Roller Hockey

As we all know the value of games and sports in national life cannot be overemphasized as they impart cheerfulness, patience and courage. The lesson of cooperation and team spirit learnt at the sports field leads best to the national integration.

Games and sports not only teach the lesson of coolness and self control but also build our muscles and make us strong. Nowadays, various games like cricket, football and hockey are popular and roller hockey is one of them.

Roller Hockey

Roller hockey is the game which is played on a dry surface using skates with the wheels. Roller hockey is of two types:

Quad Roller Hockey:

Quad roller hockey is the game which is played with quad roller skates which is more similar to basketball or football. Quad roller ockey consists of two teams each of them has four players and one goalie and it is played in two 25 minute period and each half every team has a one minute timeout. International style ball hockey, Rink hockey, Hardball hockey are the other names of quad roller hockey.

Inline Roller Hockey:

Inline roller hockey is the game which is played with inline skates which is similar to ice hockey. Inline roller hockey also consists of two teams each of them has four players and one goalie but Inline roller hockey is played in two 20 minute period on a dry surface divided into two halves by the center line. The other names of this type of hockey are Street hockey, Longstick hockey, Dek hockey.

As this type of hockey is similar to ice hockey but there are some differences between the two like:

  1. Team consists of 4 players and one goalie but in ice hockey the game is played with 5 players.
  2. Inline roller hockey consists of no ice.
  3. In inline roller hockey players don’t wear shoulder pads.

Rules for roller hockey:

To play any kind of game the players has to follow the rules of that game. Different games have different rules. Rules for roller hockey are:

  • This game has only one referee and two linesmen.
  • If the puck is iced then all the players must touch the centerline.
  • Power play situations are: 4 on 3, 4 on 2, 3on 3, 3 on 2, 2on 2.
  • After penalties only 3 players are allowed.
  • The contact with the opponent who touches the puck is important.
  • Players should avoid playing in front of the net.
  • It is very important to note that there is no defender between the passer and to whom the ball is passed.
  • Always shoot the ball slowly from the point so that it will go easily into the ball.
  • When it is sure that the ball is not interrupted by another team player then only pass the ball.
  • Always shoot the ball by getting directly in front of the goalie.

Roller hockey wheels:

Different types of roller hockey wheels are used to play this type of game. Some of them are:

  • Hyper Pro 150 hockey wheels: Hyper Pro 150 hockey wheels is used for ice training and outdoor roller hockey and it is available in clear and red 83A color with the 68mm, 72mm, 76mm, 80mm sizes.
  • Labeda Shooter hockey wheels: Labeda Shooter hockey wheels proves good on cement surfaces and it is available in red color with the sizes 59mm, 68mm, 72mm, 76mm, and 78mm.
  • Hyper razor edge hockey wheels: Hyper razor edge hockey wheels comes in 59mm, 68mm, 72mm, 76mm, 78mm sizes and it is very light in weight and durable.
  • Rink Rat VT733 hockey wheels: Rink Rat VT733 hockey wheels has a special feature of nylon spoked core which is designed for multi court surface. It is available in 59mm, 64mm, 68mm, 72mm, 76mm, and 80mm.
  • Hyper Formula G Flex hockey wheels: Hyper Formula G Flex hockey wheels is available in blue and red color with the sizes 72mm, 76mm, 80mm and it has the facility of ultra resilent compound which provides superior grip.
  • Hyper Trinity Flex hockey wheels: Hyper Trinity Flex hockey wheels is available in green and purple color with the sizes 72mm, 76mm, and 80mm.
  • Flex Inline hockey wheels: Old trinity wheels are replaced by flex inline wheels and Flex Inline hockey wheels are available in yellow, green and purple color with white hubs in the sizes 68mm, 72mm, 76mm, and 80mm.
  • Kryptonics Wicked Sticky hockey wheels:Kryptonics Wicked Sticky hockey wheels has 72A inner chamber and 80A outer pour and Kryptonics Wicked Sticky hockey wheels is basically designed for speed. It comes only in red color.
  • Kryptonics Mister Stick hockey wheels: Kryptonics Mister Stick hockey wheels has a super grip compound which redefines the indoor hockey market. Kryptonics Mister Stick hockey wheels is available in green and yellow color with the sizes 59mm, 64mm, 68mm, 72mm, 76mm, and 80mm.
  • Labeda Dynasty hockey wheels: Labeda Dynasty hockey wheels provides the grip on the sport court surface and Labeda Dynasty hockey wheels is available in green and red color with the sizes 72mm, 76mm, and 80mm.

Many other advanced types of wheels are available in different colors and in different sizes by which roller hockey can be easily played.

Roller Hockey Tips:

To win any kind of game the last minute tips are always useful. Some of the important tips for playing roller hockey are:

  • Forehand passing
  • Backhand passing
  • Pass reception
  • Stick handling
  • Moving to openings
  • Offensive strategy
  • Defensive strategy

Roller Hockey Jerseys:

Different types of jerseys in different colors and sizes are available in the market. Some of them are:

  • CCM Practice hockey jersey: CCM Practice hockey jersey has large shoulder and elbow areas so that any kind of pads can be easily fit into it and it is available in medium, large, XL sizes. CCM Practice hockey jersey comes in scarlet red, royal blue, forest green black color.
  • Tour Select Series Hockey Jersey: CCM Practice hockey jersey is made up of air-et material which is very light so that air can easily circulate. The sizes in which CCM Practice hockey jersey is available are small, medium, large and XXL.
  • CCM Pro Team Hockey Jersey: CCM Pro Team Hockey Jersey is made up of polyester and CCM Pro Team Hockey Jersey comes in variety of colors like buffalo, Calgary, New York, Toronto.
  • Tour Pro-Level Sublimated Airborne Jersey, Tour Pro-Level Sublimated Beemer Jersey, Tour Pro-Level Sublimated Radar Jersey: These 3 types of jerseys are available in red/white, blue/white, and yellow/white color combinations with the sizes medium, large, XL,XXL and it is made up of pro-aire commercial grade fabric.