Definitions for road hockey
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a form of hockey played on a road or street with a ball instead of a puck.
Origin of road hockey:
Street hockey is a variation of the sport of ice hockey where the game is played on foot or inline or roller skates with a ball or puck. Both ball and puck are typically designed to be played on non-ice surfaces. The object of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team by shooting the ball or puck into the opposing team's net. Street hockey in pickup form is generally played under the following guidelines, since there are no "official rules" for local pickup hockey: Physical contact between players is extremely limited to avoid injury. Minimal amounts of hockey equipment by the runners are worn depending on player preferences. Players agree whether or not to allow slap shots and raising of the stick, both of which can incur serious injury to players since there is minimal equipment worn. Players determine whether to use a ball or a street hockey puck. There is no referee, except when agreed upon by both teams. In its most pure form, street hockey is always played on an outdoor surface, thus the genesis of the name street hockey. Teams can be selected by various methods, but usually are selected by captains via alternate selection of available players. Alternatively, all the players put their sticks in a pile and the sticks are tossed out of the pile to opposing sides. In more organized forms, it is played in rinks which often were designed for roller hockey and can be indoor or outdoor rinks. There are also rinks built specifically for hockey played on foot, and these are referred to as dek hockey or ball hockey rinks. These rinks can also be used for roller hockey games.
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