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