Ice Hockey


Ice hockey, known simply as 'hockey' in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. The objective of the game is to score goals by playing a hard rubber disc, the puck, into one of the nets placed at opposite ends of the rink. The players control the puck using a long stick with a curved blade at one end. Teams consist of 6 players, usually one of the six is a goalie who wears special protective clothing. The game originated in Canada around 1855, when the game on ice was first played with a puck rather than a ball. In 1893 the Stanley Cup was established as the trophy of the Canadian senior championships, it became the award of the winner of the National Hockey League in 1926, and still is the biggest trophy in hockey. The International Ice Hockey Federation was founded in 1908. For more info see Wikipedia.

Olympic Games: Men Women

NHL (National Hockey League)

World Championships: Men Women

Euro Hockey Tour

International Club Competitions:
European Champions Cup Continental Cup Hungary-Romania Liga W:European Champions Cup
Defunct Events:
European Super Cup Panonian Liga

International Tournaments:
Spengler Cup

National Championships:
Austria
Belgium
Czechia
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Russia
Russia (2nd level)
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Defunct Championships:
Czechoslovakia East Germany Soviet Union

Minor Leagues:
AHL (American Hockey League)
ECHL (East Coast Hockey League)
CHL (Central Hockey League)
SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League)
FHL (Federal Hockey League)
Defunct Minor Leagues:
ACHL (Atlantic Coast Hockey League)
EPHL (Eastern Professional Hockey League)
IHL (International Hockey League)
IHL II (International Hockey League)
MAHL (Mid-Atlantic Hockey League)
SEHL (South East Hockey League)
SHL (Southern Hockey League)
WCHL (West Coast Hockey League)
WHA2 (World Hockey Association 2)
WPHL (Western Professional Hockey League)

College Hockey:
NCAA Division I
NCAA Division III
CIS (Canada)
W:NCAA Division I
W:NCAA Division III
W:CIS (Canada)
Defunct Championships:
NCAA Division II NAIA
NCAA Division I Conference Championships:
AHA
CCHA
ECAC
HEA
WCHA
Defunct NCAA Division I Conference Championship:
CHA

Junior Leagues:
CHL (Canadian Hockey League)

Asian Games: Men Women

Universiade: Men Women

Youth:

Defunct Major Leagues:
WHA (World Hockey Association)
PCHA (Pacific Coast Hockey Association)
WCHL (Western Canada Hockey League)

Defunct Events:
Men: World Cup
Men: Summit Series
European Championships: Men Women