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Hockey is a sport consists of two teams. The teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick.


Hockey was being played 3000 BC in Egypt.Later in 1272 BC Ireland also played this game.There is a depiction from approximately 600 BC in Ancient Greece, where the game may have been called kerētízein.In Inner Mongolia, the Daur people have been playing beikou, a game similar to modern field hockey, for about 1,000 years.

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By the 19th century, the various forms and divisions of historic games began to differentiate and coalesce into the individual sports defined today. Organizations dedicated to the codification of rules and regulations began to form, and national and international bodies sprang up to manage domestic and international competition.


Following are the equipments which are necessary to play hockey:

  • Shoulder pads
  • Jockstrap with cup pocket and protective cup
  • Hockey stick
  • Puck or ball
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Types Of Hockey

Bandy is played with a ball on a football pitch-sized ice arena.The sport is recognized by the IOC; its international governing body is the Federation of International Bandy. Bandy has its roots in England in the 19th century, was originally called "hockey on the ice" and spread from England to other European countries around 1900. There are national club championships in many countries and the top clubs in the world play in the Bandy World Cup every year.

Field hockey is played on gravel, natural grass, or sand-based or water-based artificial turf. The game is popular among both males and females in many parts of the world.
Ice hockey is played between two teams of skaters on a large flat area of ice, using a three-inch-diameter (76.2 mm) vulcanized rubber disc called a puck. The first organized and recorded game of ice hockey was played indoors in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on March 3, 1875, and featured several McGill University students.
Inline hockey is a variation of roller hockey very similar to ice hockey, from which it is derived. Inline hockey is played by two teams, consisting of four skaters and one goalie, on a dry rink divided into two halves by a centerline, with one net at each end of the rink.
Street hockey is also known as road hockey.A ball is usually used instead of a puck, and protective equipment is not usually worn.
Other games derived from hockey include the following: Air hockey, Ball hockey, Box hockey, Broomball, Deck hockey, Floor hockey, Floorball, Foot hockey, Table hockey, Underwater hockey, Unicycle hockey

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Following are the rules of playing hockey:
Offsides: When any member of the attacking team precedes the puck over the defending team's blue line.
Offside (or two-line)Pass: When a player passes the puck from his defending zone to a teammate beyond the red centerline.
Icing: When a player shoots the puck across the center red line and past the opposing red goal line. Icing is not called if the player's team is killing a penalty, a teammate of the player shooting the puck touches it before a player from the opposing team, the defending goalie touches the puck first or if the puck travels through the crease (semicircle of blue paint at the "mouth" of the goal) on its way to the red line

  Mustafa Duolky

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