Ice Hockey Equipment 1863 – 1899

Evolution: Section 2

1863 – Starr ‘Acme Club’ self-fastening “spring” skates – invented and patented by Starr Mfg. Co., Ltd. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, as skating and Ice Hurley became more popular.

Starr "Acme Club" Self-Fastening Skate Patented: 1863

Starr “Acme Club” Self-Fastening Skate
Patented: 1863

1866 – Starr ‘HOCKEY’ Skates invented and patented by Starr Mfg. Co. Ltd., This fact establishes that Ice Hockey was being played in Nova Scotia at that early date. a-forbes-skate-72a-forbes-patent-NB
1886 – Vulcanized Rubber Puck first used at Queen’s University / R.M.C. Game, in Kingston Ontario.

Octagonal puck, cut from a lacrosse ball and believed to be the oldest rubber puck in the world.

Octagonal puck, cut from a lacrosse ball and believed to be the oldest rubber puck in the world.

1890s – Ankle Support Straps were introduced on skates. Ankle Support Strap
1893 – Goal Tender’s Stick widened in Winnipeg -Goalies previously used ordinary hockey stick.

1893 Winnipeg Victorias Widened the Goal Stick

1893 Winnipeg Victorias Widened the Goal Stick

1893 – Cricket Pads began to be used by goal tenders  Cricket Pads and a Regular Stick - 1890s Goalie
1896 – Short Shin Pads worn outside of stockings – held on with leather buckled straps. Short Shin Pads and a Round Handle Stick 1890
1899 – Nova Scotia Box Net – January 6, the Halifax hockey teams developed the first hockey goal net.

Nova Scotia Box-Net

Nova Scotia Box Net

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