Get ready to shred the ice with hockey tickets from TicketSmarter. Believed to have existed in some form for over 2000 years, hockey is one of the oldest sports on the planet. While the oldest versions of the sport usually refer to a type of field hockey, which is played on land with curved hockey sticks, ice hockey is far more popular in North America and Eastern/Northern Europe.
As hockey is played all across the world, there are several major competitions that you can buy hockey tickets to attend. American and Canadian top-level ice hockey teams are a part of the NHL. The NHL features historic teams like the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks and finishes each season by awarding the Stanley Cup to the playoff champion.
The European side of the sport follows a soccer-inspired tournament known as the World Cup of Hockey. Within this framework, the "Big Six" countries (Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the USA) tend to dominate, winning nearly 90% of all medals awarded.
The growing popularity of hockey has also led to it being included in the Olympics, where it served as a massive draw for North American viewers. The popularity of Olympic ice hockey reached a zenith during the 1980 Winter Olympics when the US stunned the four-time defending champs, the Soviet Union. That game would become known as the "Miracle on Ice" thanks to Al Michaels timeless call of "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"
Recently the Winter Olympics have also added women's ice hockey. Since being added as an international sport, the Canadian and American national teams have dominated, winning every gold medal of both the Olympics and IIHF World Women's Championship.
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