Unihockey Canada, Inc
The "new" worldwide game
Fastest Growing Game in Europe
Unihockey has proven itself to be the game everyone can play.
In many countries it is now the second most popular recreational game among
both adult male and adult female.
After soccer it is also the second largest competitive sport.
In Sweden ice hockey is the national sport. With 60,000 registered ice hockey players
it has however been surpassed in popularity by unihockey and its over 120,000
Through unihockey, many drop-out ice hockey players have found a new passion and a new way to compete.
Unihockey is truly a game that
can be played by anyone and anywhere.
Kindergarten kids in Japan are enjoying unihockey
Fair and Fun Rules for
One reason for it's
popularity is the fair and fun rules.
The rules were created after finding out why kids quit playing ice hockey, and
put together to create a sport everyone can enjoy, a sport where skills, agility,
coordination and team play will decide the outcome. Therefore unihockey is
played without body contact, no slashing on the opponents stick, no high
sticking and a number of other rules which makes it an open, fast and creative
game. Through unihockey, many European ice hockey players have refined their
skills and creativity.
Simple Game Structure
The game is played in a gymnasium. On full size courts (40 x 20 meters) the
game is played five versus five plus goaltenders. On smaller courts (i.e. a
basketball courts) the game is played three versus three or four versus four. The
goaltenders wear a face mask, some very light knee pads (to protect their knees as
they are frequently down on their knees) but NO stick. The players need no
protective equipment. You play with two or three lines and you change on the fly
just like ice hockey. There are two creases in front of each net. One in which the
attacking player can't step into, and one (the bigger one) which the goalie
can't leave. Besides the creases there are no off-sides or other complicated rules. You'll just play, have fun and whoever scores the most goals wins the
The Two Creases
The World Championships are major events. Live on TV and sold out (over 15,000
fans) arenas. Up until today, Sweden has been the most successful country, but so far no
Canadian team has ever participated. If there's a World Championship with 15,000
fans in any sport called hockey, Canada should be there! Wouldn't it be nice to
see the Maple Leaf Flag at the top when unihockey turns into an Olympic event?