Sport, family games on the ice, tartan, plastic, wooden or grassy area, in which two teams try to hit a ball or puck to the goal — the opponent's goal using hockey sticks. Each team has one goalkeeper, who protects the gate of his team, and a few field players.
Birthday of ice hockey in Russia is considered to be 22 December 1946, when in Moscow, Leningrad, Riga, Kaunas and Arkhangelsk were played the first matches of the first championship of the USSR on hockey.
The 2010 world Cup, held in Cologne, the Russian team took second place, losing in the final the Czech team with the score 1:2. In 2012 the Russian team for the fourth time won the gold. In 2014 he became a five-time champion, winning in 2008, 2009 and 2012, all the matches. In the final match the Russian team defeated Finland with the score 5:2.
Russian hockey is different from Russian football development regional clubs. On the map of Russia there are strong economic and organizational terms, hockey towns: Novosibirsk, Omsk, Magnitogorsk, Yaroslavl, Ufa, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, etc.
Hockey club "Yenisei"
The British version
British sources attributed the origin of the term "hockey" with the word "hauki" or "Hokie". So in the early middle ages in some English herfstvakantie holidays harvest. During these holidays, we played to hold the ball curved sticks in the enemy zone. It is interesting that now in the southern United States workers use a hockey tool like a chopper, which is cultivated land.
The canadian version
In the first version, the word "hockey" is taken from the language of mahoukou. They once played a similar game on the grass. It was called "Hagi", which means "hurt." The fact that after the game the losers were punished. The second adopted in Canada versions is more simple and known. She attributes the origin of the word "hockey" to the old French "joke" ("hoquet"), which means a curved shepherd's staff. Here you can trace another parallel. So, in the Russian language and Russia is also the birthplace of hockey (Russian, with ball) — includes the word "crutch". And it also has values and Kluki (stick, curved stick), and old games ("Kluki"). And it is also cognate to the word "stick".