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Have Fun Picking Out Your Favorite Hockey Jerseys

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 Chickie Maxwell (January 12, 2012)  Reach ”super fan” status with a replica jersey, the ultimate team spirit style statement. Team hockey jerseys – traditionally called “sweaters” – come in a range of licensed fan versions. You’ll feel like a first round draft pick when you sport your favorite team’s jersey – it’s the next best thing to getting out on the ice. .. (Hockey)

Physical Education Class Safety Tips (Part 2 –Ball Hockey)

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 Noel Guntan (January 10, 2012)  We have discussed in the first part of this article series the safety guidelines specific for PE aquatic (swimming) and archery classes. The first part also noted some general safety considerations in conducting PE and gym classes apart from those safety rules that must be followed in different PE class activities. This part of the series will discuss additional general safety .. (Hockey)

Concussions in Youth Hockey

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 Keane Yandow (July 26, 2011)  Hockey is an extremely fast-paced, potentially dangerous sport. Kids play the game with reckless abandon and they've got sharp blades on their feet and sticks in their hands. Without the proper safety equipment, kids could get hurt more frequently than they already do. Doctors and hockey helmet manufacturers are constantly doing studies of injuries to athletes. Much of today's .. (Hockey)

The Economics of Playing Hockey

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 Keane Yandow (June 26, 2011)  The Value of a Dollar My parents split up when I was 12 years old. I lived with my mom who became burdened with the unenviable task of raising four boys, three of whom were in high school at the same time. I loved sports then, as now, and played organized football and baseball. I was never fortunate enough to play hockey though. The price tag for a pair of CCM Super Tacks was just too .. (Hockey)

The Tickets That Are Flying out of the Ticket Booth

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 Loren Pasquale Rivers (December 16, 2010)  One of the team that makes up the Original Six in the National Hockey League is the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team was started in 1917. Since they were started, fans have been showing their support to their beloved team. Leafs tickets have been flying out of the ticket booths as fans and supporters alike are rushing to get their hands on the tickets. There is a justification for the .. (Hockey)

The Toronto Maple Leafs

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 Loren Pasquale Rivers (December 06, 2010)  The Toronto Maple Leafs is one of the original six teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). The huge fan base of the team was the reason behind the high Leafs tickets sales since they started. There is a reason behind the fan craze for the team has won 13 championships. They also have won 11 Stanley Cups. However, the team has not won a Stanley Cup since 1967. This makes them the only . (Hockey)

NHL All Star Game 2011

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 Mikelis Berzinsh (November 25, 2010)  The 58th National Hockey League All Star Game! Well, the big celebration for every ice-hockey fan is coming soon! Jan. 30, 2011 is not that far anymore! This is the only time every year when the best from the best show us their skills all together. Top NHL scorers will compete with the best goalies, top defenders will show us what is a real body check! This game is unique every year .. (Hockey)

Hockey Equipment Facts You Should Consider

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 William Yule (November 24, 2010)  By reading this article you can get all the knowledge you need to be well informed before you start shopping around for great quality hockey equipment. You don't always need to buy the big name brands in order to get the best hockey products avaliable. The big name brands generally cost more because of all the major advertising they do. It is never a waste of time having good .. (Hockey)

Tips to Improve Field Hockey Skills

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 Kim Chariz Levita (November 19, 2010)  Field hockey is a team sport wherein each team’s goal is to shoot the ball in the opposite team’s goal net by hitting, pushing, or flicking the ball with honey sticks. Field hockey is still the same as the plain hockey but it is played in the field. There are some hockeys played in the ice or street. Field hockey is a rigid sport. So a person should be physically fit to be .. (Hockey)

Hockey Skates With A Special Purpose Just For You

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 William Yule (November 15, 2010)  Did you know that not all hockey skates are created equal? Why do you think some skates cost a fortune and maybe the same looking skate costs half as much? The difference is in the type of materials that it is made out of. You also wouldn't go out and buy a pair of skates that national hockey league players wear, if you were just going out for a skate on a pond or a casual skate on a .. (Hockey)

Hockey Skates With A Special Purpose Just For You

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 William Yule (November 15, 2010)  Did you know that not all hockey skates are created equal? Why do you think some skates cost a fortune and maybe the same looking skate costs half as much? The difference is in the type of materials that it is made out of. You also wouldn't go out and buy a pair of skates that national hockey league players wear, if you were just going out for a skate on a pond or a casual skate on a .. (Hockey)

Hone Your Skills in Vancouver Goalie Camps

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 Glenn Wheeler (June 02, 2009)  There are many hockey camps around because hockey is a very popular sport for the youth. One equally important role in the game of hockey is the role that is assumed by the goalie. The goalie is the ultimate defender, the individual on the ice who is responsible for not letting the other team score even if that other team managed to run through all other defenses. In short, the goalie .. (Hockey)

Get Physical at Vancouver Hockey Camps

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 Glenn Wheeler (June 02, 2009)  Hockey is indeed one exhilarating sport. It is very action packed and each and every minute of the game will have you sitting at the edge of your seat. With players skating around and whipping their hockey sticks in the air, plus crashing into one another, you have the recipe for complete and utter physical mayhem. However, before the brute force kicks in is a lot of careful planning to . (Hockey)

A Primer on Richmond Hockey School Programs

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 Glenn Wheeler (June 02, 2009)  The training that you will get in a hockey school is very different from simply playing hockey with your friends at the nearest frozen pond or skate rink. It is also very different compared to hockey that you play during your physical education class in school. This is because hockey schools make it a point to cover all the avenues that are necessary in professional hockey training. .. (Hockey)

Is it Time to Talk About Guy Carbonneau?

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 David Desjardins (December 14, 2008)  Guy Carbonneau started his career with the Montréal Canadiens in 1981, and became a regular less than a couple years later as a defensive specialist, and heir apparent to Bob Gainey who was the captain at the time. Carbonneau's defensive skills and team leadership abilities propelled him to be named captain of Montréal Canadiens, while leading the team to two Stanley cups in 1986 and .. (Hockey)

Archaic Ice Hockey Warm-ups

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 David Pollitt (November 10, 2008)  While the sport of hockey has advanced greatly in the last 20 years with new equipment technologies, training procedures, coaching, recovery methods and attention to small details I find it fascinating that out of our rich traditions we still choose to keep some parts of hockey the same. . . when it really should change. Take for example the hockey warm-up. Comparatively to other .. (Hockey)

Developing Grit

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 David Pollitt (November 10, 2008)  In hockey, players need a hard edged approach to the game to be successful. The sport requires you to battle and overcome obstacles every second you are on the ice. Some players have a natural ability to elevate the level at which they compete. They develop a “tough as nails" attitude or “heart" so they will not be dominated or controlled on the ice and will battle as hard .. (Hockey)

Invention of Hockey

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 Candis Reade (October 23, 2008)  A lot of speculations have been made as to where hockey originated and who invented hockey. Known as a very famous game in Canada this does not prove its origin in the country. It even, somehow, posted a great debate among them as to where this game really started. History show a similar sport has been played in Asia . Egyptian paintings where found in a dug site of the tomb of Kheti. .. (Hockey)

Tough Hockey

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 Fabian Vigl (October 22, 2008)  Ice hockey, also called hockey, is a sport played on ice. Hockey is a very fast and physical sport. It is one of the major North American professional sports, and is represented by the National Hockey League (NHL). But also in Europe and Asia hockey is played. Hockey is not a sport for everyone. You must have a lot of skills, you must be able to skate on ice, you must be able to handle .. (Hockey)

Is There Room For a Second NHL Franchise in Toronto?

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 Dennis Lindsay (October 21, 2008)  Word on the street is that some higher ups in the NHL inner circle think Toronto has grown to the point where it is big enough to support two teams. I, for one, think they are right. For years the NHL has been trying to grow the game and expand their presence in the US, trying to compete against such heavyweight sports as NFL football, Major League Baseball, NBA basketball, and Nascar. . (Hockey)

Buffalo Sabres Mid-October 2008 Report

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 Charles Priore (October 17, 2008)  With three Centers out of the lineup (Gaustad, Hecht, and Connelly), the Sabres remain undefeated (4-0) here on October 17th. Reminiscing the Sabres of two seasons ago, where one call up from Rochester after another seemed to gain momentum for the team, these Sabres could be the real thing. Thomas Vanek has six goals and Ales Kotalik has four. Derek Roy is not taking dives and skating .. (Hockey)

Hockey Workouts - 3 Critical Abdominal Exercises For Hockey Players

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 Kim McCullough (October 10, 2008)  In order to be a great hockey player, you've got to have great core strength and core stability. Without it, you will not be able to perform your best and will be at a much higher risk of injury. Having a stable core allows you to maintain maximal body control all over the ice - whether you are making a tight turn or fighting off a check in the corner. Increasing your core strength will . (Hockey)

5 Questions Every Young Hockey Player Must Ask Themselves

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 Kim McCullough (September 24, 2008)  There are 5 questions that every young hockey player looking to reach the highest level of their sport must ask themselves. The answers to these questions will reveal whether a player has what it takes to be great or if they are just satisfied with being good. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with playing for “the love of the game" only, that isn't what this is about. This . (Hockey)

Maple Leafs Need to Try New Line Combinations

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 Brandon Drake (September 21, 2008)  With the new NHL season not far off, it is being reported that the Toronto Maple Leafs first line will feature Nik Antropov and Alex Ponikarovsky on the wings, and be centered by either Mikhail Grabovski or Alex Steen. Ponikarovsky being named to the top line may come as somewhat a surprise to Maple Leafs fans, who may have been expecting the ice time to go to one of the Leafs .. (Hockey)

Don't Expect to See Ales Hemsky in a Canadiens Jersey - Oilers Debunking Rumors

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 Dennis Lindsay (August 20, 2008)  With hopes of Mats Sundin donning a Canadiens jersey swiftly fading, Habs fans are looking for another star player to help end their long Stanley Cup drought. Message boards have been abuzz with the rumor that reluctant shooter, Ales Hemsky might be coming to Montreal via the trade route. Edmonton brass, however, has been quick to shoot those rumors down. Edmonton assistant GM, Kevin .. (Hockey)

In-Season Secret #5 - How Off-Ice Training Will Set Your Team Apart This Hockey Season

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 Kim McCullough (August 19, 2008)  More and more hockey players are doing a better job of arriving at training camp in shape. More and more coaches are doing a good job of getting their team physically ready to compete once the puck drops on the first game. But what are you doing to be better once the games start? It is great to be the most prepared team on the ice in September, but how do you make sure that you are .. (Hockey)

In-Season Secret #6 - 3 Recovery Keys That Will Allow You to Play Your Best Hockey All Season

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 Kim McCullough (August 19, 2008)  Off-ice recovery has a significant effect on on-ice performance, but most hockey players neglect it completely. The first 30 minutes after you get off the ice are critical to starting the recovery process and preventing injuries and burn-out this season. There are 3 key components to proper recovery that hockey players must address if they want to feel and play their best day after .. (Hockey)

In-Season Secret #3 - How Off-Ice Warm-Ups Will Dramatically Increase Your On-Ice Performance

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 Kim McCullough (August 18, 2008)  Many players and teams are starting to get the message that off-ice warm-ups are never optional. Players must prepare the muscles they use to skate, shoot and save before every ice session if they want to guarantee that they feel and perform their best. While most players do some kind of off-ice warm-up, many of them are not getting the maximum benefit from their pre-ice routine. Most .. (Hockey)

In-Season Secret #4 - How Using the Last 10 Minutes of Practice Properly Leads to Playoff Success

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 Kim McCullough (August 18, 2008)  There are 10 minutes left in practice. You want to instill a strong work ethic in your players and develop their conditioning levels. So you line the players up on boards or across the blue-line and have them skate widths, lengths, circles or laps until they can barely move - for what is commonly known as “bag skating" in the hockey world. The truth is that “bag skating" .. (Hockey)

Maple Leafs Player Review - Nikolai Kulemin

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 Brandon Drake (August 17, 2008)  The Toronto Maple Leafs will likely be starting one of their most promising young players in the upcoming NHL season. That player is Nikolai Kulemin, and he has been guaranteed a spot on this year's Leafs roster after some good seasons in the Russian Super League. Lately, it seems that all the rage in the NHL is over young Russian forwards. Players such as Kovalchuk, Ovechkin, and .. (Hockey)

In-Season Secret #1 - 3 Mental Skills That Will Take Your Hockey Performance to the Next Level

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 Kim McCullough (August 17, 2008)  Hockey experts agree that 80% of hockey performance is mental and 20% is physical. We often focus all of our efforts towards building the physical side of the game, instead of taking the time to develop the mental game. And it is this lack of attention to the mental game that is preventing so many teams and players from taking their performance to the next level. Figuring out how to .. (Hockey)

In-Season Secret #2 - 3 Game-Winning Nutrition Tips That Will Boost Your Hockey Performance

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 Kim McCullough (August 17, 2008)  Think of hockey players as high-performance automobiles and food as the fuel that drives their performance. Far too often, players run out of gas during a game after having lunch at a fast-food restaurant or forgetting to eat breakfast. This would be like putting diesel fuel in your tank instead of regular gas or trying to drive on empty. You can be the most skilled player in the world, . (Hockey)

Buying Hockey Skates

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 Mike Leinwand (July 30, 2008)  When picking skates the first thing you need to know is that skate sizes are not the same as shoe sizes. When buying adult size skates, the general rule of thumb is to buy a size to a size and a half smaller then your shoe size. You want to be able to fit in your skates comfortably without your toes pushing in to the front of the skate, but you do not want to get a skate that is too .. (Hockey)

You Dont Shuffle Cloth Hockey Cards

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 Terry Price (July 27, 2008)  Believe it or not, trading cards has been a very popular hobby throughout the years. If you happen to be a big fan of hockey, then you may want to consider starting to collect a few hockey cards of your own. You'll actually find that it can be a whole lot of fun and it's a great way to learn more about the game and the players behind it as well. So, let's take a closer look at card .. (Hockey)

Fast Or Pretty Choose Your Game When You Choose Your Roller Hockey Skates

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 Terry Price (July 27, 2008)  Inline hockey, which is played on inline or roller hockey skates, is a bit different than regular ice hockey. You'll find that just about every piece of equipment is a bit different from the sticks, which are often made of aluminum to the skates, which are on rollers instead of on blades. Usually you'll find that the cost of the equipment is a good bit cheaper than gear for ice hockey, .. (Hockey)

Get Your Feet Snug As a Bug in Your New Hockey Skates

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 Terry Price (July 27, 2008)  Picking out great hockey skates is so important if you plan on playing any serious hockey out there on the ice. Without great footwear, you're going to have a really hard time playing the game, so you want to choose wisely. Here are some important tips to remember that will help you make sure that you get footwear that will feel great and provide you with the support you need when .. (Hockey)

Pretend Your Hot With a Practice Hockey Jersey Styled After Your Favorite Team

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 Terry Price (July 27, 2008)  Crazy about hockey? If you love the NHL and enjoy the sport, then you probably have a team that you love to follow all the time. Of course, more than likely you would like to get a hold of one of the jerseys that the team actually wears, but also quite possibly that's a bit above your price range. However, maybe you would even be happy to go for a cheap replica instead that will allow .. (Hockey)

Personalize Your Hockey Sticks to Carve a Signature Style For Your Game

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 Terry Price (July 27, 2008)  Want to be great at ice hockey? If so, your stick is going to be important. You'll find that there are many different styles and brands of hockey sticks out there, but you want the best one. Since you'll be using it to pass, shoot, control the puck, use slap shots, and wrist shots, you'll want to find a great option. So, here are a few great tips that will help you make the very best .. (Hockey)

The Right Ice Hockey Gear Will Make You the Right Man For the Job

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 Terry Price (July 27, 2008)  If you have a son or a daughter that wants to get involved in playing ice hockey, or even if you want to play, you may not know where to begin. Well, the first thing you are going to need is to get the right equipment to get started. So, here is some of the essential equipment that you're going to need if you're going to get out there and play on ice. Skates - Of course one of the .. (Hockey)

Check Out the Fancy Footwork at Hockey Skating Drills

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 Terry Price (July 27, 2008)  If you're going to have a team that is going to rule on the ice, it's important that their skating is amazing. The technique and performance of your skaters must be great or your entire team is going to fail. Of course there are some things that can be done to improve the way your team is on the ice. Hockey skating drills can be used to help improve the way your team is skating so they .. (Hockey)

Film Hilarious Hockey Videos Featuring Your Hockey Practice Bloopers

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 Terry Price (July 27, 2008)  If you happen to have a new hockey team that's been recently started, no doubt you'll want to come up with a great new logo for the team. One way that you can highlight this choice is to make hockey videos of your team. This can be a whole lot of fun, and it's something that everyone on the team will cherish. You may even be able to sell them to your fans as well, making some money to .. (Hockey)

The 1 Injury in Girls Hockey

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 Kim McCullough (July 26, 2008)  What is the most common injury in female hockey? It is NOT knee injuries. It is NOT shoulder injuries. It is NOT back injuries. One injury happens more than any other and can have the most devastating effects of all. Concussions are the most common injury in women's hockey. In fact, the NCAA sport with the highest concussion rate (by far) is women's hockey. It is not men's hockey or .. (Hockey)

How to Avoid the Coordination Curse in Young Hockey Players

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 Kim McCullough (July 19, 2008)  Your child has always been one of the best players on every hockey team they have played on. You marvel at how effortlessly they move around the ice and how easily they master new skills and drills. All of a sudden, they grow six inches in a few short weeks and are instantly transformed from “Crosby" to “Bambi" on skates. What your player has gained in size and height, .. (Hockey)

Youth Hockey Training Should Never Be Machine Based

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 Kim McCullough (July 17, 2008)  Over the past few years, the number of youth-specific fitness facilities has exploded across North America. While many are focused developing on general fitness, many are attempting to branch out into the sports-specific markets - and the youth hockey market is certainly no exception. These fitness chains boast that they are “interactive fitness facilities designed especially for . (Hockey)

How Hockey Players Can Stand Out at Camp and Make the Team

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 Kim McCullough (July 08, 2008)  The majority of young players will be participating in skill-based training camps this summer. However, a select number will be heading off to high-performance tryout camps over the course of the next few months. These camps are usually by invitation only or at least require a player to go through an application process in order to be selected. Players will be trying to impress scouts .. (Hockey)

Kamran Ashraf The Unsettling Forward

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 Hayi Mansoor (July 03, 2008)  Kamran Ashraf a former Hockey (field) player from Pakistan is from a small town called Sialkot. He played as many as 166 internationals from 1993-2002. He was the player of the Millennium and scored nearly 130 goals for his country. Kamran Ashraf had occupied a prime position in the Pakistan squad by playing at the most risky position; the center forward. Kamran Ashraf is an Olympian .. (Hockey)

Shahid Ali Khan Pakistan Hockey Goalkeeper

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 Hayi Mansoor (July 03, 2008)  Shahid Ali khan ( Born: December 16, 1964 ) is a retired field hockey goalkeeper from Pakistan, who later became the Pakistan's goal keeping coach. Shahid Ali khan represented Pakistan for about twelve years from 1981 to 1993. From 1986 to 1989 he was dropped from the side because of his poor form. He made his comeback because of his absolute firmness of courage and was able to succeed .. (Hockey)

5 Keys to Becoming Female Hockeys Next Great Player

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 Kim McCullough (June 30, 2008)  When you think of the five skills that players must excel at on the ice if they want to reach the highest levels of performance, you probably think of skating, shooting, passing, stick-handling and checking. But these are NOT the things that are going to make you a great player. Players with great on-ice skills are “a dime a dozen". It is your level of commitment OFF the ice that . (Hockey)

4 Reasons Your Stretching Routine is Making You Worse

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 Kim McCullough (June 30, 2008)  In order for a hockey-specific stretching routine to be effective, the right muscles must be stretched in the right way at the right time. Girls’ hockey players typically fall short in one of four ways when it comes to their stretching routines. While they may have the best intentions in mind when performing their stretches, in most cases they are making themselves tighter and .. (Hockey)

The History of Australian Hockey Teams

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 Sidd Venkatesan (June 27, 2008)  In the late 1800s, Australia did not have a naval fleet of its own and relied upon the Royal Army for the security of the coastline. The British Naval officers stationed in Australia taught the locals the game of hockey and laid the foundations for a sport which Australian Hockey Teams have developed and mastered. Guiding the growth and popularity of the game, AWHA developed into a .. (Hockey)




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