There are many theories about the birth of hockey but so far the majority still believe that this sport comes from an ancient Greek game called “keritizein”. From the end of the eighteenth century, hockey was gradually improved by the British until it became a unified whole as present.
Ice hockey first appeared in the 1920s Summer Olympics in Belgium. This test was then transferred to the winter sports system starting from the 2004 Winter Olympics and defaulted to the latest Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia in 2014.
Seven countries including Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States are considered the great powers of ice hockey in the Olympic arena. In men’s content, only 6/64 medals do not belong to one of the seven countries mentioned above. The women’s playground, the Olympic medal competition and the World Championship are always the battle of this “giants” group, the HCV is always the competition of two Canadian and American teams.
Today ice hockey thrives both in width and depth. The most common is still in the geographic areas that are cold enough to form seasonal ice with perfect hardness like Canada, Czech Republic, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, … and The area is located in the northern latitude of the United States.
Most ice hockey players share the same assumption that skating skills account for more than 50% of success. The move on a special shoe requires players to be able to balance very well. In order for the skill to move to the “upper” level, players need to go through a long process from observing and training to regular practice with a strong will.
Looking from outside the ice hockey is not a sport that leaves a beautiful image. A group of players competed for a tiny disk, messy bumps on the field sometimes made viewers feel frustrated and boring. That is not to mention the extremely high direct resistance that many people are afraid of. However, once in the mind of “insiders”, those “negative” statements will immediately reverse.