Ice hockey is the fastest game - level 2, A12
Ice hockey is a sport which is played by two teams on ice. There are six players on the ice at a time, but a whole team has about 20 players. Ice hockey is a very fast game. It is the fastest team game on the planet.
Ice hockey is popular only in some countries where the winters are long and the ice on the lakes is strong. It was during these long winters when the tradition of playing ice hockey started. The best seven countries in the world are Canada, the US, Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Finland and Slovakia.
The game started in Canada in 1875. The best league in the world is the NHL, which is in Canada and the US. At the end of every hockey year, usually in April, teams play in the playoffs. This is the most important part of the year. Teams play harder, players concentrate more and sometimes do special things and film special videos for their fans.
One team from Slovakia prepared this special video before the playoffs. They tried to do haka. It is a dance from New Zealand which some rugby players dance before the match.
Written by Danny for News in Levels
Interesting words: league, playoffs.
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