According to the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation survey, there are 1.64 million registered hockey players in the world. The three countries with the most hockey players (in order) are Canada, the United States a... More »

According to the findings of FIFA's 2006 "Big Count," approximately 265 million people play football, along with five million referees and officials. The total number of 270 million people who are actively involved in th... More »

The answer can only be approximated and also depends on what is defined as a computer. The website InternetWorldStats.com estimates that 2,405,518,376 people, or 34.3 percent of the world's population, are Internet users... More »

Hockey sticks are not only made for right-handed players, but are also available for left-handed people. The predominance of left- or right-handed hockey sticks depends a lot on regional preferences. Studies reveal that ... More »

Field hockey is a stick and ball game where competing teams use hooked sticks to score goals by getting the ball past the other teams goalie. The game is generally played on grass or synthetic surface fields. More »

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In hockey, "icing" is called when a player shoots or deflects the puck from his own side of the center line across the opposing team's goal line. Once icing has been called, the play is ruled dead, and the puck is return... More »

St. Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes, including hockey players, because of his physical endurance and quest to defend faith. St. Sebastian is also the patron saint of archers and soldiers. More »