As the forward races on his skates towards the opponent’s goal, the opposition defenders in hot pursuit do everything including thudding into him and into the side walls, as the puck is passed with lightning quickness to the waiting forward, who hits it into the goal with a bang to send the adoring fans in raptures. Welcome to Ice Hockey, welcome to the world’s fastest game.
Whether played on ice with roller skates or on grass/artificial turf, hockey in its two most popular forms commands the same passion and excitement that is second to none. Being an extremely sapping and fast paced game, Hockey has been the darling of many countries. It is the British who took the game when they went around colonizing the world. The popularity of this game can be seen in the way in which leagues that pit the best teams of players in a country/ region against each other are formed in almost all nations where it is played. This game generates unbelievable interest and is carried on TV networks primetime. It makes for very healthy and entertaining evenings and the events are a sellout, always.
Ice Hockey is the world’s fastest game and is played and followed keenly in the Americas. The game had its origins in the icy climes of England and France. It however became most popular when the settlers took the game along with them to North America and its frozen lakes became the battle grounds for teams of players who competed fiercely. Lord Stanley of Preston, the English Governor General of Canada, bought a silver cup and decreed it be given to the best amateur team in Canada, each year. This continues to be the Holy Grail of Ice Hockey and is played for with intensity by teams from USA and Canada every year.
With such popularity and so much attention, Hockey indeed has invaded homes with broadcasts of games, live. Fanatic following among its fans ensures that web sites dedicated to this game have a steady stream of fan traffic. Memorabilia, player/game information, match reviews, and tickets, are all available in the assortment of sites we have assembled to the avid fan of this great game.