'Underwater hockey' madness starts to pick up in US

Washington, Aug 18 : The unconventional sport of underwater hockey, which is popular in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada, is gaining importance in the US, where players try to pus a 3-pound puck at the bottom of a pool into goals.

According to CNN, underwater hockey is an intense, high-speed game where one needs to hold breath, while tumbling over teammates.

Keith Morgan, a player of the sport, said that it was for people who were true athletes, and he is twice the age of one of his teammates.

However, despite its international popularity, underwater hockey has yet to rise to the surface of mainstream sports in the United States, perhaps because it can't draw thousands of spectators like football or basketball, the report said.

--ANI (Posted on 18-08-2013)

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