Ice Hockey - Speed, Passion and Excitement on the Ice
Ice Hockey has been a staple part of the Winter Games ever since Chamonix in 1924. The game is hugely competitive and fans who have Ice Hockey - Winter Games tickets will be lucky enough to witness goals, sprints and, of course, the occasional fight! Canada are undoubtedly the kings (and queens) of the ice rink and have a healthy lead over nearest rivals the USA in the medal table. With your Ice Hockey - Winter Games tickets you can see who will end up on top in Pyeongchang, don't miss out and get them today, here at StubHub.
Ice Hockey - Winter Games History
Ice Hockey made its Winter Games debut at the 1924 games in Chamonix. Ever since, six-a-side men's ice hockey has appeared at every Winter Games. In 1992 Women's ice hockey was made official and debuted at the Nagano games in 1998.
The sport of ice hockey as we know it today originated in Canada in the 1800s, it was based on various earlier forms of the game that started in Europe. A version of the game has even been documented in the epic Icelandic sagas. Obviously, living in a cold, northern country placed a significant advantage before temperature-controlled ice rinks were invented. After starting in Canada, the sport moved south to the USA and then, in turn, spread to Europe. Interestingly, the first Games to include Ice Hockey were not the Winter Games but the Summer Games in Antwerp in 1920.
Ice Hockey - Winter Games Rivalries
There are some intense rivalries in ice hockey. The most famous is perhaps Canada vs Russia/Soviet Union. There are many more, however, the Czech Republic vs Russia is a huge event and, of course, the North American rivalry of the USA vs Canada always gets people excited. Whichever team you root for, don't miss out on seeing the excitement live in 2018 with Ice Hockey - Winter Games tickets.