The sport of hockey is a very simple game played on a flat ice surface. The goal of the game is to shoot a rubber puck into a 4×6 net. Each team has 6 players on the ice at a time including a goalie. Each player wears skates, shin guards, elbow pads, gloves, shoulder pads, a girdle, and helmets. The National Hockey League (NHL) is the North American professional hockey league consisting of 30 teams divided into 6 divisions between 2 conferences. Hockey has always been Canada’s sport of choice, and has become more popular in America in the past few years. Many consider Hockey one of the toughest sports to play and there are no arguments that it is the fastest sport in the world.