1.Invention of Hockey

List Top 10 astonishing facts about Hockey image 1Hockey was first  established by  Egypt. Hockey is a famous game in India and Pakistan.Some museums has proof that a form of the game was played by the Romans and Greeks . The modern game of hockey originated in England in the mid-18th century and  hockey is the national game of Pakistan. It was the national game of India until the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports declared in August 2012 that India has no national sport.

2.Hockey was  called ‘shinty’

List Top 10 astonishing facts about Hockey image 2It was just the way it was written in 19th century England. In fact, it wasn’t originally called hockey at all. The game of hockey has been said to be formed after what was actually referred to as hurley, hurling, bandy, shinty or shinny – according to the SIHR.

3.Hockey is the 2nd most played sport in the world

List Top 10 astonishing facts about Hockey image 3Hockey has an followed by 2 billion fans and sees its  influence in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The contemporary field hockey sport was first played in England in the 1800 s. The game is mostly similar to soccer except that the players use sticks to drive the ball instead of feet. The sport is widely played in India, Australia, and Pakistan, whose teams are formidable on the in the sport.

 

4. NASA uses “Two-Ton Hockey Pucks” to train Astronauts

List Top 10 astonishing facts about Hockey image 4 Houston’s Johnson Space Center prepares astronauts for  the Precision Air Bearing Facility (PABF), which works like a gigantic air-hockey table and includes what the Center officially describes as a set of “two-ton hockey pucks” hovering over the floor. These are pushed around by aspiring astronauts.

5.The Hockey Puck’S “BIRTHDAY” is in  February

List Top 10 astonishing facts about Hockey image 5The word “puck” was first coined in the February 7th, 1876 edition of the Montreal Gazette, so the NHL regards this date as the hockey puck’s birthday – even though they’d already been used for decades by then.

 

6.The fastest puck shot on record reached 114 miles per hour

List Top 10 astonishing facts about Hockey image 6The fastest slap shot was shot by KHL player Alexander Ryazantsev. The second-fastest shot was launched by fellow KHLer Denis Kulyash and was recorded at 110.43 mph. Zdeno Chara holds the record for fastest slapshot in an NHL game, when he fired one off at 105.9 mph.

7.Early hockey games were played with pieces of frozen cow dung

List Top 10 astonishing facts about Hockey image 7In early days the game’s outdoor roots. For understandable reasons, modern athletes prefer the rubber disc we all know today although the game might be a bit more interesting if they brought back the old method.

8. Pucks can actually be  split during games

List Top 10 astonishing facts about Hockey image 8It’s certainly a rare occurrence, but forwards Shane Doan and Andrew Procho have each managed to break a puck in half against a goal post during the past 5 years in their respective leagues (as has center Patrick Kane).

9.Singh is the most common surname among Indian hockey players.

List Top 10 astonishing facts about Hockey image 9The most common surname among Indian hockey players is Singh. As a foreign journalist once wrote in his dispatch, “Singh initiated the move. After dodging past a defender, Singh passed the ball to Singh, who centered it to Singh and Singh scored the goal with a reverse flick.

10.Sikh community and Hockey

List Top 10 astonishing facts about Hockey image 10The Sikh community has been part of every Indian Olympic hockey team from 1928 to 2012 and sardar singh is set to lead India in Olympics 2016.