BEFORE OVECHKIN, Washington had Barkley,
Morrrow, W. Whiting & H. Whiting
Imagine my surprise to discover a newspaper writeup on a "thrilling roller hockey game," circa 1926.
They played in a wood floor multi-purpose gymnasium which doubled as a home to the Washington basketball team.
Notice in the article that Baltimore scored on a "chance shot" by Freeman running down the side.
The game was fast and rough so they obviously were on to something.
How 'bout those Washington sweaters.