Early Hockey in Stoneham Mass

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    Screenshot_20171011-131954.png Date: Saturday, February 23, 1889 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts) Page: 3
     
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    The home of two-time Stanley Cup champion all-time great role player John "Pie" MacKenzie!

    Hockey is still played there. From 2015:

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    Note: Don't accidently google 'Stonehenge hockey' as I did. That's twisted stuff!
     
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    Very interesting the proximity of inland outdoor rinks to sources of a municipal water supply in the 19th century. Common in the Montreal area and throughout Quebec, with evidence in the USA.
     
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    Were "half-back" and "centre-point" equivalent to point and cover point (i.e., today's defensemen but lined up vertically)?
     
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    USA, at times football terminology would sneak-in and without on ice markings relative positioning varied.

    The Feb 1886 game report is significant as it illustrates the difficulty of defending during various outdoor situations, against the wind, looking into the sun, etc. If possible the layout would be adjusted to equalize.
     

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