Ball Hockey is patterned after and closely related to ice hockey, except the game is played on foot on a non-ice surface, player equipment is different, and a ball is used instead of a hockey puck. The object of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team by shooting the ball into the opposing team’s net.
A variant of bandy, rink bandy, is played to the same rules but on a field the size of an ice hockey rink, with ice hockey goal cages and with six players on each team, or five in USA Rink Bandy League. Traditional eleven-a-side bandy and rink bandy are recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
Floorball and modern floor hockey is played with a an aerodynamic ball which ensures that the game is fast and fun. Floorball rules differs slightly from traditional floor hockey rules (see below). The game is a hybrid version of ice-hockey and the basic setup is similar to ice/floor hockey hockey with six players on each team including a goalkeeper.
Initiation (Mini Mite, Tyke or H1/H2, Pre-MAHG, MAHG 1 and 2): under 7 years of age In some larger areas with multiple associations in close proximity, Tyke is broken up by age into Hockey 1 (H1) for 5-year-old players and Hockey 2 (H2) for 6 years old players.
Ringette, like hockey, is played on ice with skates and sticks with six players per team on the ice at once. The objective is to score goals by shooting the object of play into the opposing team’s net at either end of the rink during stop-time periods of play.