An Olympic sport since 1920, Ice Hockey was first played in the Antwerp 1920 Summer Olympics.
Ice Hockey, Ice Hockey
Links, Olympic Greats.
Women, first allowed to enter in Nagano
1998, compete in an eight-team tournament while there are twelve teams in the men's
ice hockey tournament.
While play is in progress, a team may only have six players on the
The game is played in three periods of 20 minutes, with two 15 minute
intermissions between periods. If there's a draw in a medal-round game, an extra
sudden-death period of ten minutes is added on; after another 15 minute break.
In 1990, Pavel Bure moved from Russia to play professional ice
hockey for the Vancouver Canucks. Representing Russia at the Nagano
1998 Winter Olympics, Bure was the leading scorer in the tournament with 9 goals.
After the Olympics, Bure moved to the Florida Panthers. Even though he
fractured his hand six weeks before Salt Lake City
2002, Pavel insisted on playing and appeared in all of Russias games; helping
the team win bronze.
Hayley Wickenheiser represented Canada at the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics; registering a
tournament-leading six assists on the way to a silver medal.
At Salt Lake City 2002,
Canada's women went one better to beat United States in the final. Wickenheiser (along
with American Natalie Darwitz) led the scoring in the tournament with seven goals. Hayley
won another gold medal in Turin 2006, as Canada beat
Sweden in the final.
Wickenheiser also represented Canada at the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics, in the sport
International Ice Hockey Federation:
Founded in 1908, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is a federation of member
national hockey associations; governing the sport of ice hockey and in-line hockey for
both men and women.
A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey:
The A to Z is a free access ice hockey resource, developed by The Ice Hockey Annual and
Graphyle Consultants, for hockey fans world-wide.
A bulging database on the European ice hockey scene, with lots of latest ice hockey news
from around the continent. There's even an Olympic section.
Mad About Hockey:
From Canada, this site pays tribute to the men and women who have brought their ice hockey
to life over the generations. Includes a section on the Stanley Cup.
NHL - National Hockey League:
The official website of the US National Hockey League (NHL) is part of the MSN Network of
The Internet Hockey Database:
The standings and player statistics for nearly every professional hockey player to ever
play. Find information on almost all professional leagues that iced a team; not just the
NHL. And there is a tremendous amount of amateur stats listed as well.
The Science of
An interesting presentation from the Exploratorium. Learn about the ice; skating; the
gear; making saves; shooting the puck; checking; and hockey fitness.
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