Ice Hockey History
Ice hockey has a history of more than one hundred years,it is the ball sports with the highest speed among all the ball sports games. When playing the ice hockey, athletes all wear the special skates, protective gear and clothing, slap the ball with cue, the team shotting more ball can win the game.
Ice hockey originated in Canada in the 19th century. In Kingston of Canada, a game on the ice was very popular, people who took part in this game tied ice skates under their feet, holding hockey sticks, running on the frozen ice lake to slap ball made with wood. The players and the game place were not limited, only the two wooden sticks stood as the goal. This is the predecessor of the modern ice hockey. In 1879, McGill University, Montreal in Canada organized an official hockey game, the rules were made by of WF Luo Boxun and RF Smith Professor together. At first it was ruled that both sides had 11 participants, later 9 participants, then 7, at last it was ruled 6 participants to rake part in the game. The ball and the cue were developed continuously, later, it spreaded to the United States and Europe. In Paris in 1908, the International Ice Hockey Federation was established, and the head of this organization was set in Vienna, Austria. Ice Hockey was listed as the game in the 7th Olympic Games in 1920. In 1924 the 1st Winter Olympic Games was held in France, the Canadian team won the game with the absolute advantage. From 1924 to 1953, Canada's ice hockey occupied the leading place in the world, winning the world championship many times. In 1954, the Soviet team beat the Canadian team, winning the 21th ice hockey world championship, thus the situation that Canada leads the 'exclusive advantage of ice hockey was broken, then later it spreaded to other countries quickly.
Later ice hokey develops better and better, till now, it is still very popular and attract many people, it is also divided into the women ice hockey and the men ice hockey like other games. It is a ball game integrating football, speed skating and strategy together. This akegeesports needs very mature hockey skill and speedy and changeable skating skill, as well as the awareness of teamwork. Now it is so popular all over the world, more and more people take part in this game.