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Field Hockey - Field hockey can also be referred to as Hockey. It is a team sport wherein a team of players attempts to score goals by pushing, hitting or flicking a ball into the opposing team’s goal using sticks. The term field hockey would only be used in countries where the simple term hockey was used for different forms such as ice hockey, street hockey and etc. Field hockey has myriad international tournaments for genders, male and female, although in some countries such as the US, field hockey is played for the most part by females....   [tags: Hockey, International Hockey Federation]
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The Importance of Wearing a Face Masks during a Hockey Game - Imagine that you are a hockey player and are skating down the ice without a visor on your helmet, and suddenly a player from the other team shoots the puck and it hits you in the eye traveling at 70-90 miles per hour. Your face is covered in blood and you can’t see to skate off the ice. As the athletic trainer cleans the blood up you wonder if you will ever be able to see again. After a trip to the doctor you learn that you will have cloudy vision in that eye for the rest of your life and will never be able to play hockey again....   [tags: hockey players, hockey helmet, nhl]
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Youth Hockey Growth in the United States - I. Introduction Youth Hockey Growth in the United States is the main focus of this research. The sport of hockey has been around for nearly 200 years. The game was produced from a form of stick and ball games started by immigrants. These immigrants were British soldiers who brought their type of hockey to Canada. Paintings from the 1830’s depict the sport of ice-hockey taking off in Canada.(Garth, Vaughan) As the sport grew so did the age groups in which it was played. Many sports start their growth from the elders down to the youth....   [tags: NHL, united states hockey, games]
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Neck Guards In Hockey - OUTLINE Thesis: Although most hockey athletes believe that by wearing required equipment keeps them safe from injury, however I believe that these regulations should be stricter because of the severity of recent and past injuries. Introduction: Are equipment regulations enough to keep our hockey athletes safe. I. Injuries a. Richard Zednik b. Clint Malarchuk c. Bill Masterton II. History of Equipment a. Pre 1950 b. 1960-1970 c. 1970-1980 d. 1980-1990 e. 1990-2000 III. Current Equipment regulations a. Neck Guards b. Helmets c. Goalie masks IV. Neck Guard Debate a. Pros b. Cons Conclusions: Will it take a death to make NHL officials change there minds on the policies regarding neck guards lik...   [tags: Sports Safety hockey] 1597 words
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Ice Hockey - Ice Hockey This report is going to be on the game Ice hockey. A game of hockey is divided into three twenty minute time periods that are called periods. Between each period there is a fifth teen minute intermission. In hockey there are several ways a game may end if there is a tie at the end of regulation. The pros use one twenty sudden death period in which the first to score is the winner. In the amateurs they use a shoot out in which five players from each team are selected and allowed to go one on one with the opposing goalie and which ever team scores the most goals after all five members for both teams have taken their shot they are the winners....   [tags: Hockey Sports Research Papers] 827 words
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Hockey vs. Football - Hockey vs. Football Football and hockey are two sports, which are similar in objective, but very different in their rules and guidelines. In each of these major sports there are rules and guidelines that the players must follow. The topics that will be covered are the weight differences between the players in football and hockey, the use of Creatine Monohydrate, and last the equipment restrictions. This first paragraph will discuss the weight difference between the players in the NFL (football) and the NHL (hockey)....   [tags: Sports Compare Contrast Hockey Football Essays] 769 words
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Concussions in Hockey - Millions of people are registered throughout North America for participation in Canada’s national sport and pastime, ice hockey. Most young hockey players have the dream of making it to the National Hockey League (NHL). Because of this incentive to keep striving towards their ultimate goal in their hockey career, they idolize the players in the NHL. Therefore, youth players may obtain certain habits from the elite, whether those habits are good or bad. Some cases are of bad influences, such as young players obtaining the dirty playing habits of the professionals....   [tags: Sports Medicine ]
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Hockey! The 1980 United States Olympic Hockey Team - To the average individual, the word “miracle” has many meanings. However, to the avid hockey fan, the word “Miracle” is vernacular that will be forever engrained in their hearts and history books. While the term itself is broad, miracles turn doubters into believers. This was exactly the case during the 1980 United States Olympic Hockey team shocked the world. In 1980, the U.S. men’s hockey team, consisting of college players and hopeful pros, won Olympic gold. No other Olympic performance was so uniting and inspiring to our nation....   [tags: olympic gold, USRSS, miracle] 1426 words
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Taking a Look at Ice Hockey - Ice Hockey is a fast-paced physical team sport played on ice. In hockey skaters use hockey sticks to hit a hard rubber puck into the opponents net. Hockey is popular in North America, Europe, and Russia. Hockey is an official winter Olympic sport and is the national winter sport in Canada. Hockey is nicknamed “the fastest sport on earth.” There are many theories of where and how hockey was originated. But modern day hockey is believed to originate from the game of field hockey which was first played in ancient Greece, Egypt and Persia....   [tags: team sports played on ice]
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Checking Should Not Be Banned in Hockey - Hockey is the game played with the curved stick and it is found in every culture. It has been a part of the Canadian and North American culture for over a hundred years. Hockey has developed from the original six to thirty teams, and many leagues. One thing that is prominent in hockey is the hit on the opposing player when he has the puck. Checking can be defined as using physical force to either gain possession of the puck or to disrupt the opposition’s play without breaking the rules. Checking has been a part of hockey since the beginning....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Medicine]
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How to Shoot a Hockey Puck - Once you learn to proficiently skate the next skill is learning how to shoot a hockey puck. These two skills are essential in playing hockey and enjoying the game. Learning to shoot a hockey puck effectively is essential to making goals in hockey. Once you learn the skill of shooting then practice, practice, practice and you could develop into the goalies worst nightmare. There are many diverse shots that can be made during the course of a hockey game. We will be focusing on the “snap shot” and the “slap shot”....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 621 words
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Hockey Is Not Only a Sport But a Lifestyle - The sport of hockey has been around for over 200 years. Hockey is unlike any other sport because the regulated rules allow much more physicality and contact. Many people would argue that hockey is too physical and it is only a matter of time before it becomes fatal. When hockey players begin playing the sport they are pushing by their parents to achieve greatness. I believe that hockey is one of the best sports in the world and being physical is a part of the sports. I also believe that hockey parents take the sport a little too far and also they get out of control when forcing their kids to become better at the sport....   [tags: professional sports, NHL] 1340 words
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History of Hockey and the NHL - ... “If the game is still tied after three shots by each team, the GWS will continue with a tie-break shoot out by one player of each team, with a reversed shooting order. The same or new players can take the tiebreaking shot. Canada claimed gold four years ago on their home turf can they do it again. Canada is predicted to have a challenge against Finland, Finland’s Defense is weak and the Canadians have good Forwards, but Canada should take care of business and go undefeated in their division, Canada will get their test it just won’t be in group play they will get there test in the tournament....   [tags: olympicsm goals, penalty]
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The Crazy Effects of a Hockey Game - ... Nothing good has came out of an American hockey team since 1960 when we won gold. Since then, America has been without a medal in the sport or really anything to be proud of as a country. Heading into these Olympic games nothing really changed. America was set for another Olympics with nothing to show for, even worse, on our own soil (The Learning Network). America couldn’t do anything with the Soviet Union and their invasion of Afghanistan without starting a new World War. If America did anything about it, our country risked starting a new war that could have consumed the whole world and eventually with all the nuclear weapons that both sides had at the time, probably would’ve led to d...   [tags: miracle on ice, 1980, cold war]
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The 1972 Hockey Summer Series - ... This attitude was shown throughout the series. Nationalistic pride was through the roof. The Soviets challenge to Canadian power in hockey concerned Canadians. The idea of sport and politics for Canada and the Soviet Union was very different. While Russia used hockey as a tool for politics, Canadian hockey kept its own cultural identity. As hockey moved towards a more international level, the sport was shown more as a political and national symbol through commercialism. The 1972 Summit Series was created with political and social intents in mind....   [tags: Canada vs Russia, the Cold War] 962 words
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Hockey and Golf Differences - Out on the beautiful green golf course there is a golfer who is getting ready to putt on the 18th hole. He walks on the clean cut grass to his ball where he lines up his putter. He slowly and slightly lifts his putter back and brings it down in a quick and tightly controlled motion. The putter hits the ball ever so lightly, and the golf ball travels straight into the hole. Bam. A huge collision occurred while one hockey player skated furiously into another along the hockey boards. They both fall in a heap onto the ice as their teammates skate vigorously past them with the puck....   [tags: sports, ]
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Pursing My Passion For Hockey - At the age of 15 I left home and everything that was familiar and comfortable to pursue my passion for hockey. Moving away from home to a boarding school over a thousand miles away from family and friends and into dormitory life filled with complete strangers marked the beginning of a journey that I had wanted to take as long as I can remember. My goal was to play hockey in college; and consequently, moving away was a necessary step in the journey. Backed by the support of my family, I set off and was determined to reach it no matter the cost....   [tags: Personal Experience, Personal Narrative] 881 words
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How to Sharpen Hockey Skates - ... If the blades have no imperfections you could go to step two. The second step, of the sharpening process is to dress the finishing wheel. There are several reasons to dress the wheel before you start sharpening. One reason is if the customer requests a special hollow you have to move the diamond tip to the desired depth. Once the depth is set make sure the diamond just touches the wheel before slowly bringing it down and then slowly back up. The second reason is that the wheel could be dirty which will not allow for a good starting hollow which can affect the skate’s performance on the ice....   [tags: imperfections, blade, clamp] 785 words
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Lacrosse and Hockey in Canada - The importance of Lacrosse has diminished since the uprising of Hockey. It is often forgotten the significance of Lacrosse has on the developing of Canada’s culture and identity of sport. Before the creation of hockey, Lacrosse was played all through Canada. By the 1890s any given person who loved sport had a Lacrosse stick or two. Dr William George Beers is deemed “the father of Lacrosse” however there is a whole nation behind him who deserve the credit for creating Canada’s national sport....   [tags: culture, identity, sports]
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Hockey is My Life - Hockey. A sport I have always loved ever since I was a kid. It was when my dad had taken me to an open ice skate when my hockey life began. I had my first pair of skates as a present when I was four years old. I never really knew of the sport at the time, but now I was able to expirence it. No one was present on the ice as I entered the rink. The cold of the ice ran down my back as I took my first steps on. The cold didn’t stop me though. As I stepped upon the ice, I had a feeling of relief. Hockey is what let me go fast....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 718 words
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Ice Hockey Vs. Roller Hockey - Despite the fact that ice hockey and roller hockey both have the word hockey in common, there are extreme differences between the two sports. There are the obvious differences like one being played on ice and the other on a plastic surface, but many of the differences are only noticed by people that have played both sports. As everyone knows, ice hockey is played on ice, which makes it an extremely high paced game. Unlike ice hockey, Roller hockey is played on a plastic floor that consists of many six-inch by six-inch tiles....   [tags: essays research papers] 769 words
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Hockey and the NHL - Hockey is a sport of finesse, toughness, and speed all wrapped up by player talent. Hockey can be played on any surface, though ice and hard rubber "roller turf" are the two major fields currently played on by professionals. All though to some these two variations on hockey may seem the same, they actually have many differences. Roller hockey contrasts that of ice in several ways. While the playing surfaces are the most obvious difference, number of players, periods, and skates also vary....   [tags: essays research papers] 691 words
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The Physics of Hockey - The Physics of Hockey Physics is everywhere. Consequently, physics is a part of sports and more specifically, hockey. As the scientific discoveries progressed with time, so did the advancements in the sport of hockey, reflecting on how important and influential science truly is. Physics takes part in the ice, the skates, the protective gear, the shots, goaltending, and all other aspects of ice hockey. Skates used to be more like skis. Players glided on the ice rather than actually skated. Artifacts also show the use of animal bones as skate blades as well....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Hockey: Canada's Game - In 1994, the Canadian Federal government compromised and voted to make hockey Canada’s National Winter Sport and lacrosse Canada’s National Summer Sport. Which Sport should be named Canada’s true national sport. Hockey is in the blood of all Canadians. Millions can vividly remember the first time they put on a pair of skates and stepped onto the ice. Providing nation-wide entertainment, Canadians are overcome by emotional realization that “Canada is hockey.”- Mike Weir. Generations of Canadians were brought up listening to Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday evening on the radio....   [tags: Sports]
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History of the Lincoln Ice Hockey Association - The history of the Lincoln Ice Hockey Association and how it was formed is an interesting story. A series of coincidences started the ball rolling. The Ice Hockey Association was ironically started in 1970 when two different people, on the same day, about two hours apart, went to the senior head of the university’s Recreation Department with the same idea of starting the Lincoln Ice Hockey Association. Funnily enough, even their first names were the same. The head of the department gave each man their contact information....   [tags: sports] 660 words
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Popularity of Cricket in India Over Hockey - It’s unsweetened but very true that cricket is a single sport dominating many other sports in India. Cricket passion dominated our national sport hockey. There is no doubt that today cricket is diminishing other sports in our country. People think cricket, eat cricket, drink cricket, wear cricket every day in India. Every children in school taught that hockey is national game but cricket is known by birth in the nation. It’s very common sight that every street corner you can see children playing cricket in India, but children don’t know how to play or rules are involved in hockey....   [tags: Sports, Athletics] 572 words
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Ethical Issues: The Act of Fighting in Hockey - As long as there have been sports, there has been violence in them. Ice hockey, particularly due to its increasing popularity as a professional sport, has brought up several ethical issues regarding the act of fighting in hockey. There are strong arguments for both sides of this present problem in the world of hockey. Numerous male athletes, including children as young as nine years of age, have suffered injuries as an outcome of fighting and it should be considered if it should be part of a sport that very young people grow up with (Brust, Leonard, Pheley & Roberts, 1992).On the other hand, fights create excitement and the sport of hockey might grow in terms of popularity, making the proble...   [tags: sports, violence, toleration]
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Women's Olympic Hockey: Give it a Chance! - The introduction of women’s hockey to the Olympics was a breakthrough which should not be given up on so quickly. The lack of competition in the sport is not the fault of Canada and the United States, and they should not be the ones punished over the lack of funding in other countries. The numbers of females participating in the sport in Canada and the USA is also a symbol of why the teams are so successful - it is a sport which is highly important and popular among the Canadian and American populations....   [tags: sports, winter olympics] 732 words
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The Miracle on Ice: The US Hockey Team - ... The U.S. was an ok team, but wasn't as nearly as good as the Soviets. The veterans on the team were still in their primetime, while the newer players brought a lot of energy. To top it off, they sill had Vladislav Tretiak, who was widely considered as the best goalie in the world. Jimmy Carter once sated, "The 1980s have been born in turmoil, strife, and change. This is a time challenge to our interest and our values. And it is a time to test our wisdom and our skills." The time in which the game took place was a very low point for the US; US citizens were taken hostage, and many people were burning American flags....   [tags: 1980 winter olympics, winning gold] 1091 words
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The Importance of Masks in Indoor Field Hockey - The average speed of an indoor field hockey ball, when drag flicking, is upwards of 75 miles per hour. Avoiding the ball every time is almost impossible. Taking a ball to the head has the potential to shatter bones, or cause a serious brain injury. Dating back before ancient Olympic Games, field hockey is one of the oldest competitive sports; it has evolved tremendously since then. During ancient times, field hockey was considered too dangerous for women. Today, women play this thrilling game using stiff, composite, slightly curved sticks that range primarily from 35 to 39 inches long to hit a hard, plastic ball....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1063 words
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Great Hockey Star: Bobby Orr - ... Bobby Orr became a Bruin in 1966 at age 18 after he had played with the Ottawa Generals, the Bruins farm team, for three seasons. ("Orr, Bobby.") A special thing about Bobby Orr’s professional contract is that it was the first to be negotiated by a hockey agent, he was the highest paid rookie in NHL History and his second contract was the first million dollar contract ever made. ("Orr, Bobby.") Orr made his NHL debut on October 19, 1966 which, was against the Detroit Red Wings, and he got one assist giving his first point of his career of professional hockey and they also won that game.("Orr, Bobby.") There were many veterans on the team that helped Bobby in his first year, and they hel...   [tags: biography, history, player] 1908 words
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The South High Field Hockey Game - As we pass from mid-August when we sweat uncontrollably from scrimmaging, into the late frigid October air when the morning frost lays heavy on the grass, and the school routine has set in - the thought of going to practice after school has some how worn thin. Just when we think we’re nearing the end of our day, we realize it is not over yet. This is the time we begin asking ourselves “why am I doing this again?” Today is the day we come to know all those grueling practices are well worth it – it’s quarter finals....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 500 words
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The 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team - People consider the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to be one of the greatest things to happen in U.S Olympic history. Their game against the Soviets is known as "The Miracle on Ice." The world was stunned when the United States defeated the Soviets in the semi-final game of the 1980 Olympics. The Soviets hadn't been beaten in the gold medal game in years. This miracle game is still greatly known around the world and will not be forgotten by Americans any time soon. In an article titled, "This "Miracle on Ice" is considered to be the single most incredible moment in all of U.S....   [tags: notorious athletic groups]
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Regulation of Hockey - Regulation of Hockey Last year during a professional hockey game an ugly incident occurred. Marty McSorley of the Boston Bruins flagrantly smashed his stick over the head of an opposing player, Donald Brasheer. Fortunately, Brasheer escaped with just a concussion. McSorley however, now faces more than the customary five-minute penalty, or even a game misconduct. Canadian officials are taking matters into their hands and pressing charges. Some hockey fans strongly disagree with the course of action, thinking it will taint the tough reputation that has earned the sport so many fans....   [tags: Papers] 337 words
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Hockey is the Greatest Sport - Hockey and its modern roots date back to the late nineteenth century. Interestingly, one of the considered fathers of hockey, Lord Stanley, came to Canada and showed great interest in the amazing sport. He then donated a steel mug of his to the sport which was to become The Stanley Cup. It is the oldest trophy in all of sports. Hockey is the sport of all sports and there is not a quality of another sport one will not find in hockey. If so, it would be a more boring version of something similar that hockey already has to offer....   [tags: essays research papers] 372 words
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Hockey-The Rodney Dangerfield Of Sports - Hockey, The Rodney Dangerfield Of Sports In the US, there are four major sports; football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Out of the four, hockey gets the least amount of respect. This is something that bothers me as hockey player and fan, and it also bothers other hockey fans around the country. They way that hockey is covered in the newspapers, on television, and not just professional hockey. It goes the same for college hockey and also high school hockey. Lets start at the top with the NHL....   [tags: essays research papers] 1052 words
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Stricter Rules for Hockey Parents - Stricter Rules for Hockey Parents The sport of hockey has a long proud history of being one of the best sports in the world. Great excitement for the fans and great fun for the players, but lately there has been too much emphasis on winning in the lower levels. It is very hard for children now days to play hockey for the fun of the game. It is not the children themselves, or even the coaches that put this pressure to win on them. It is the parents of the children who create this pressure....   [tags: essays research papers] 628 words
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Portrait of A Hockey Player - Portrait of A Hockey Player The year is 1992. I am ten years old. I am with my brother, Stephen, and my Uncle Seamus. We are in my uncle’s BMW on our way up to his winter home in Pennsylvania. It is around ten o’clock at night and we are starving. We decide to stop at a small restaurant on the corner of this dark road. This stop changes my life. During our meal my uncle mentions he knows Mike Richter. Mike is the goalie for the New York Rangers, a great professional hockey team. I’ve always liked hockey, but I never thought about playing it....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 772 words
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Different Types of Hockey Sticks - Hockey is one of the most watched and now most played sports in the world. It is also, one of the most expensive, when it comes to buying equipment. Hockey players wear lots of equipment. This equipment is a shoulder pad, helmet, shin guards, hockey pants, a cup, elbow pads, gloves, skates, and use a hockey stick to play the game. The hockey stick is the most rebought piece of equipment you use. There are even three different types of hockey sticks. These are wood, graphite, and aluminum....   [tags: Informative] 352 words
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How To Fight In Hockey Successfully - How to Fight in Hockey Successfully Sometimes hockey players lose their cool on the ice and get into a fight with an opponent. The fights look spontaneous and unplanned, but there are many techniques and tricks that will help a player to be a better fighter. When a fight begins, the first thing to do is to drop your stick and gloves onto the ice. It is always better to punch with your bare fists so it hurts the opponent more. Also, it is easier to grab with your bare hands. Next, you must rip off the opponents helmet by grabbing the back of the helmet and pulling it toward yourself....   [tags: essays research papers] 514 words
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The Sports of Korfball, Extreme Ironing, Underwater Hockey and Rugby - Baseball, hockey, korfball anyone. The wide world of sports ranges from the predictable to the obscure. You can play korfball with the people of the Netherlands, go to the extreme ironing world championship near Munich, Germany, or play underwater hockey or rugby with the New Jersey Hammerheads, or any of the other seven teams in the United States. No matter how strange these sports sound or seem, people play them. Korfball is a co-ed sport similar to basketball, except it is typically played on a large, grassy field....   [tags: sports, ] 721 words
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Ice Hockey and Lacrosse - Ice Hockey and Lacrosse Both Lacrosse and Ice hockey are two sports that share similar aspects. One example would be that they both require plenty of athletic prowess, as well as countless hours of training and practice to master. The high amount of contact in both sports enables a player to become both physically and mentally “tough”. Lacrosse has grown to its highest level of popularity it has ever reached over the last ten years. Ice hockey has seen a steady climb in its popularity over the past 25 years making it one of the most popular sports in not only Long Island, but all across the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 720 words
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How to Play Hockey - How to Play Hockey Ice Hockey is believed to have begun during the Middle Ages, when northern Europeans played games on makeshift ice skates. The French explorers who watched the Indians, who would also play this stick and ball game, called it "hoquet". Before beginning to play hockey you must know the rules of the game. A hockey team consists of a goal tender, two defenders, and three forwards ( a center and two wings ). Hockey is played in three twenty-minute periods. The team that hits the most pucks into the opponent's goal wins....   [tags: essays papers]
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Ice Hockey in Canada - Ice Hockey in Canada Ice hockey has in the last hundred years evolved to become international. Canada is in jeopardy of losing its six teams. Tradition run deep in all of the cities and also professional hockey teams create thousands of jobs and help out in the communities. Teams in the Canadian market are having trouble keeping their programs in the black because of higher taxes and a weaker Canadian dollar. In order for professional hockey teams in Canada not to relocate to United States, it is necessary for Ottawa to provide tax cuts for them....   [tags: Papers] 1757 words
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Hockey Training - Hockey Training My training session will take place on a full sized Astroturf hockey pitch, in an ‘easy to get to’ area. There will be one training session a week for 6 weeks, each session lasting one and a half hours, between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. Each person who is attending will be issued with a letter, containing information on the days and times of the sessions. Also it will contain the equipment needed. All participants should being shin pads, Astroturf boots/proper hockey shoes, tracksuit in case of bad weather, a drink of water and some money....   [tags: Papers] 473 words
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Hockey Lockout - Players Behind Bars The National Hockey League (NHL) has a great history. Many think the ‘original six’ was the beginning. This is not so. In 1917 it consisted of five teams, namely the Montreal Canadians, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs and the Toronto Arenas. Toronto was the only team with artificial ice. During the 1923-24 seasons a franchise was granted to the first American team, the Boston Bruins. As can be seen the first six team NHL occurred in 1924-5 but varied greatly from the six teams promoted today as the original six....   [tags: essays research papers] 905 words
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Womens Ice Hockey - Womens Ice Hockey The fight for women's ice hockey players to earn respect and acceptance has been hard fought over the past one hundred years. Women have constantly been told that they can not play with men and that there sport is a second rate version of the men's game. The road of women's ice hockey has had many ups and downs but has perservered to the present day and is stronger than it has ever been. The future of women's ice hockey is bright thanks to diligence and hard work of those who kept it all going....   [tags: Sports Essays] 784 words
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The Introduction to My Training Program for Hockey - The Introduction to My Training Program for Hockey The activity I will be focussing on will be hockey. I have chosen this sport because I feel this is the sport I know most about. I also play this sport so I have a good understanding of the rules, game-play and positions. Another advantage of me choosing hockey as the sport I will be focussing on, is that my hockey season has not yet started, this could act as pre-season training for me, and it would give me a head start above the rest of my team for the beginning of the season....   [tags: Papers] 1005 words
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Hockey, My Life - The hockey game that I played three years ago for the championship has been one of the greatest events of my life. That game was one of the best achievements that I have reached in my life. Every single chair in the arena was taken. It was difficult to describe the noise; the cheering fans, couches talking to the players, players chatting to each other, etc. The arena was built to muffle the sound of 1000 people, but that afternoon it was like a sponge that couldn't absorb anymore. Being under so many eyes, brought both fear and motivation to me....   [tags: essays research papers] 522 words
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Playing Roller Hockey - Playing Roller Hockey Throughout my lifetime, many different goals have been set and achieved, but the most significant goal I accomplished was making the Foothill Grizzlies hockey team. Playing hockey, by far, is one of my favorite things to do. Whether I am playing for fun in a pickup game or against a top team in the state, hockey is what I love to do. The Foothill Grizzlies were a roller hockey team that was formed when I was about the age of 13. I had heard many good things about the team, which at the time was one of the most respected teams in the state of California....   [tags: Personal Narrative Sports Athletics Essays] 860 words
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My Childhood Memories of Hockey Night - Ever since I can remember watching television my Saturday nights included Hockey Night in Canada. I can't remember the players or specific details about the games but I do remember watching hockey. It aired at 8 pm. I was so lucky to see the first ten minutes of the game because every other night of the week I had to be in bed much earlier. I was old enough to realize that this was a treat. From October until May I knew what I was doing on Saturday before bed. Maybe that's why I was so well-behaved in church on Sunday morning; I didn't want my hockey games taken away....   [tags: Personal Narrative 2014] 710 words
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