Ice hockey is a very
fast moving game. There are six
on a side, which means there are
forwards, defence men and a goalie. I think it’s similar to soccer, but more intense and faster, because it’s played on ice which is a
The game sixty minutes, and there are three periods of twenty minutes each.
Some people don’t like hockey criticize it for being too
because you’re allowed to hit the other players under
certain . Not random
violence, but the person…the player carrying the puck he can, what’s called ‘check him’, and that’s kind of like
him, but there’s only
ways you can hit him. And
there’s .. erm … a tendency for , but it’s only some…some teams are more violent than others and it’s just
of the game. If…if a player ‘checks’ another player illegally he gets a penalty, and that means he’s
the ice for two minutes, or maybe even five minutes, and the other team will have a
man , and that would be called a ‘power play’ . And
you’re in a power play, you’re have a good chance of
a goal. So that minimises the violence.
Hockey is popular in North America,
in … in… Canada but also very popular in the
part of the U.S.A.
… erm … the boarder states. But it’s also very popular in certain other ..
er … countries in . It’s very popular in Sweden, Finland, Russia, the Czech
Republic … erm … Belarus Many of these countries are equal to …er..Canada, United States