Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ringette? How is That Hockey?

Cut the head off a long ice hockey stick.  Replace the ball or a puck with a big rubber donut, or "ring", and you have what you need to play ringette or floor hockey.

If you want to keep track, at this point you may want to start drawing a family tree of hockey.
ORIGINAL HOCKEY,  i.e. "field" hockey, is the Adam & Eve.  The variation of Ice Hockey branched off the tree in Canada, but it wasn't until 1875 that the modern rules for the game were transcribed.

Jump to 1963, in Ontario, for the invention of Ringette.  Ringette was designed as ice hockey for figure skaters.  It has since evolved into Gym Ringette and Inline Ringette.

At its core, it is another branch of hockey, still true to the spirit and joy of the original version.
It resembles broomball, which is yet another story.

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