peak$). Some of the guide­lines, we as­sume, have al­ways been a part of the game were ma­jor rule changes at one time.

Be­fore 1929 it was against the reg­u­la­tions to for­ward pass the puck so the only way a player could move the puck for­ward was to stick han­dle which was dan­ger­ous as heck and some­what tire­some. So this rule change was in­flu­enced by at least two fac­tors, safety and en­ter­tain­ment and we just think it is nor­mal to be told to head man the puck…over and over!

In the very early days of hockey/shinny, the only dif­fer­ence be­tween ice hockey and field hockey

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