Hockey cheers us all, regardless of the field, rink, or arena, doesn't it? The magic that the stick and ball game creates has transcended the boundaries of the commonwealth. Today, even the US crowd enjoys the match just as much as its native.
If, by any chance, you haven't watched any local tournaments before, this might just be your calling.
Hockey is an umbrella term for summer and winter leagues of indoor and outdoor hockey games. So, broadly speaking, the term refers to sub sports like ice hockey, blade hockey, rink hockey, roller hockey, etc.
Fascinatingly, the game is one of the most diverse ones, irrespective of its limited stakes. You can play it on the field, in the rink, between two platforms, or even in the gymnasium. Whatever your type be, each of these games is recognized and is given the recognition it deserves on both national and international levels.
In fact, hockey is recognized at the intercollegiate level as well. It's a well-known NCAA sport.
You must be wondering why hockey is so flexible. The answer to that is the easy format. The game includes a disk, two goal posts, and players with a stick each. Each of the team's purposes is to put the disk or the puck to the opponent's goal while hedging their own. By the end of the match, whichever team has the highest number of goals wins and gets the title.
Teams that play in leagues like AHL and NHL in the US or even Canada rely solely on their talents and the strategic team positioning to win hockey matches. The game, over time, has become the synonym for unity and sportsmanship.
Hockey also teaches its audience the same virtues it imparts to the athletes. You can feel that sense of belonging while watching the game.
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