Ice hockey is a game that is popular all throughout the Western Hemisphere. This is obviously because of the amount of ice that these places receive. The game is especially popular in Canada and the US. However, the game of hockey is not native to these places. Hockey originated in India where it was called baggataway and it was later termed lacrosse by the British. They then revamped the rules of the game and called it field hockey and it was played on turf. This was later combined with ice skating and ice hockey was born.