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TYPES OF HOCKEY

Roller Polo was a game mostly played in England, and the United States of America. Professional, semi-professional and amateur teams were numerous and each team had a devoted following. Roller skating was very popular in the 1870s, and soon found many of it skaters wanting to add more to the r...
Air Hockey
Air Hockey requires an air-Hockey table, two player-held mallets, and a puck. A typical air Hockey table consists of a large smooth playing surface, a surrounding rail to prevent the puck and mallets from leaving the table, and slots in the rail at either end of the table that serve as goals. On ...
Ball Hockey
Ball Hockey is a team sport and a variation of the sports of ice Hockey and street Hockey, where the game is played on foot in which players use sticks to direct a ball into their opposing team's net. When that occurs it is referred to as a "goal". At the end of the time allotted for the game the...
Bando
Bando -  resembled an early form of field hockey, as it involved striking a ball with a curved club (called a 'bando'). Games were played on large level fields, beaches and some games had been played on pitchs that are over 2 miles in length. However, in its heartland, it was played on the seasho...
Bandy
Bandy - Bandy Ball is played on ice, using a single round ball. Two teams of 11 players each compete to get the ball into the other team's goal using sticks, thereby scoring a goal. The game is designed to be played on a rectangle of ice-field which is the same size as a football (soccer) field. ...
Beach Hockey
Beach Hockey Europe - Beach Hockey is the most spectacular form of Hockey and is played since 2004. It is a battle between 2 teams with 4 players each, played in loose sand in an inflatable pitch, sized 20 x 30 meters. A small leather ball (Ø 20cm) is used instead of the original Hockey ball, and...
Beer Hockey
Beer Hockey :  A drinking game in which participants have a can (or bottle) of beer in front of them and each take turns spinning a quarter. Everyone gathers around a table, placing a single full bottle or can in front of them. If the game is played with four players, everyone takes a corn...
Beikou - Boikoo Tarkbei
Boikoo Tarkbei - Daur Hockey is a game similar to field hockey or street hockey. It has been played for about 1,000 years by the Daur people, an ethnic group from Inner Mongolia, China. The game involves teams of men playing a ball-like knob of apricot root (in lieu of a ball) with long wo...
Blind Hockey
The commonly used term Blind Hockey can be a little misleading to the general public as most blind hockey players have some functional vision. The sport is played by athletes with visual impairments ranging from legally blind – approximately 10% vision or less – to fully blind. Traditionally a...
Box Hockey
Box Hockey is an active hand game played between two people with sticks, a puck and a five-sided box, and typically played outdoors. The object of the game is to move a hockey puck from the center of the box out through a hole placed at each end of the box, also known as the goal. The two players...
Broomball
Broomball is a recreational game originating in Canada and played around the world. It is mostly played in a ice hockey rink, either indoors or outdoors, on a lake, a pond or the gym floor. Broomball is a popular sport on all levels including - leagues, associations, organizations, busines...
Bubble - Dome Hockey
Bubble Hockey, Dome Hockey or Rod Hockey because of the long rods used to control the players and the distinctive dome or "bubble" covering the playing field. The game can be played by two opposing players who control all five hockey players and the goalie for their side (singles) or as a ...
Deck Hockey
Deck Hockey was traditionally played by the Royal Navy on the ships' decks, using short wooden polo type Hockey sticks called Rossall Sticks and/or field Hockey sticks. Deck Hockey was a very popular game in those of HMS ships which have sufficient deck space . It is played at a fast and f...
Dek Hockey
Dek Hockey is another term for Street Hockey , Road Hockey and Ball Hockey. Quebec, Canada is known for using the term Dek Hockey for many of its leagues and associations. Other North American leagues and associations also use the term Dek Hockey too.
Field Hockey
Field Hockey - or just Hockey, as it's known in most countries around the world, and is played by all age groups, both female and male. Most players are amatuer, with some professional players and leagues in Australia, Europe, England, India, Malaysia and Spain. The biggest two field Hockey to...
Finger Hockey
Finger Hockey is played in many variations from small fold-out playing surfaces, larger table top versions to tablet & smart phone android Finger Hockey games. Some Finger Hockey games can be played using your fingers as Hockey sticks, and flicking the object, such as a coin or small p...
Floor Hockey
Floor Hockey - Cosom Hockey is a stick and ball game played indoors, usually in the style of Ice Hockey, and played on flat floor surfaces, such as a gymnasium or a basketball court. As in other Hockey codes, players on each team attempt to shoot a ball or puck into a goal using sticks, usually w...
Floorball
Floorball, a type of floor Hockey, is an indoor team sport which was developed in the 1970s in Sweden. Floorball is most popular in areas where the sport has developed the longest, such as the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The game is played in...
Gym Hockey
Gym Hockey is played by the many Hockey sports like Floor Hockey, Ball Hockey, Cosom Hockey, Unicycle Hockey, Rink Hockey, Quad Hockey, Indoor Field Hockey and Floorball. Gymnasium's have also been use for Table Top Hockey and Air Hockey Tournaments
Hockey Stick Controversy
The Hockey Stick Controversy refers to debates over the technical correctness and implications for global warming of graphs showing reconstructed estimates of the temperature record of the past 1000 years. At a political level, the debate is about the use of these graphs to convey complex science...
Hockey Stick Galaxy
NGC 4656, the Hockey Stick Galaxy, is a highly disturbed galaxy or galaxies depending on who you read, located in Canes Venatici. It carries two NGC numbers, NGC 4656 which refers to the main core region and NGC 4657 which refers to the bright northeast end. While many papers through the 1980's a...
Hurling - Camogie
Hurling - Iománaíocht - Iomáint is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association. The game has prehistoric origins, has been played for over 2,000 years, and is arguably the fastest field sport in the world and quite possibly the oldest. One of Ire...
Ice Hockey
"Modern ice Hockey is a competitive game that is played on an ice rink by two teams made up of an equal number of players wearing skates, who play using a codified set of rules, and use sticks to try to propel a puck though their opponents' goal" Before the codification of sport in the ninetee...
Ice Polo
In Ice Polo a ball was used instead of a puck, and a much heavier and stouter stick is employed, but the cardinal point wherein ice polo differs, is the absence of any rule forbidding off side play and the almost universal one handed use of the ice polo stick. Consequently ice polo was a more ope...
Inline Hockey
Inline Hockey, also known as Roller Hockey or Inline Roller Hockey is typically played at room temperature. Several surface materials are used, including plastic tiles (sometimes known as sport-court flooring), wood, and sealed concrete; in general, surfaces try to balance the ability of wheels t...
Lacrosse - Baggataway
Lacrosse - Tewaarathon - Baggataway - Stickball is a team sport in which players pass, catch, and carry a rubber ball, using sticks with a netted pouch at one end. The object of lacrosse is to accumulate points by shooting the ball into the opposing team's goal. Lacrosse has four distinct game...
Lego Hockey
Lego Hockey - Lego is a popular line of construction toys manufactured by The Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company's flagship product, Lego, consists of colourful interlocking plastic bricks and an accompanying array of gears, minifigures and various other p...
Nok Hockey
Nok Hockey is a two player action board game. It is played in  "the rink", constructed by enclosing a 2'x3' section of smooth hardboard wall panel (playing surface) within a perimeter of 1"x2"x"L" wooden siderails (rink boards). Each narrow end is fitted with a 4" wide cut out "slot" flush with t...
Palin - The Chueca
Palin - El Palin - The Chueca is a stick and ball game originating in southern Chile and southwestern Argentina by the Mapuche People. There is a ritual celebration accompanied by prayers, dances and feasting meant to fortify both individual and communal relationships. It can be played between tw...
Planktonic Hockey Stick
A PLANKTONIC HOCKEY STICK? Information about a paper in SCIENCE. It’s about the temperatures of the Arctic Ocean near Svalbard. Here’s the title and abstract : Enhanced Modern Heat Transfer to the Arctic by Warm Atlantic Water Robert F. Spielhagen,1,2* Kirstin Werner,2 Steffen Aagaard...
Power Hockey
Power hockey is a competitive, fast-paced hockey game based on the use of an electric powered wheelchair. Its modified ice Hockey rules enable disabled people that use an electric wheelchair to play in a competitive floor Hockey league and have the chance to engage in the camaraderie and exciteme...
Quad Roller Hockey
Roller Hockey - Quad Hockey - Rink Hockey - Hardball Hockey is a team sport that enjoys significant popularity in a number of Latin countries. Roller Hockey was a demonstration rollersport in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. There have been many world championships, Latin countries dominati...
Rinkball
Rinkball is a sport similar to ice Hockey. The general concept is the same: five players (three offense, two defense) and one goalie per team on the ice, and players score goals by getting the ball into the opposing team’s net. Penalties are similar as well: the offending side loses a player for ...
Roller Polo
Roller Polo was a game mostly played in England, and the United States of America. Professional, semi-professional and amateur teams were numerous and each team had a devoted following. Roller skating was very popular in the 1870s, and soon found many of it skaters wanting to add more to t...
Rossall Hockey
Rossall Hockey or Ross Hockey is a unique form of Hockey played only at Rossall School, in Fleetwood, on the Fylde coast, Lancashire, England. The game is unique to Rossall School and is played on a mile-long stretch on Rossall beach next to the school during the Lent term when the tides are suit...
Shinny - Shinney
Shinny - Shinney - Shinnie - Pick-Up Hockey is an informal type of Hockey played on ice or paved surfaces such as a roadway or street. A type of Hockey played casually with friends. It is often associated with pick-up Hockey or pond Hockey. There are no formal rules or specific positions, and gen...
Shinty - Camanachd
Shinty - Camanachd - Iomain is a stick and ball game played mainly in the Scottish Highlands, and amongst Highland migrants to the big cities of Scotland. It is also to be found in a much wider space from the plains of Montevideo in the mid-nineteenth century, to Toronto and Canada’s Maritime Pro...
Skateboard Hockey
Skateboard Hockey - Longboard Hockey - Longboarding Hockey is a Hockey game played on skateboards. A rebelious Hockey game played in underground parking lots, tennis courts or covered areas. Competitors often play bodychecking, and wear no protective equipment. Blood and injuries are common fr...
Skater Hockey
Skater Hockey - Inline Skater Hockey - Quad Skater Hockey - Street Hockey is team sport played with a plastic ball. The game is played using inline roller skates or quad skates. It is different to Inline Hockey. Skater hockey is played by two teams, and each team is permitted to have 5 players on...
Sledge - Sled Hockey
Sledge Hockey - Sled Hockey is the Paralympic version of ice Hockey. It is fast-paced, highly physical, and played by athletes with a physical disability in the lower part of the body. Instead of wearing skates, each player is stapped to a two-blade sledge that is raised high enough to al...
Sponge Hockey - Spongee
Sponge Hockey - Spongee is Hockey played on foot, not skates, using a standard Hockey stick, asponge puck, and soft soled footwear. Spongee takes the best of soccer, basketball, and ice Hockey in an effort to make it's unique brand of Hockey. A cult sport played almost exclusively in Winnipeg, Ma...
Table Hockey - Rod Hockey
Table Hockey, also called Rod Hockey, Stick Hockey, Bubble Hockey, and Board Hockey, is a game for two players, derived from ice Hockey. The game consists of a representation of a Hockey rink; the players score goals by hitting a small puck into the opposing "net" with plastic or metal figures th...
The Game of Ganna / Gänna - isganna
If ever there was a national or popular game in Ethiopia, then surely it isganna, a kind of hockey peculiar to Ethiopia. It is played however mostly by the Amhara, the Tigre, the Gurage and the Agau. Reliable facts seem to show that ganna, together with other elements of Amhara culture, has been ...
Tonsil Hockey
Tonsil Hockey - A form of French kissing, or kissing with the tongue. The genders involved is dependent on personal preference. For the purpose of this explanation though we will use the male vs female discriptions. Starts with a face off where both participants faces get close and this leads ...
Underwater Hockey
Underwater Hockey - Octopush - Water Hockey is a global non-contact water sport in which teams compete to maneuver a puck / squid across the bottom of a swimming pool into goals / gulleys. Players who are most successful in this game are strong swimmers, have a great ability to hold their ...
Underwater Ice Hockey
Underwater Ice Hockey - Sub-Aqua Ice Hockey is a minor extreme sport that is a variant of ice Hockey. It is played upside-down underneath frozen pools or ponds. Participants wear wetsuits, masks and flippers, and use the underside of the frozen surface as the playing area for a floating 10 inch s...
Unicycle Hockey
Unicycle Hockey is a team sport, similar to roller or inline Hockey, except that each player must be mounted on a unicycle (with both feet on the pedals) to play the ball. A team is composed of five players (plus substitutes), but there is no dedicated goalkeeper role played by some clubs. ...