Garth Vaughan solidified Windsor’s case for being the birthplace of hockey

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WINDSOR, N.S. — The man who wrote the national bestseller “The Puck Starts Here,” which made the case for Windsor, N.S., as the birthplace of hockey, has died.

Garth Vaughan was 84.

A native of Windsor, Vaughan passed away Nov. 7 in Cape Breton.

Prior to publishing the book, Vaughan organized the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society and later established the Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre.

While researching another book, Vaughan discovered the location of the Long Pond mentioned in Thomas Chandler Haliburton’s writing.

Long Pond is where ice hockey is thought to have begun in the early 1800s.

Organizations: Windsor Hockey Heritage Society, Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre.While

Geographic location: Windsor, Long Pond, Cape Breton.Prior

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  • Darryl Banfield
    November 14, 2012 - 12:45

    I met Mr. Vaughn while playing Jr. hockey in Windsor. He was a true gentleman and a great storyteller. I stopped by the heritage centre on many occasions to talk hockey with him, and often to hear him spin a yarn to some of the elder gentlemen in town. He will be missed.