Bandy is the forerunner to hockey. It is played on ice but there are differences from the game of hockey. The rink for bandy is considerably larger than a hockey rink. There are 11 players on a team, hockey has 6 players. Bandy uses a small ball, hockey uses a puck. The net in bandy is much larger than the hockey nets. The rules for bandy are similar to soccer and field hockey. There is no full-on body checking allowed.
Bandy is almost unknown in North America, but in Europe, especially Sweden and Russia, there are professional leagues. There is a world championship for bandy held each year.
Someday we may see this sport as part of the Winter Olympics.