Broom ball


By Maureen McCollum | March 15, 2013

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Broomball is just like ice hockey, except players wear shoes and use a ball instead of a puck. The game originated in Canada in the early 20th century and eventually made its way to La Crosse where bar-sponsored teams play weekly during the winter.

WPR’s Maureen McCollum took to the ice in a rink along the Mississippi River.

Maureen McCollum

Maureen McCollum is the host of “Morning Edition” on Wisconsin Public Radio. She loves to explore the Midwest in her RV despite being nowhere near retirement age. 
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