Although various versions of the game have always existed, it was in England that the hockey history was actually shaped. Being aware of the popularity of this game, Canadians developed their own version. Ice hockey was born in 1875. It quickly became a very popular sport spreading across the U.S as well as across Europe.
There are various leagues of fantasy hockey and each one has different rules. In order to win such competitions a player must have a lot of knowledge about hockey because the results are based on real statistics. Furthermore before drafting players one needs to be informed about their health, age and contract deals.
The National Hockey League (NHL) rules and regulations are slightly different than those issued by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Players that break the hockey rules are given a penalty and their goal is disallowed. An offside occurs when a player precedes the puck in the offensive zone.
Field hockey is a sport practiced by both men and women, mainly in South Africa, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. The game is played between two teams of eleven members on natural grass, gravel, water-based or sand-based artificial turf. The players are equipped with a helmet, leg guards, kickers and a J-shaped stick.
The most important of all hockey positions is the goalie. If he is a reliable player he can give the team the necessary confidence to adventure themselves in aggressive offensive maneuvers. The team also has 5 other players that are divided in forward and defensemen. There are 2 defensemen a center and two wingers.