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Arcade Hockey Club: 1926

Arcade Hockey Club: 1926

January 22, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Arcade Hockey Club." And if roller hockey isn't your cup of tea, we also have Billiards Dancing Bowling. View full size.

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Capital Cityans

Washington Post, Jan 18, 1926

D.C. Hockey Team Defeats Baltimore

A new dish was served on Washington's sports menu last night at the Arcade when teams representing Washington and Baltimore met at roller hockey. The Capital Cityans winning, 3 to 1.

The game is both fast and rough but seemed to appeal to the gathering on hand, made up mostly of skaters. The visitors scored their lone tally shortly after the opening whistle blew when Freeman, running down the sidelines, scored on a chance shot. Before the first period ended Washington tied the score, and its two other goals came in the second. The third was a scoreless one for both teams.

Houston easily starred for Baltimore, while the Whitings were the locals best bets.

The listed Washington players are: Barkley, Morrow, Harrison, W. Whiting, H. (Harry) Whiting, and Ferguson. A roller hockey match consisted of three 15-minute periods.

Hard Core

They look like some pretty tough hombres.

Street hockey ancestors

Let's see: cricket pads, field hockey sticks, a tiny net, and a softball.

Turn those roller skates into rollerblades, and you've got a typical makeshift street hockey game in my neighborhood in the 1990s.


I wonder if this was taken at the Uline Arena which was located where the Watergate complex is now. Any guesses?

[The Arcade roller hockey club played in the Arcade Building at 14th Street and Park Road. Uline arena (which was nowhere near where the Watergate is) was built in 1940, for ice hockey. - Dave]

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