Portland Social Club Message Board › Broomball, Buffalo Wings and Beer.
Are you ready for our Broomball, Buffalo Wings and Beer event on Jan 25th? We definitely need to think of some fun team names. Anyone have any suggestions? Feel free to invite your friends to come too.
I think its fun sometimes to look into the history things, it seems the origin of Broomball is a bit of a mystery.
--History (From Wikipedia)--
There is no known fully accurate history of Broomball. The consensus is that modern broomball originated in Canada. Some think it came about by trying to play ice hockey without ice skates. The first recorded broomball games in North America were in Toronto in 1909, although there is some evidence to suggest broomball was being played in a small town in Canada, Massey, ON. as early as the 1890s. From Canada the game spread south to the United States, becoming especially popular in Minnesota, where by the 1960s a broomball community was thriving. Broomball spread internationally over the following decades, and by the 1980s, organized Broomball was being played in Australia, Japan, Sweden, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.
See you soon!
Organizer Portland Social Club