World Hockey Sports

Bandy (Russia)

Bandy is one of Russia’s National Sports, where it is known as Hockey with a Ball as opposed to Hockey with a Puck (Ice Hockey).

It is played on Ice with a ball rather than a puck.

Versions of the sport include Innebandy (also known as Floorball in Europe or Ball Hockey in North America) where runners are used on a hard floor rather than blades or roller skates. (see for more details on Floor Hockey and Ball Hockey – Floorball results also available at: and Ball Hockey Results also available at: )

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Russian Bandy (Major League)

Russian Bandy Super League

Russian Bandy Super League

Bandy Super League (Russia) 2018-19

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Roller Hockey

Roller Hockey is the National sport of Portugal. Played on skates with four wheels – one at each corner (quads) rather than Inline – and with a ball rather than puck. It has an over 100-year history in Ireland, and is sometimes also known as Rink Hockey.

Dublin Vikings IHRA Senior Spring League Champions 2017

Irish Rink / Roller Hockey Associations


Irish Rink Hockey Association Senior Spring League (Seasons): 2017

Irish Roller Hockey Association Roller Hockey League (Seasons): 1995

[11] Irish Rink Hockey Association Facebook (2017) Post: March 1, 2017:”Dublin Vikings” [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 April 2020]

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Roller / Rink Hockey County Leagues

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County Roller Hockey Leagues (Decade / Era Finals):

Waterford Roller Hockey League | Olympia Cup Finals 1949-1950

Dublin Roller Hockey League | Butlins Challenge Cup: 1950

Dublin Roller Hockey League | Classic Shield (League): 1950

Drimnagh Civic Week Roller Hockey Matches: 1949

Limerick Senior Roller Hockey League: 1941

Inter-County Roller Hockey Challenge Matches: 1939

Leinster Rink Hockey League: 1910

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Portugal Roller Hockey

Portuguese Roller Hockey League

Roller Hockey is the National Sport of Portugal, and the Portuguse Roller Hockey League is the Major League of Roller Hockey in the World.

Portuguese Roller Hockey League 2015-Present

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Floorball is a version of Ice Hockey played on a hard floor with a ball rather than a puck, and without skates. It has been included in the Special Olympics World winter Games since the early 21st Century. Below you will find the results & tables of various competitions:

Special Olympics World Winter Games Austria 2017

Special Olympics World Winter Games Floorball

Special Olympics World Winter Games Floorball

Special Olympics World Winter Games:

Special Olympics World Winter Games | Floorball Austria 2017

Picture Credit: [1] Special Olympic World Winter Games Austria 2017 Austria 2017 Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 30 November 2017]

Canadian Ringette

Also included here are the sports Native to Canada which aren’t Major League sports, such as Ringette (a version of Ice Hockey where no contact is allowed, that is played with a straight stick and ring rather than curved stick and puck)


Canadian Ringette

Canadian Rigette:

Ringette Nova Scotia Women’s Recreational League 2015-2020

Picture Credit: [7] Ringette Nova Scotia Facebook Page (2020) Profile Picture, February 19, 2018 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 30 March 2020]

Traditional Hockey Codes (Europe)

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Choule Crosse (Normandy)

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Jeux et Tradi Normandie

The Traditional Sports and Games of Normandy (North France) were first described in the 12th Century A.D. Choule is a Team Sport involving a curved stick and a leather ball.

FJSTNV Choule Crosse Normande (Seasons): 2019

Picture Credit: [1] Fédération de Jeux et Sports Traditionnels Normande et Vikings (2014) logotradinormandiedetoure [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 23 October 2020]

World Indigenous Nations Hockey Codes

World Hockey Codes

Chaco South American Hockey

Chaco South American Indian Hockey: Chaco South American Indian Hockey

Picture Credit: [1] APTN News Canada (2017) WIN-logo-bg [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 July 2021]