Hockey is Canada’s official national winter sport and perhaps our country’s greatest contribution to world sport. Canada is considered the birthplace of ice hockey, and we Canadians generally regard the sport as our own.


Hockey is our game

Over the last century, Canadian men, women and children have passionately participated in hockey at all levels and have avidly watched the sport with great interest nationwide. One could argue that hockey is the sport that has united Canadians the most, especially in international competitions.

Canadian players form the backbone of many teams in the National Hockey League and overseas leagues, and Canadian men and women have had considerable success in international competitions.


Here are additional resources to learn more about Hockey.

Society For International Hockey Research:

Ice Hockey: Wikipedia

Borgen, Bob, and Bob Duff. “The Complete NHL Timeline.” In Total Hockey: The Official Encyclopedia of National Hockey League, edited by Dan Diamond.

Carrier, Roch (1985) The Hockey Sweater. Tundra Books

Dryden, Ken (2005). The Game: 20th Anniversary Edition. Toronto: Wiley Canada. Isbn 978-0-470-83584-5.

Farrell, Arthur (1899). Hockey: Canada’s Royal Winter Game (Pdf). Library and Archives Canada.

MacGregor , Roy (2015) : The Home Team, Fathers,Sons and Hockey:Penguin Random House Canada

Milks, James – 2010
Pucklore: The Hockey Research Anthology – Volume 1

Pearsall, David; Ashare, Alan (2003). Safety In Ice Hockey. Philadelphia: Astm International.
Selke, Frank (1962). Behind The Cheering. Toronto, Ontario: Mcclelland and Stewart Ltd.

Spadoni, Carl: Hockey Books and Canadian Culture, Mcmaster University.

Vaughan, Garth (1996). The Puck Starts Here: The Origin of Canada’s Great Winter Game. Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions.