At first matches can be organized according to different rules, all depending on the specific circumstances. Some of the rules of the game were fixed by some students from the local university of Montreal.
The simple 7 points became the foundation for the further development of the contest. Soon after, the first rubber washer was developed; a few years later, several teams created a joint sports association. The rules of ice hockey became more and more perfect, they could rationalize and print only in 1886.
The following players were simultaneously on the field.
1 rover (strong athlete who moves across the area and scores the most goals).
At first the teams played without replacements. To composition adjustment is real just because of one athlete’s injury.
More and more men are starting to participate in a new game. Lord Frederick Stanley (local governor) bought a large goblet in the late 19th century. The trophy resembles a pyramid, made entirely of silver rings.
This award is given annually to the winners of the next ice hockey tournament. Since 1927, the awards have been taken home by the best players in the National Hockey Awards. Currently, this contest is considered to be the most prestigious in the world.
New hockey rules in early 20th century
In the years not of the last century, many people wanted to learn all about hockey – who invented it and what to do with the ice kick. The great interest in the audience became the reason the game improved so quickly.
The first network appears on the gateway. As a result, nearly all disputes over the correctness of the goal have been lost. A metal whistle in fact Canada’s chilly is unrealistic, judges have been using bells for a long time.
Spectacular action still has some downsides. Player’s speed is still slow, athletes quickly get tired. After some time, members of the hockey association approved the following innovations.
Appearance of numbers on sweater.
Allow the goalkeeper to tear off the skates.
The rules prohibiting forward puck pass have been canceled.
The recommended duration of the match is set (3 20-minute phases).
At first, the goalkeepers did not even use regular masks, the first time the protective device appeared on the head of a Montreal team member – Clint Benedict. Soon, the bullets (punishment for felonies) is also displayed, and sirens are installed outside the gate.