• Ice Hockey

    Ice hockey is a fast, fluid and exciting team sport. It draws big crowds at the Olympic Games thanks to the drama and tension of the matches.

Ice hockey originated in Canada in the early 19th century, based on several similar sports played in Europe, although the word “hockey” comes from the old French word “hocquet”, meaning “stick”. Around 1860, a puck was substituted for a ball, and in 1879 two McGill University students, Robertson and Smith, devised the first rules.

The first recognised team, the McGill University Hockey Club, was formed in 1880 as hockey became the Canadian national sport and spread throughout the country. In 1892 the Governor General of Canada donated the Stanley Cup, which was first won by a team representing the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association.

  • Federation

    Turkmenistan Ice Hockey Federation


    Jora Hudayberdiyev  


  • Quick Facts

    • Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.
    • Ice hockey is most popular in Canada, central and eastern Europe, Nordic countries, Russia and the United States.
    • The name "hockey" has no clear origin. Its first known mention is from the 1773 book Juvenile Sports and Pastimes

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