Bandy Is not Ice Hockey, it’s Field Hockey on Ice…

By Pablo Mendoza

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Bandy hockey is similar to field hockey…

Although there are many different sports that share the word “hockey”, it is said that “our hockey”, field hockey, is the root of other formats. Ice hockey, rink hockey, floor hockey, for example, are some sports that share a stick and an element that has to be push inside a goal but hey are not very similar to “our hockey”.

“Short corner” defense


Bandy hockey, is perhaps the closest one: 11 vs 11, similar field size, big goal bars, short corners and a ball. This type of hockey is interesting because is the closest one to field hockey but played on an icy surface, not ice hockey, but perhaps, field hockey on ice…



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