Vikings Hockey Club
National Sports Centre, Groves Road, Douglas, IM2 1RB
Nobody knows where the name Hockey comes from. It is possibly a derivative of hoquet, a Middle French word for a shepherd’s stave because the sticks used look a bit like a shepherd’s crook. Another suggestion is that the name derives from the use of cork bungs, (stoppers) in place of wooden balls to play the game. The stoppers came from barrels containing “hock” ale, also called “hocky”.
Senior training: NSC Astro pitch Tuesday 7pm-8:30pm
Junior training: NSC Astro pitch Tuesday 6pm-7pm