How Connecticut became a college hockey hot spot (Malafronte)

Aug 26, 2011
How Connecticut became a college hockey hot spot.

>>New Haven, a vibrant city that’s been on the cutting edge of technology dating back to its Puritanical roots, has long been a place where ideas become living, breathing innovation. Eli Whitney’s cotton gin. Samuel Colt’s automatic revolver. A.C. Gilbert’s Erector Set, to name a few.

So it’s hardly a surprise the Elm City has ties to several firsts in the sporting world.

Some, such as the curveball and the Frisbee, are difficult to prove. Others, like Walter Camp’s refinement of football from organized chaos into the game we watch on autumn weekends, are irrefutable.

Another incontrovertible truth? College hockey originated at Yale.<<