Thursday, January 24, 2013

How the Scots Spell Hockey

Camanachd (also known as Shinty) has been played in the Highlands of Scotland for over 2000 years. It's a game of the stick and ball variety with ties to Irish Hurling, Ice Hockey, and Golf, and bearing more than a few similarities to Field Hockey (ORIGINAL HOCKEY). 

Shinty is played in the USA, primarily Seattle, Portland, and Berkeley.

Two suggestions: Find someone who plays shinty and politely inquire if you may try Camanachd.  It is an exhilarating rush to play! 

Make sure you bring a few extra field hockey sticks, so the guys wielding their "camans" can heft a much lighter field hockey stick and take a test drive of our sport.

In earlier classic shinty games, player wore kilts. It only makes sense.  

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