Ice Hockey History
Ice Hockey started on the 3rd of March, 1875. The first organised game was indoor at Motreal’s Victoria Skating Rink between two nine player teams, including James Creighton and several other McGill students.
The Three Zones
The ice surface is split into three zones, the area where one net is called the defending zone, the middle zone, between the two blue lines, is called the neutral zone and the final zone is by the other net is called the attacking zone or the offence zone.
The Stanley Cup
The Stanley Cup is awarded to the winning team at the end of the season. The Montreal Canadians are voted the best team in ice hockey because they have won the most Stanley Cups ever. The first team to win the Stanley Cup were the Toronto Arenas in 1918.
Ice Hockey Pucks
The first few ice hockey games were played with of frozen cow dung as a puck! During some ice hockey games the puck can be split in half!
The Oldest Ice Hockey Player
Mark Sertich is the oldest ice hockey player ever. He is 93 years old 11 months and 27 days old and still plays ice hockey now! He plays 2-3 games per week.