Ball Hockey on Canadian Streets?

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Trust The Guardian to bring up two subjects close to Price Tag editors’ hearts-hockey and streets. And it brings up a new nomination for the annual Price Tags “Gordie” Awards: City of Hamilton city councillor Sam Merulla who had the idea to cordon off  a small part of a street for street hockey, after kids were charged for playing on the road. “Street hockey is somewhat of a dying activity in our community,” Merulla says. The City of Hamilton has posted that hockey can be played from 8:00 am to dusk, and hockey helmets must be used. And of course perhaps most importantly the ball hockey rules are laid out.

Everyone played ball hockey on the street back in the day, with nets that were quickly dispatched to the curb when a car came by. Often car drivers took one look at the activity and moved to another street, as…

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