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Hockey is a sport in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent’s goal using a hockey stick. There are several versions of hockey, such as field, inline, rink and ice hockey. They all use specialized gear and equipment.

Equipment: Hockey ball, hockey stick, mouthguard, shinguards
Team members: 11 field players
Highest governing body: International Hockey Federation
Olympic: 1908, 1920, 1928–present
Contact: Limited
First played: 19th century, England

The main equipment for hockey is a stick, whose length can be about three feet long. Hockey sticks are round and usually made of wood covered with fiberglass; Aluminum sticks are used, both of which have feature of suede and rubber grips. Field hockey sticks have hooked bases, that are rounded at one end and flat at the other to get the ball right into the goal. Ice hockey and inline hockey sticks have broader bases, and most of them are for right-handed players. Holding the top of the stick with your left hand and the bottom of the stick with the right, the base leans forward to form a fine scoop to catch and guide the puck.

Field hockey uses molded plastic ball. Ice hockey and inline hockey use hard, vulcanized rubber discs called pucks. Both balls are sized according to hockey associations. The goal of each hockey version is to direct the ball or puck to the goal net. Goal nets are supported by steel frames and have a durable synthetic nylon nets.

Protective gears and team jerseys are just as important as skates, or footwear, sticks, and puck. Protective equipment for hockey consists of a chest protector, helmet, large padded shorts, elegant pads, neck protector and other gear. Make sure you use all safety measures when playing hockey.

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