Which is the only sport which is not allowed to play left handed?
#107242. Asked by armindasantana. (Jul 20 09 2:31 PM)
These NHL players were all left handed.|
Sport - Hockey
Name Nationality Description DOB
Barrasso, Tom USA (Mas) Hockey Player 31-Mar-1965
Cashman, Wayne Canadian Hockey player - Boston Bruins 24-Jun-1945
Esposito, Phil Canadian Hockey Player
Bennington, Holt USA Ice Hockey player
Fuhr, Grant Canadian Ice Hockey player
Kurri, Jari Finland Ice Hockey player 18-May-1960
Neely, Cam Canadian Ice Hockey player
Orr, Bobby Canadian Ice Hockey player
Sawchuk, Terry (Dec'd) Ice Hockey player
Turek, Roman Czech Ice Hockey player
When I played field hockey at school (back in the 60s), all hockey sticks were made with the same side flat, so all players had to use the same grip and stroke. A real disadvantage for us lefties! As far as I can find, this is still the case, although there is nothing in writing forbidding having the opposite face flat and playing left-handed - the only stipulation is that only the flat face can be used to strike the ball.|
"The stick in England, possibly because of the close association with it of cricket players, developed with a stick with just one flat playing side, the left face, below a round grip area - with the use of the right-face side, which is rounded, prohibited - an oddity that had a profound effect on the later development of the hockey stick and of the game itself."
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