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Recreation – Hockey Stick

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Lily Millar’s parents bought her this Dunlop ‘Nimble’ hockey stick in 1938 from Burns Sport Shop on the East Port. She played hockey at St. Leonard’s School and later at Queen Anne High School

A hockey stick consists of a head and a handle. The curved part of the hockey stick is the head. The right side is the head is called the “face”, the upturn the "toe" and the bend of the head where it joins the shaft, the "heel". The top of the handle, which is usually covered in non-slip tape or fabric is known as the ‘grip’.

Hockey is still a popular sport in our local schools, although nowadays the equipment is quite different from the wooden stick and rubber ball that Lily played with. Modern hockey sticks are made of fibre glass or carbon fibre, while the balls are made of hard plastic.