logging in or signing up Hockey ibs09 Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Copy Does not support media & animations WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 429 Category: Sports License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: May 14, 2010 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Slide 2: Hockey Facts The first year a formal ice hockey game was played on record was 1855 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Hockey was adapted from the Native American game of lacrosse to play on a frozen ice surface. The best ice for professional hockey is approximately 3/4 of an inch thick and is held at 16 degrees Fahrenheit for proper hardness. In 1894, the first artificial ice rink was opened in Baltimore. Hockey pucks are frozen before being used in play, because the rubber with which they are made is too bouncy otherwise. THE LUCKY LOONIE The legend began during the 2002 Winter Olympics, when a Canadian icemaker for the ice surfaces in the ice hockey tournament, had buried a loonie under centre ice. The original reason for placing the loonie was to assist in the puck-drop (some kind of a dot as a puck target) Both the Canadian men’s and women’s hockey teams would win gold in the tournament, the men's 50 years to the day after their last gold medal victory. Following the Games, Team Canada executive Director Wayne Gretzky recovered the coin and gave it to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Slide 3: HOCKEY You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.