There are 11 players on a team of hockey players. It is made up of a goal keeper, defenders, midfielders and forwards. The formation often consist of four forward, three halfbacks, three fullbacks and one goalkeeper, popularly known as 4- 3- 3 formation.
The typical roster size of a hockey team is twenty players, 2 goal keepers 12 forwards and 6 defensemen. The maximum number of players allowed in a roster is 23.
Only 6 players per side are allowed on the ice at any given time. This translates to 3 offensive forwards, 2 defensemen and one goalkeeper.