The History of Hockey
The fastest team sport
If you want to understand the history of hockey, you should learn the basics of hockey. Ice Hockey is the world’s fastest team sport, played between two teams of six players, with a scaled-up ice-covered, scaled-up field. Due to the fact that the ice is played on the field, it is a unique, fast-paced and hard-fighting sport. The ice hockey goal is achieved with a stick made of a curled-tipped wood or alloy, a puck produced from a hard rubber and driven to the end of the opponent’s team.
Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, the United States and Slovakia are the leading countries in ice hockey. Most of the best players in the world are NHL (National Hockey League). They will try to win the Stanley Cup at the end of the year. In North America Women Women National Hockey League and women play in the Western Hockey League. In North America and Europe men are more popular than women hockey. In the Olympics hockey is played by both women and men. Ice hockey was discovered by Canadian deceivers in the 19th century. NHL started in 1917. As of 2007 there are 15 leagues with the name of east-west conference. The countries where this sport is most popular are USA, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland and Czech Republic.
Stanley Cup – Legend
In Canada, the first country where organized ice hockey matches have begun, some trophies organizations launched on behalf of British Colonel Canadian Colony Secretary Frederick Stanley form the basis of the Stanley Cup, the most prestigious cup of ice hockey today. At the East and West Conference, the two teams that are champions in the 7-game series will eventually become the captain of the cup, the winner of the year in the NHL.