She could hear parents of players on the opposing team calling to their youngsters. But a peewee game between teams from Vaughan and Willowdale is under way on the other ice surface, and Dennis has no sooner hustled Evan out the door than it suddenly turns sour.
The worst part was, you could see the kids were actually trying do it.” Afraid of what might happen if she got up and confronted the offending parents, Dennis instead removed herself to the arena lobby, pacing the rubberized floor until her blood cooled.
Infractions of the rules, such as offside and icing, lead to a stoppage of play and subsequent to the offending teams.
The league also determines the specifications for playing equipment used in its games.
The rules are one of the two standard sets of ice hockey rules in the world.
The rules themselves have evolved directly from the first organized indoor ice hockey game in Montreal in 1875, updated by subsequent leagues up to 1917, when the league adopted the existing National Hockey Association set of rules.
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“It’s the adrenalin,” says Dennis, whose nine-year-old son, Evan, plays for the Winter Hawks, a minor atom AA team from Innisfil, Ont. The Hawks were playing a tournament game in Richmond Hill, Ont. The Hawks have won 4-0 and lunch beckons at a nearby pizza joint.
They also echo 40 peewee-aged players in southern Ontario, who participated two years ago for a York University study on parental influence in hockey. The alone time spent with their moms or dads as they drive through early-morning darkness to practice.
When asked what they liked about the game, many spoke not of goals or big wins, but of intangibles. Most seemed able to handle criticism given one-on-one after the game, says Jessica Fraser-Thomas, the kinesiology professor who led the project.
In northern Europe, Bandy, Shinty and Hurley were being played long before any formal mention of hockey.
Similarly the North American Indians were playing lacrosse a long time ago.