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TitleIcing the puck : the origins, rise, and decline of Newfoundland senior hockey, 1896-1996
AuthorWhite, Gregory Bruce, 1969-
DescriptionThesis (M.S.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1997. Sociology
Paginationix, 174 leaves : ill.
SubjectNewfoundland Amateur Hockey Association; Hockey--Newfoundland and Labrador--History; Hockey--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sociological aspects
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Sociology
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
NotesBibliography: leaves 165-174.
AbstractOne hundred years ago, transplanted Canadians introduced the game of ice-hockey to Newfoundlanders. This thesis tracks the history of Newfoundland hockey within the context of the Island's socio-economic development. It identifies three broad, overlapping periods which characterize the sport's trajectory, namely: moral entrepreneurship, civic entrepreneurship, and corporate entrepreneurship. These stages are exemplified in three case studies of Newfoundland hockey playing communities St. John's, Buchans, and Corner Brook. The infusion of colonial sporting tradition, the rational recreation movement, the involvement of women, amateur-professional controversies, civic promotion (boosterism), and the 'importing' of semi-professional players are also examined. The practice of 'importing' semi-professional players is particularly important given its contribution to the decline of community-based Senior hockey in the province. The analysis concludes by considering the growing tendency toward the corporatization of sport, and the implications of this trend for peripheral regions such as Newfoundland.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera1234519
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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