Picture a shallow wooden box sitting on the floor, say three feet wide by six feet long, with a slot carved out at either short end. In front of each slot is a wooden block which does just that, serves as a goalie of sorts to block the puck from coming through the slot (goal). The two players sit on the floor at either end, behind each goal. In their hand they hold a knock hockey stick, which looks like a miniature of the real thing. The players vie for possession of the puck to start. Whoever has control of the puck uses the hockey stick to hit the puck at strategic angles against the sides of the board, the object of course being to get the puck through the slot (goal) with one whack. If the player doesn’t succeed, the other player gets a turn, hitting the puck from wherever it landed last turn. If you keep hitting it in the goal, you keep going. The amount of points to win is determined at the outset of the game, usually 25.
Original author: babs
Original author: MicknPez [e-mail]
We have a photo of some kids playing Knock Hockey in a summer day camp. If anyone has a good story about “Knock Hockey” or a similar game, it would make a good feature.