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The First Findings/Trouvailles of 2016 is Now Online
“Curing Hockey’s Ills: Sir Henry Gray’s Address to the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, March 1933.”

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Don’t miss out on January’s Findings/Trouvailles post by Andrew C. Holman, “Curing Hockey’s Ills: Sir Henry Gray’s Address to the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, March 1933.” Holman’s piece demonstrates that Gray’s address is an important marker in the history of hockey. It provided a sobering assessment of hockey’s slide away from the gentlemanly ethic of “sport for sport’s sake” toward a game known widely for its commercial orientation, its over-competitiveness and its brutality. It foreshadowed the end of the ideal of simon-pure amateurism in Canadian hockey which, historians tell us, can be dated to 1936. Click Here to Read it Today!

 

 

 

 

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