|Governing Body:||International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)|
Ice Hockey is a team sport played between two teams of skaters on an ice rink and is the world’s most popular winter sport. In this sport, players use their sticks to shoot a puck into the opponent’s goal to score points. Ice hockey is the national sport of Canada for winters.
The sport is believed to be originated in the mid-1800s in Canada, but some believe that it was evolved from a stick and ball game played in the 18th and 19th century in the United Kingdom. In the international competitions of ice hockey, six countries predominate- Canada, Finland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia and the United States. Ice hockey is the part of Olympics since 1920.