Ice hockey is a team sport played on ice in which two teams of skaters use sticks to shoot a hard rubber hockey puck into their opponent’s net to score points. In some countries such as Canada, the United States, and some European countries such as Latvia and Sweden, it is often known simply as “hockey”; the name “ice hockey” is more used in countries where “hockey” generally refers to field hockey or both sports are almost as popular (such as South American, Asian, Australasian, and some European countries like Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom). Ice hockey teams usually consist of four lines of three forwards, three pairs of defencemen, and two goalies. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team. Each team has a goaltender who tries to stop the puck from going into the goal.
Cultural and entertainment complex “Arena Ugra” was took into use in 2008. This unique construction is an autonomous sports multipurpose center with a professional ice arena. It is designed for 5 500 spectators, total area of the building is 19 440 sq. m.
The coach of the team of Canada has commented on the performance of his team on the Winter Deaflympics.
April 5, 2015 Upon the end of the bronze medal game of the Deaflympics between USA and Finland the coaches of both teams shared their impressions about the deaf hockey tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Andrei Vasilevskiy – a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League (NHL), a world champion – has supported the Deaflympic team of...
The team of Kazakhstan will not take part in the games for medals of the Deaflympic hockey tournament; still it will try to attract public attention to itself.
The players of Russian deaf hockey team lost the game against Canada but still both teams will be playing tomorrow in the final of the tournament.