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O'Riordan, Terence. "The "Puck Eaters": Hockey as a Unifying Community Experience in Edmonton & Strathcona, 1894-1905." Alberta History. Vol 49, No.2. (2001) 2-11.

AB: Competitive hockey provided an arena for the civic rivalries between the cities of Edmonton and Strathcona, Alberta, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The city of Edmonton, on the north bank of the Saskatchewan River, and Strathcona, on the south bank of the river, developed separately - economically, politically, and socially - because travel and communication across the river were limited. In addition to dismantling the civic rivalries, the games between the Edmonton Thistle and Strathcona Shamrock hockey clubs united individuals from different social classes and diverse cultural backgrounds in support of their team. Based on newspapers and secondary sources;

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