This may be a bit of an obscure reference, but does anyone remember a solid, hard plastic puck for street hockey called an “iceless” puck? The term “iceless” was a term given to the puck by the kids in the neighborhood (I am from South Philly) because of the fact that the puck reacted and moved on the asphalt and cement the way a standard ice puck moved on the ice. The puck had a very distinctive sound as it rattled along the cement. I don’t know the “official” name for this type of puck, but to be perfectly honest it wouldn’t surprise me if it was taken off the market a long time ago due to the fact that the solidity of this type of puck on the street made it a bit of a “hazard” if you were hit with it. I have not been able to find this type of puck in any sporting goods stores in my area. If anyone has any recollection or information on this type of puck please let me know. Thanks.
Original author: Ed R. [e-mail]