Violence has been a part of ice hockey since at least the early 1900s. According to the book Hockey: A People's History, in 1904 alone, four players were killed during hockey games from the frequent brawls and violent stickwork. More modern examples of violence include brawls, fan involvement, physical abuse of officials and deliberately ...
Originally a game played by the upper-class, violence has been a part of ice hockey since at least the early 1900s. According to Hockey: A People's History, in 1904 alone, four players were killed during hockey games due to the frequent brawls and violent stickwork. More modern examples of...
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Professional ice hockey is arguably the most dangerous and violent sport ever created.4 While other professional contact sports are fixated on physical and often violent interactions between competitors, professional ice hockey is nevertheless more dangerous for three main reasons. First, the intrinsic elements of the game make professional ice hockey inherently more dangerous and violent than any other professional contact sport. Specifically, ice hockey is the
Participants with a greater degree of involvement in organized hockey (i.e. Board members, coaches, parents who played hockey) were more likely to endorse aggression and physical violence in hockey and to perceive changes to body checking regulations as threatening.
Goal scoring and violence are the two main factors fans associate with professional ice hockey. Violence occurs in hockey through body checks, slashes and the most popular form, fighting. Violence and fighting have been shown to have a positive impact on attendance
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Players understand the possibility of violence on the ice, and they know that fighting is advocated as a proactive means for not being easily intimidated and guarding against further aggression.
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