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Ice hockey was developed from grass hockey

Ice hockey could be developed from grass hockey played in Northern Europe for centuries.

The rules of modern ice hockey were invented by James Creighton (Canadian). In 1875, the first-ever competitive ice hockey match by Creighton law took place in Montreal, Canada.

The match was held at the Victoria Skating Rink between two teams with 9 players each, including James Creighton and several McGill University students. The round wooden piece is used for the match instead of the ball.

McGill University Hockey Club is the first ice hockey club, founded in 1877 (followed by the Quebec Bulldogs, the Quebec Hockey Club founded in 1878 and the Montreal Victorias founded in 1881).

In 1880, the number of players on each side decreased from 9 players to 7. The number of teams increased sharply enough for the first “world championship” to be held at the annual Winter Festival of Montreal in 1883. Team McGill won the championship and was awarded the Carnival Cup. Each match is divided into 2 halves of 30 minutes each. In 1886, the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (AHAC) was established.

The Stanley Cup Origins

In 1888, Governor-General of Canada, Princess Stanley of Preston (his son and daughter both enjoyed hockey) entered the Montreal Winter Tournament for the first time and was impressed by the sport. In 1892, he found that there was no recognition for the best team in Canada, so he purchased a silver bowl to use as a trophy.

The Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (later known as the Stanley Cup) was first awarded in 1893 to the Montreal Hockey Club, champion of the AHAC. Every year, the trophy is awarded to the championship team of the National Hockey League.

Modern ice hockey

Today, ice hockey is the most popular official sport at the Olympics and the most popular team sport. Modern ice hockey has only 6 players per team. The goal of the two teams is to hit the hockey puck into the opponent’s net. The net is protected by a special player called the goalkeeper.

The most famous hockey teams and athletes nowadays

The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy, awarded annually to the winner of the final, after a series of competitions from the National Hockey League. Montreal Canadiens has won the Stanley Cup 23 times, since the league was formed, 10 times more than the second place of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

From 1951 to 1960, every year Montreal entered the Stanley Cup final, including five consecutive championships, from 56 to 60. Afterwards, the Canadiens won more than 10 times in the years 65 to 79. , and 2 more in 86 and 93

At the time, winning the Stanley Cup was more difficult. The New York Islanders won four consecutive trophies in the years ‘80, ‘81, ‘82 and ‘83. The Edmonton Oilers also won five trophies between 84 and 90, but since then the Detroit Red Wings have only won the championship for two consecutive years 97 and ‘98

Currently, only two teams are considered the most likely to win the Stanley Cup, the Los Angeles King and the Chicago Blackhawks. In the last three seasons, the Kings have won two cups, while the Chicago team won two in 2010 and 2013.

THE MOST FAMOUS NHL PLAYERS TODAY

10. John Tavares is not the fastest in the competition, but he is even more amazing when moving the puck, passing it to teammates, or when he shoots it into the net.

9. AnzeKopitar doesn’t get much attention, but he is a respectable power for attacking and defending.

8. As a defender, Drew Doughty can do anything, and always dedicates the best moves to Stanley Cup matches.

7. It is almost unfair to combine Evgeni- Malkin’s great talent and generals. When he comes on the pitch, basically no one can stop him

6. Ryan Getzlaf is highly skilled, plus a bit of tenacity. It was a great combination in hockey.

5. Henrik Lundqvist is always at the top of the list of best goalkeepers. That’s why people call him “The King”, King.

4. Alex Ovechkin is such a great NHL player.

3. Steven Stamkos skates like the wind and shoots like a cannon.

2. With two Stanley Cups and two Olympic gold medals listed on his resume, Jonathan Toews always wants to win.

1. There are many challenges for Sidney Crosby, but “Sid the Kid” is still the golden boy of ice hockey.