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Roller hockey, Masterton rink, 1959 (4th of 4)

Roller hockey, Masterton rink, 1959

Roller hockey is a modified form of traditional hockey. Two teams of five skaters attempt to hit a ball into a cage at the end of the opposing team's side of the 'field' using a hockey stick. This match was held on the opening day of this skating rink in Masterton in 1959.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Roller skating and skateboarding - Roller skating', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013