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Montreal Gazette - Hockey safer with acrylics

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Published: 1 Oct 2011

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): "We can take for granted that Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, first duke of Cumberland was not a hockey fan. He couldn't have been, given that he lived in the 17th century, about 200 years before the first organized hockey game was played…"

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): "We can take for granted that Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, first duke of Cumberland was not a hockey fan. He couldn't have been, given that he lived in the 17th century, about 200 years before the first organized hockey game was played at Montreal's Victoria Skating Rink on March 3, 1875, between two teams made up of McGill University students. Still, Rupert's name has a connection to the game. And it is also connected with my exploding glass patio table…

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