The ice sport bandy (like hockey)-- know anything about it?

@Idlewild (6105)
United States
January 14, 2007 12:56pm CST
Just heard of this sport yesterday, it's supposedly a predecessor of ice hockey. It's like hockey but played on a rink as big as a football field, with 11 players a side. It's still played in places like Sweden. Anybody know anything about it?
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• United States
15 Jan 07
It was originally sort of related to field hockey, and it's played with a ball. You can find some more information at Wikipedia.org, there are pictures and a history of the game as well.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Sounds like there are some places in Europe where it's still played, but even there it's not nearly as well known as hockey.
• United States
15 Jan 07
Ringette - ice hockey without a complete stick!
Interesting! I'm curious now and will have to look up more info for sure! We've played Ringette, which is like hockey only played 3 on 3, with just the hockey stick (no heel) and a ring instead of a puck. The idea is to get players to learn better skills with stick handling. It's pretty kewl too! I know they play it in Canada too, not sure about other places. I have an "action shot" picture below to show what I mean.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
15 Jan 07
A stick with no heel? That really would build up stick-handling skills!