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Official rules for ice hockey, speed skating, figure skating and curling (1901) (14784023612)


Official rules for ice hockey, speed skating, figure skating and curling (1901) (14784023612)



Identifier: officialrulesfor06newy (find matches)
Title: Official rules for ice hockey, speed skating, figure skating and curling
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Subjects: Hockey Polo on skates Curling Figure skating
Publisher: New York, American sports publishing company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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it to an oil painting of a chariot race, an Indianbuffalo hunt or a fierce battle, what is prettier than the spectacle thata good game presents, of four stalwart, shapely forwards tearing downthe ice, playing their lightning combination, of a brilliant rush stop-ped by an equally brilliant defence play, of a quick dash through astruggling mass of excited players, or a ziz-zag, twisting, twirling,dodging run to score a deciding goal ? The pure air, the bright lights, the merry, laughing girls, the noisyenthusiastic boys, and age thats not too old to still enjoy the pleasureof a fascinating game, all combine, with the keen ice and the fastplay, to make hockey the king of infatuating sports. Essentially an exciting game, hockey thrills the player and fasci-nates the spectator. The swift race up and down the ice, the dodging,the quick passing and fast skating, make it an infatuating game.From the time that the whistle blows for the face-off until the excit- 26 SPALDING S ATHLETIC LIBRARY.
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- ^. t*. •J r 1 > o< ^ ^ ^ K. < O SPALDiNGS ATHLETIC LIBRARY. ^7 ing moment when the gong announces the end of the match, theplayers are rushing, struggling and the spectators straining their eyesto catch every glimpse of the play. Fast! It eclipses other games in this respect. Never a second tolose, never a moment to spare—an opportunity once lost is goneforever—and even one little slip, one miss, one fumble, is oftentimesthe loss of a match. So fascinating is the game to a man who rivets his attention on theplay, that even the most thunderous applause, if he hears it at all,sounds like the far-off echo of a rippling brook, because he is engagedheart and soul in his work. The convincing, the clinching proof of the fascination of the gameis this, that even the gentler sex, not satisfied with enjoying it fromthe standpoint of spectators, have graciously added their own to themany charms that it already boasts, by bravely lining up to meet, ingentle combat, their tender a





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