Sport: Hockey

The most important change in the rules of the National Hockey League which opened its season last week is a new preamble specifying that players shall wear skates. There was no widespread doubt about skates being customary, but a disturbing incident occurred about eight years ago in a game at Iroquois Falls, Ontario. A goalie was injured. Having no regular substitute his team sent in a friend who could play lacrosse but could not skate. The friend wore rubber overshoes. The opposing team protested indignantly but could point to no rule prescribing skates.

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