Ice Hockey and Lacrosse Essay

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Ice Hockey and Lacrosse

Ice Hockey and Lacrosse

Both Lacrosse and Ice hockey are two sports that share similar aspects. One example would
be that they both require plenty of athletic prowess, as well as countless hours of
training and practice to master. The high amount of contact in both sports enables a
player to become both physically and mentally "tough". Lacrosse has grown to its highest
level of popularity it has ever reached over the last ten years. Ice hockey has seen a
steady climb in its popularity over the past 25 years making it one of the most popular
sports in not only Long Island, but all across the U.S. However, there are many
differences as well, and we should not overlook the fact that there are plenty of
distinctions between the two great sports. Many of which are the main reasons that these
are obviously two separate sports.

The biggest similarity is the object of both games. To outscore the other team. The score
is determined by points called goals. Ice hockey and lacrosse are contact sports. Opposing
teams will try to "check" each other. This means that the teams are trying to literally
knock the ball or puck out of possession of the other player. If a check becomes too
violent, a penalty, which is another similarity between the two sports, will be called.
Due to the aggressive nature of both sports, helmets and extensive padding are required to
play without injury. Another thing they have in common is that the possession of the puck
or ball is determined by a face-off. A face-off is when two opposing players battle for
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