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Hockey

Consecutive
Championships

School No. Year
St. Dominic 11 1947-1957
Waterville 5 1969-1973

 

High School Hockey (2004)

High School Hockey (2004)

High School Hockey (2004)

High School Hockey (2004)

High School Hockey (2004)

High School Hockey (2004)

The modern game of ice hockey has evolved from many crude forms of the game played for hundreds of years. It is impossible to say for certain who invented the game, but its roots can be traced over 300 hundred years to many different cultures, including Europeans, Scandinavians, Asians, and North American Indians, all of whom engaged in similar athletic activities involving skating on frozen surfaces. Canada is recognized as the originator of its modern form. While the sport became increasingly popular in Canada through the mid to late 1800s, hockey also began to take hold in the northern most states of the US.

A hockey-like game, played in the early 1800s in Nova Scotia by the Micmac Indians, was heavily influenced by the Irish game of hurling. It included the use of a “hurley” (stick) and a square wooden block. Probably this was the game that spread throughout Canada via Scottish and Irish immigrants and the British army. The name “hockey” has been attributed to the French word hoquet (shepherd’s stick). The first use of a puck instead of a ball was at Kingston Harbor, Ontario in 1860. The first indoor ice hockey game, with rules largely borrowed from field hockey, was in Montreal’s Victoria Skating Rink in 1875 between two teams of McGill University students.

Additional resources

University of Minnesota. “Eveleth-The Capital of American Ice Hockey: The History of Ice Hockey.” http://www.d.umn.edu/~cstroupe/archive/5230/glocal/eveleth/www.d.umn.edu/~mevenson/hockey.html (accessed February 24, 2016)

Eskenazi, Gerald, et al. “Ice Hockey: History, Origins.” Encyclopedia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/sports/ice-hockey (accessed February 24, 2016)

Year No Class 1927-1976 Year Class A Year Class B
1927 Waterville 1977 Lewiston 1977 Biddeford
1928 Waterville 1978 Saint Dominic 1978 Winslow
1929 Lewiston 1979 Waterville 1979 Winslow
1930 Lewiston 1980 Waterville 1980 Winslow
1931 Waterville 1981 Waterville 1981 Gardiner
1932 Waterville 1982 Lewiston 1982 Cape Elizabeth
1933 Lewiston 1983 Lewiston 1983 Gardiner
1938 Waterville 1984 Lewiston 1984 Winslow
1939 Waterville 1985 North Yarmouth Academy 1985 Gardiner
1940 Waterville 1986 Saint Dominic 1986 Winslow
1941 Waterville 1987 Lewiston 1987 Yarmouth
1942 Lewiston 1988 Saint Dominic 1988 Yarmouth
1947 Saint Dominic 1989 North Yarmouth Academy 1989 Yarmouth
1948 Saint Dominic 1990 Lewiston 1990 Yarmouth
1949 Saint Dominic 1991 Waterville 1991 Winslow
1950 Saint Dominic 1992 Lewiston 1992 Old Town
1951 Saint Dominic 1903 Lewiston 1903 Old Town
1952 Saint Dominic 1994 St. Dominic 1994 Yarmouth
1953 Saint Dominic 1995 Lewiston 1995 Scarborough
1954 Saint Dominic 1996 Waterville 1996 Winslow
1955 Saint Dominic 1997 North Yarmouth
Academy
1997 Winslow
1956 Saint Dominic 1998 North Yarmouth
Academy
1998 Winslow
1957 Saint Dominic 1999 St. Dominic 1999 Cape Elizabeth
1958 Dixfield 2000 St. Dominic 2000 Winslow
1959 Saint Dominic 2001 Waterville 2001 Yarmouth
1960 Saint Dominic 2002 Lewiston 2002 Yarmouth
1961 Saint Dominic 2003 Edward Little 2003 Cape Elizabeth
1962 Lewiston 2004 Edward Little 2004 Fryeburg
1963 Lewiston 2005 Chevrus 2005 Cape Elizabeth
1964 Saint Dominic 2006 Chevrus 2006 Cape Elizabeth
1965 Saint Dominic 2007 Biddeford 2007 Brewer
1965 Saint Dominic 2008 Biddeford 2008 Winslow
1966 Saint Dominic 2009 Waterville 2009 Greely
1967 Saint Dominic 2010 Biddeford 2010 Brewer
1968 Lewiston 2011 Thornton 2011 York
1969 Waterville 2012 Thornton 2012 Greely
1970 Waterville 2013  Falmouth 2013 Greely
1971 Waterville 2014  Falmouth 2014  Messalonskee
1972 Waterville 2015  Scarborough 2015  Messalonskee
1973 Waterville
1974 Lewiston
1975 Lewiston
1976 Lewiston
Class C
1984 Kennebunk
1985 Cape Elizabeth
Girls
2009 Lewiston
2010 Chevrus
2011 St. Dominic
2012 Greely
2013 Greely
2014 Scarborough
2015 Lewiston
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