is a new varient
of street/urban hockey played in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Instead
of using a blocker, stick, glove, and leg pads, the goalie
or "Viking" uses a hammer made
of wood, high-density
foam and duct tape, and a shield to deflect shots/punish opponents. To punish, the viking can use the hammer
to hit opposing runners and earn his team a point. Runners, beware of coming too close to a ravenous Viking.
"Hey, is the Steeler game
at one o'clock Sunday?"
"No, they're on at four o'clock. Let's play some Vikingball before the game
"Man, I had a good day of VikingBall. I got three hits as the Viking, and scored two goals as a runner."