The Puck Starts Here was published by Goose Lane Editions. Author Garth Vaughan provided the critical research and background to the origins of ice hockey in Canada — with the evidence that the early development of the game began in Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1800 — with King’s College students playing an Irish field game called “Hurley-on-Ice.” Between 1840 and 1860, the game became known as “Ice Hockey,” to describe the game that was starting to be played further afield. From learning the game’s early rules, to how the first skates, sticks and pucks were made, along with informative anecdotes about the first Stanley Cup, Vaughan provided a rich history of hockey’s beginnings. He notes for example that it was from Thomas Chandler Haliburton that the earliest reference in English literature of a stick-ball game being played on ice in Canada was written (The Attache in 1844); “…you boys let out racin’, yelpin’, hollerin’, and whoopin’ like mad with pleasure and the play-ground, and the game at base in the fields, or hurley on the long pond on the ice…”. However, Vaughan points out the game goes back even earlier as pointed out by the writings of Mi’kmaq elder “Old Joe” Cope. The hockey exhibit at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, now has ‘the earliest hockey stick, handmade in Canada, 1835-1838, belonging to a boy named Wiliam (Dilly) Moffatt from Cape Breton.’