Houghton: The Birthplace of Professional Hockey

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The Marquette Regional History Center presents “Houghton: The Birthplace of Professional Hockey.” Join Michigan Tech professor Bill Sproule as he discusses the International Hockey League, hockey’s first professional league. The International Hockey League lasted just three years (1904-1907), but during its run, some of the best players of the era represented teams from Houghton, Calumet, and Sault Sainte Marie. This presentation will explore the teams and famous players, as well as how this league was founded.