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Hockey Equipment and History

   

Equipment

   

History

Kicker

A protective device worn by a goalkeeper and fastened over the front and sides of the shoe to allow him or her to kick the ball.

 
Pitch

The playing field for hockey measuring 91.40m by 55m.

 
Stick

A hook-shaped device made from wood and/or composite materials) with a flat face on the left side for hitting the ball.

Helmet (Goalie)

Used to protect head and face.

Elbow pads (Goalie)

Used to protect the goalkeeper's body.

Leg pads

Used to protect the goalkeeper's body.

Blocker (Goalie)
Shoe Blocker (Goalie)

Used to protect feet.

Shin Pads

Used to protect shins.

 
Shoes

Special shoes are worn to give good grip for running and turning.

Ball

Made of hard plastic, usually white and with a circumference of approximately 230mm.