in which country did ice hockey originate

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Great Britain and Canada can be called the originators of ice hocket.

Although modern day Hockey did have its origins in Britain the Game of Ice Hockey was first played by British troops in Kingston Ontorio Canada as a variation of Hockey... the first game was played by the troops on ice with field hockey sticks and a round ball...

In 1825 Sir John Franklin wrote that "The game of hockey played on the ice was the morning sport" while on Great Bear Lake during one of his Arctic expeditions. In 1843 a British Army officer in Kingston, Ontario, wrote "Began to skate this year, improved quickly and had great fun at hockey on the ice."

Ice Hockey was not invented, nor did it start on a certain day of a particular year. It originated around 1800, in Windsor, where the boys of Canada's first college, King's College School, established in 1788, adapted the exciting field game of Hurley to the ice of their favorite skating ponds and originated a new winter game, Ice Hurley. Over a period of decades, Ice Hurley gradually developed into Ice Hockey.

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