Broomball at Michigan Tech

. In 2008, over 1900 students participated on 200 teams.

History

Broomball is a long time tradition at Michigan Tech. In the early 1990s, the sport came under control of IRHC, the Inter-Residence Hall Council.

Rules [IRHC Broomball Rules, http://broomball.mtu.edu. Accessed 5 July 2008]

IRHC publishes a lengthy document each year containing all rules for broomball at Michigan Tech. This document can be found at the [http://broomball.mtu.edu IRHC Broomball homepage] .

Rink

Unlike broomball played elsewhere, the game is played on rinks that are approximately convert|75|ft|m long by convert|51|ft|m wide, rather than a full hockey rink. During "Make A Difference Day weekend" (a weekend focused on community service), three rinks are erected on campus along US-41.

Brooms

Players are required to fashion their own brooms out of ordinary straw brooms instead of using manufactured broomball brooms. Players often fashion brooms based on their positions. Wider brooms are said to be better for defensive play, while club-like brooms are used by attacking offensive players.

Gameplay

Six players (including one goaltender) are allowed on the ice during play. Substitutions may be made on the fly or at stoppages. Players may receive penalties, sending them to the penalty box for a pre-determined length of time, as in hockey. Players often use the slick ice to their advantage, purposefully sliding across the rink to reach the ball.

Leagues

The teams in the annual broomball tournament are divided into leagues normally based on players' residencies.
*DHH (Douglass Houghton Hall)
*McNair (F.W. McNair Hall)
*East Wads (Wadsworth Hall East)
*West Wads (Wadsworth Hall West)
*Off-Campus
*Women's (women may also play in other leagues)

Players are allowed to play in two leagues, however teams are limited to the number of "non-residents" they may have. Champions are named in each league and the top teams in each league enter into a playoff bracket to determine an overall winner.

Class

Students may also take a [https://www.banweb.mtu.edu/pls/owa/stu_ctg_utils.p_online_all_courses_ug#PE broomball class] during the first term of the Spring semester each year.

References

[http://broomball.mtu.edu IRHC Broomball]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Broomball — A variant of broomball is played by non Russians in Moscow. See Moscow broomball. : For Broomball at Michigan Tech, see Broomball at Michigan Tech. Broomball is a popular recreational ice sport originating in Canada and played around the world.… …   Wikipedia

  • Michigan Technological University — Motto Create the Future Established 1885 Type Public …   Wikipedia

  • Michigan Technological University's Winter Carnival — Statue inspired by Calvin Hobbes, 2006 (one nighter) Michigan Technological University s Winter Carnival is an annual celebration that takes place every winter in Houghton, Michigan. It is a time to celebrate the large amounts of snowfall… …   Wikipedia

  • Adrian College — Established 1859 Type Private Endowment $37.8 million President Jeffery Docking Academic staff 86 …   Wikipedia

  • University of Minnesota Duluth — Motto A great university on a great lake Established As a normal school: 1902 As a university: 1947 Type Public …   Wikipedia

  • American football — For other uses, see American football (disambiguation). American football The U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen (left) face off against the …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”