Canadian Blind Hockey is a charity that changes the lives of children, and youth who are blind or partially sighted by providing Blind Hockey programming including: introductory try-it sessions, development camps, regional and national competitions, and by supporting the Canadian Blind Hockey Teams.. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually fielding six players at a time: one goaltender, and five players who skate the span of the ice trying to control the puck and score goals against the opposing team. Our facilities also feature a shooting range, state-of-the-art fitness centre, ballet studio, an on- and off-ice figure skating harness, and classrooms. Numerous tournaments are held annually, and ice hockey games are often part of winter carnivals, and many outdoor ice rinks are constructed for the winter season. Hockey Canada is the national governing body for hockey in Canada, working with its 13 member branches and local minor hockey associations to grow the game at all levels, including minor hockey and Canada's national teams. (Bohemia, a region of the present-day Czech Republic, had attended the founding meeting and joined later in the year.) Come join the Canadian Ice Academy family and find out what it means to be a part of something legendary. Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score goals. As Phase 2 of the NHL's Return to Play Plan begins to wind down, five B.C. NHL.com is the official web site of the National Hockey League. The word \"hockey\" is probably derived from the French hoquet (\"shepherd's crook\"), referring to the shape of the stick, and the nickname \"shinny,\" for informal hockey, likely comes from the game's connections to shinty. It is unclear precisely where and when ice hockey originated, but it is doubtless connected to the stick-and-ball games of bandy, shinty and hurley, which were brought to the North American colonies in one form or another by students or the military in the 19th century. Ice hockey is one of the most played sports in the country at the youth level and remains popular for adults whether in organized professional, amateur or recreational leagues. Its capital is Ottawa, Ontario and there are a little over 35 million inhabitants. Canada is a North American country, bordered by the United-States. Phase 2, Day 12: Weber, Gallagher, and Price hit the ice. The largest cities are Toronto (Maple Leafs) and Montréal (Le Canadien). Canadian rules for ice hockey were gradually adopted overseas. Habs began training in Brossard WATCH In 1908, the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace (LIHG) was founded in Paris by four nations: Belgium, France, Great Britain and Switzerland. In 2010, an estimated 1.3 million Canadian adults participated in ice hockey, second to golf.