Some people say the game of Hockey was played by the French and Irish back in the 1700s. While others claim, it was invented in the mid-1800s by Canadians. NHL is the National Hockey League was founded in the year of 1917. Did you know that hockey pucks are frozen before the game starts in order to keep them from bouncing too much during games? The team named Montreal Canadians have won the most Stanley Cup in the National Hockey League. The puck used in Hockey has a diameter of three inches. Ice Hockey is very popular in the United States of America and Canada. Here are some Hockey coloring pages.