Below you will find some of the prominent Hockey rules organizations and governing bodies. Click on the links to see more information regarding the listed organizations.
- National Hockey League (NHL)
- Hockey Canada
- USA Hockey
- Finnish Ice Hockey Association
- Ice Hockey UK
- Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation (HIHF)
- Irish Ice Hockey Association (IIHA)
- New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation
- Swedish Ice Hockey Association (SIHA)
- International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)
- World Hockey Association
- Ice Hockey Australia (IHA)
Basic Rules of Hockey
Ice Hockey is a fast-paced game played on a frozen surface by two teams, comprised of six players each. The object of the game is to place a round, black disc made of vulcanized rubber, the puck, into the opponent’s net using L-shaped hockey sticks. Each team aims to score more goals than the opposing team. Goaltenders and defencemen are are assigned to keep the other team from scoring a goal, while forwards are primarily concerned with scoring goals on the other team. For a goal to be scored, the puck must entirely cross the goal line between the posts and under the crossbar of the goal frame.The team with the most goals at the completion of play is proclaimed the winner.