04. December 2017 - 18:30
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Healthy Buffalo Co-Ed Broomball at Canalside | Canalside Buffalo | Monday, 04. December 2017

No skates required! Just lace up your shoes and head down to the beautifully redone Ice @ Canalside! No one does it better than Healthy Buffalo with online stats, pictures, videos, awards, hooded sweatshirts and much more! New this season are multiple skill levels to create a more balanced level of play for our growing number of broomball teams. Brand new to broomball? We have you covered in the recreational division. Expert level broomball enthusiast? We have you covered as well in our competititve division.

Broomball is a recreational ice game originating in Canada (also contested as being Swedish) and played in certain other countries. It is played in a hockey rink, either indoors or outdoors, depending on climate and location. Broomball is popular in the Canadian province of Manitoba, where and Haywood are the Broomball Capitals of the World. In a game of broomball there are two teams, each consisting of six players: a goaltender and five others. The object of the game is to score more goals than the opponent. Goals are scored by hitting the ball into the opponent's net using the broom. Tactics and plays are similar to those used in sports such as ice hockey, roller hockey and floorball. Players hit a small ball around the ice with a stick called a "broom." The broom has a wooden shaft and has a rubber-molded triangular head similar in shape to that of a regular broom (or, originally, an actual corn broom with the bristles either cut off or covered with tape). Players wear their regular street shoes or boots instead of skates, and the ice is prepared in such a way that it is smooth and dry to improve traction.