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 »

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 » Sports & Active Lifestyle Classic Sports

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 »

There are 25 professional hockey players of black African descent, including Wayne Simmonds of the National Hockey League Philadelphia Flyers. The NHL itself emphasizes that hockey is "for everyone," noting that many bla... More »

Although the exact inventor or date that hockey began is unknown, it is thought to have originated in Windsor, Nova Scotia in Canada. It is thought to have been adapted from a field hockey-style game that attendees of th... More » Sports & Active Lifestyle Classic Sports