The team comprised a maximum of 4 players and one goalie on the rink at any one time. The players designated as forwards are largely responsible for creating scoring opportunities and the players designated as defenders are largely responsible for keeping opposing team players away from the goalie and limiting or preventing the oppositions scoring chances. The goal keeper is responsible for guarding the team’s goal and stopping pucks from entering his or her net. The defensemen also attempt to gain possession of the puck and pass to team-mates to initiate an offensive scoring opportunity. Another main responsibility of forwards is to assist the defense players by back-checking after the team has yielded control of the puck to the opposition. Maximum of 16 players and 2 goalies can be added to a roster.