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Hockey And Hockey Equipments Overview

Author : Tadeusz Johnsen

Submitted : 2008-10-31 00:00:00    Word Count : 503    Popularity:   271

Tags:   hockey, ice hockey, nhl, gear, shopping

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There are several variations of hockey. Some of which are field hockey, ice hockey, roller hockey (quad hockey and inline hockey), street hockey and unicycle hockey. There are many other games or sports which had been derived from the hockey game or its predecessors which gave rise to other forms of hockey. These are air hockey, ball hockey, mini hockey, box hockey, broomball, floorball, foot hockey, indoor field hockey, table hockey among many others which are played in all parts of the world. Indeed, hockey is a universal game with multiple versions and variations.

National Hockey League (NHL)

National Hockey League or NHL, a professional hockey league in North America, is composed of 30 teams. It was formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1917 from a predecessor organization which is the National Hockey Association or NHA. NHL is referred to as the premier professional ice hockey league worldwide and is included in major professional sports leagues in North America.

The Stanley Cup is awarded every year to the champion of the league to conclude each season. It is also the oldest professional athletic trophy within North America.

Hockey as a Popular Worldwide Sport and Hockey Equipments

The hockey sport had gained popularity worldwide which is also the reason why several versions of the game had been created and popularized in different parts of the world. Its popularity earned the interest of young and old alike. Very young children who are fascinated with the sport begin training at an early age. It is this popularity of the sport that gave rise to several hockey merchandise and hockey equipments being sold in the market, in various stores and outlets and even online.

The most basic hockey equipments and game accessories include the hockey stick, hockey balls, footwear (skates), hockey goal keeper helmet, hockey goal keeper chest guard, hockey goal keeper gloves, hockey goal keeper kicker and leg guards. These hockey equipments can be purchased in sporting goods stores and hockey online stores.

Hockey Goal Net

The hockey goal net is one of the most essential tools needed in order to play hockey. Goal nets are available in various sporting goods stores and even online. Here are some of the features that make a good hockey goal net:

Must have the ideal measurements and dimensions (W 54 in; H 44 in; D 30 in)
Made of durable material like steel frame with hood and double back support
Made with protective finish
Convenient and easy, push button assembly
With bungee slip net with 1-3/4-in mesh and VELCRO brand net ties that offer quick set-up in the playing field
Folds for easy storage and transporting

Hockey for Disabled Players

Due to the increasing popularity of hockey, a variation of this sport had been created specifically for the disabled. This is referred to as the Sledge Hockey wherein the players sit on sleds and they push themselves along the ice with picks on the butt end of their shorter hockey sticks. The rules for Sledge Hockey are almost all the same with regular hockey.

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Hockey online stores also provide
good deals for
hockey equipments, apparel, protection and accessories
. In most hockey
online stores, different brands of equipments are featured as well as product
description, pricing, features and benefits. Some of the popular hockey online
stores where hockey players can purchase their accessories and equipments to
play the sport include Highland Sports, DR Sports, Gatto Sports Equipments and
Sports Specialists.

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