Ice hockey

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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.wikipedia
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Shot (ice hockey)

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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.
A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking or snapping the puck with their stick in the direction of the net.

Ice hockey stick

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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.
An ice hockey stick is a piece of equipment used in ice hockey to shoot, pass, and carry the puck across the ice.

Goaltender

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The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
In ice hockey, the goaltender is the player responsible for preventing the hockey puck from entering their team's net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring.

Goal (ice hockey)

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The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
In ice hockey, a goal is scored when the puck entirely crosses the goal line between the two goal posts and below the goal crossbar.

Ice hockey in Canada

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Ice hockey is most popular in Canada, central and eastern Europe, the Nordic countries, Russia and the United States.
Ice hockey in Canada dates back to the 19th century.

Ice hockey in the United States

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Ice hockey is most popular in Canada, central and eastern Europe, the Nordic countries, Russia and the United States.
Ice hockey, usually referred to in the U.S. simply as "hockey", is a popular sport in the United States.

Hockey puck

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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.
The best-known use of pucks is in ice hockey, a major international sport.

Sport in Croatia

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In addition, ice hockey is the most popular winter sport in Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Ice hockey is another popular team sport, namely in the Croatian interior.

Sport in Russia

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In addition, ice hockey is the most popular winter sport in Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Ice hockey came in second with handball, basketball, boxing, auto racing, volleyball, athletics, tennis and chess rounding out the top ten rankings.

Sport in the Czech Republic

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In addition, ice hockey is the most popular winter sport in Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland.
The two leading sports in the Czech Republic are football and ice hockey, both drawing the largest attention of both the media and supporters.

Sport in Finland

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In addition, ice hockey is the most popular winter sport in Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Pesäpallo is the national sport of Finland, although the most popular forms of sport in terms of television viewers and media coverage are ice hockey and Formula One.

National Hockey League

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North America's National Hockey League (NHL) is the highest level for men's ice hockey and the strongest professional ice hockey league in the world.
The National Hockey League (NHL; Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada.

Kontinental Hockey League

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The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is the highest league in Russia and much of Eastern Europe.
The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), Kontinental'naya hokkeynaya liga) is an international professional ice hockey league founded in 2008.

Sport in Slovakia

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In addition, ice hockey is the most popular winter sport in Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland.
The most watched sports in Slovakia are football, ice hockey and tennis.

International Ice Hockey Federation

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The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is the formal governing body for international ice hockey, with the IIHF managing international tournaments and maintaining the IIHF World Ranking.
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF; Fédération internationale de hockey sur glace; Internationale Eishockey-Föderation) is a worldwide governing body for ice hockey and in-line hockey.

Contact sport

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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.
Current medical terminology in the United States uses the term collision sport to refer to sports like rugby, roller derby, American football, ice hockey, and lacrosse, the term contact sport to refer to sports such as Association football and basketball, and the term limited-contact sport to sports like squash and baseball.

Sport in Switzerland

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In addition, ice hockey is the most popular winter sport in Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland.
While winter sports are enjoyed throughout the country, football and ice hockey remain the most popular sports.

National sport

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Ice hockey is the official national winter sport of Canada.
Some sports are de facto (not established by law) national sports, as baseball is in the United States and Gaelic games are in the Ireland, while others are de jure (established by law) national sports, as lacrosse and ice hockey are in Canada.

IIHF World Ranking

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The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is the formal governing body for international ice hockey, with the IIHF managing international tournaments and maintaining the IIHF World Ranking.
The IIHF World Ranking is a ranking of the performance of the national ice hockey teams of member countries of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

Professional ice hockey

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Amateur ice hockey leagues began in the 1880s, and professional ice hockey originated around 1900.
Professional ice hockey has existed since the early 1900s (decade).

Ice hockey at the Olympic Games

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In the early 1900s, the Canadian rules were adopted by the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace, the precursor of the IIHF and the sport was played for the first time in the Olympics in the 1920 Summer Olympics.
Ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1920.

Sport in Sweden

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In addition, ice hockey is the most popular winter sport in Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland.
The sports with most participants are football, floorball, equestrian sports, handball, golf, gymnastics and athletics, while the sports with the largest number of television spectators are football, ice hockey, handball, bandy, golf, motor sport (especially speedway) and athletics.

Canada men's national ice hockey team

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In international competitions, the national teams of six countries (the "Big Six") predominate: Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States.
The Canadian national men's ice hockey team (popularly known as Team Canada; Équipe Canada) is the ice hockey team representing Canada internationally.

Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team

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In international competitions, the national teams of six countries (the "Big Six") predominate: Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States.
The Czech men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of the Czech Republic.

First indoor ice hockey game

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The contemporary sport of ice hockey was developed in Canada, most notably in Montreal, where the first indoor hockey game was played on March 3, 1875.
On March 3, 1875, the first recorded indoor ice hockey game took place at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.