For all intents and purposes, hockey season has started. While the rules and regulations have basically stayed the same for years, there have been many significant adaptations in hockey’s century’s old history. These days, most of the rule changes are the result of many factors, some of which may include safety (no touch icing), equipment improvements and changes (goalie pads slightly smaller than the net), strategic enhancements (cheating) and even entertainment values (money $peak$). Some of the guidelines, we assume, have always been a part of the game were major rule changes at one time.
Before 1929 it was against the regulations to forward pass the puck so the only way a player could move the puck forward was to stick handle which was dangerous as heck and somewhat tiresome. So this rule change was influenced by at least two factors, safety and entertainment and we just think it is normal to be told to head man the puck…over and over!
In the very early days of hockey/shinny, the only difference between ice hockey and field hockey