Ice hockey, also known as "hockey", is a team sport that is played on a specially ice rink surface. The aim of each team is to send the puck (a disk made of vulcanized rubber) and to score into the opponent's goal.
A match lasts three periods of 20 minutes each. the clock running only when the puck is in play. The teams change ends for the second period, again for the third period, and again at the start of each overtime played (playoffs only; same ends as the odd periods otherwise). In case of a tie at the end of regulation time, a procedure in accordance with the specific rules of each championship will be applied.
One can have an overtime period in sudden death to determine the winner. If at the end of extra time there is still no winner, sudden death penalty strokes shall
occur in alternate succession. In case of a tie, there will automatically sudden death because after 2006, all games must designate a winner.
Chamonix Hockey Club is a French ice hockey team based in Chamonix playing in the Ligue Magnus. The team was known as "Chamois de Chamonix" (Chamonix Chamois).
Now the team changed its name and is called The Pioneers.
With more than 30 championship titles, Chamonix is the most successful French club. If you never watched one of their match, you should it as sooon as possible.