Underwater hockey is a sport in which two teams of six attempt to score a three-pound puck into a goal found at the bottom of a pool using 11-inch hockey sticks.
Unlike traditional hockey, however, underwater hockey players arent beaten, bloodied, and missing teeth.
Spokesperson Carol Rose says, Its not a rough and tumble sport. Even if you try to throw a punch in the water, youd have no force. Your arm goes forward but your body just moves back.
The sport isnt completely devoid of injuries, though, with some players needing stitches after getting a heavy puck to the head.
Despite matches being played completely underwater, Rose insists that games are a thrilling spectator sport.
She says, We have under water cameras and people are welcome to bring their snorkels and sit in the pool to watch. Everyone screams, even though the players cant actually hear them.
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