Ice Hockey History
Ice hockey is a fast-paced sport that has been around for a
very long time. The first organized game was played in Montreal on March 3, 1875.
People from the United States and Canada refer to it as
just "hockey", while other countries refer to it as "ice hockey" (as there is also a sport called "field hockey").
The object of ice hockey
is to use skates and sticks to put a rubber puck into the opposing team's net. A team on the ice consists of six players: three forwards (center,
right, and left wing), two defensemen, and one goalie. The job of the goalie is to stand in the net and prevent the puck from entering the net.
North America, Canada, and Europe have more fans for ice hockey than any other place in the world. The highest level of hockey in North
America is the National Hockey League (NHL).
Ice hockey is a ___________
| ||fast-paced sport |
| ||slow sport |
| ||game for slow players |
| ||game played on paper |
The first game played was on:
| ||March 3, 1975 |
| ||January 3, 1875 |
| ||March 3, 1875 |
| ||February 2, 1990 |
What is another type of hockey called?
| ||Snow hockey |
| ||Ball hockey |
| ||Grass hockey |
| ||Field hockey |
What is the object of playing ice hockey?
| ||Skate around the ice |
| ||Wave a stick in the air |
| ||Put the puck in the net |
| ||Yell to players |
What is the job of the goalie?
| ||Score a goal |
| ||Prevent puck from entering net |
| ||Skate down the ice |
| ||Yell loudly |
Where is ice hockey most popular?
| ||North America, Canada, and Europe |
| ||Mexico, Canada, Brazil |
| ||Australia, Europe, France |
| ||South America, France, Canada |
What is the highest level of hockey?
| ||American Hockey League |
| ||Minor League Hockey |
| ||National Hockey League |
| ||Little League Hockey |