Hockey is a unique and relatively new sport for the Russian Federation, officially recognized only in the 20th century. However, the history of this phenomenon dates back to the late nineteenth century.
In just a few decades, hockey in Russia has become very popular. Now, there are a large number of tournaments. Many competitions being held, and the hockey championship arousing fans on TV screen for a long time. So where did the history of domestic hockey begin. What period did the later sport become a separate full sport in the Russian Federation?
The origin of hockey
Hockey around the world began to appear in the second half of the 70s of the nineteenth century. n the opinion of some experts, originating in Canada, however, the sport arrived in Russia slightly late.
In the beginning, the hockey predecessors we know were a very similar battle. However, with the ball and on the pitch. They called the game “Russian hockey”. It later spread to several European countries.
Therefore, many consider the time of hockey reaching the hinterland on March 12, 1899, when the first international hockey match in the Russian Empire took place on the ice of Malaya Neva near the Tuchkov Bridge in St. Petersburg. After that, a team from England and SPORT in the country fought each other. The opponent played a tie, ending the confrontation with a score of 4: 4.
However, officially the birth date of hockey as a directly recognized sport in Russian territory (then back to the Soviet Union) is considered December 22, 1946. It is on this date, The matches of the first Soviet ice hockey championships were held at locations in Moscow, Riga, Arkhangelsk, and several other cities.
It is noteworthy that attempts to introduce hockey in Russia have been made since 1911. However, the impetus was the arrival of a team from Germany to Moscow in 1932.
Later, however, the game did not particularly take root. The inventory left behind by the Germans was still used at local institutions as a teaching aid. After that, mainly local competitions took place with the participation of Moscow Dynamo, teams from Prague, and other regions of the Soviet Union. In addition, public honor was received by the players of the Central Army Club “CDKA”.