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The term ‘hockey’ refers to ‘field hockey’ in most parts of the world. However, the term signifies ‘ice hockey 'in some places, including the United States, Canada, and Russia.
So hockey represents the summer sport of a stick and ball game or the ice skating sport, including ice hockey and bandy. Nonetheless, it is undoubtedly one of the best sports in the world that enjoys a huge global fan base.
What Makes This Game Worth Watching?
The majority of sports have umpires or referees who decide the game. However, in hockey, it’s the players who have the power to control the game to some extent but on a different level.
The athletes can slow the game down, speed it up, and even shake up things with big fights or hits, making it more entertaining to watch.
The Origination of Hockey
Hockey originated in Canada. And Canadians are fond of hockey more than any other sport. Nearly all Canadians watched when Canada gained gold at the Winter Olympics of 2010, held in Vancouver. Also, hockey is watched more than any other sports broadcast in Canada.
People are so passionate about this game that they perceive it as a way of life that goes well into adulthood instead of just a game played in childhood that thrives out as an adult.
Playing a sport like hockey at a higher level requires too many sacrifices, including one’s health. And all these make the difference, considering its popularity, fan base, and viewership globally.
Why Are Fans so Passionate About Hockey?
Nothing can get you going like a co-player giving a buddy pass to another teammate in between the neutral zone. And the defenseman could catch him clean in the ground.
Admittedly, this sport has some of the most violent hits that fans could ever see. Hockey fans ideally stay more excited to watch playoffs as they manifest a different game level.
It has harder and faster hitting. And together with the ambiance in the arenas and cities, make it more exciting to watch. When it’s season-opening time, fans already speculate which team will finally run for Lord Stanley’s Cup.
More significantly, goals keep the audience and fans coming back for more. Even non-fans cannot stop themselves from appreciating the unique goals that hockey can come up with.
It’s always exciting to see how people get hooked when seeing a great hockey game. So gear up, hockey world championships are on the line!