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Hockey is a sport in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball into the opponents'[?] goal. The ball may only be handled using a stick[?].

In many countries (including Canada, the USA and the Scandinavian countries), however, the term hockey is applied to a variant of the former game played on ice, using a small rubber disc, called a puck. The article on the former sport may be found at field hockey, while the latter one is found at ice hockey.

Street hockey is a term used to describe a usually informal variant of the game when players on wheeled skates play on an asphalt or cement surface. When they play at an offstreet venue, the term roller hockey is usually used.

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