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Writing the rules of hockey

McGill is arguably the birthplace of hockey—although Kingston, Halifax, Dartmouth and Windsor have also laid claim to the title, depending on how hockey is defined. But McGillians undoubtedly had a hand in shaping the sport as it is played today. The first game of organized indoor hockey took place on March 3, 1875, at the Victoria Skating Rink in downtown Montreal. Civil engineer James Creighton, BCL1880, organized the game, and many of the players were McGill students.

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