Your playbook to the roughest sport on ice.
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Whats the five-hole?
The five-hole is the scoring sweet spot located between the goalies leg pads.
What year did womens hockey debut in the Olympics?
Nagano, Japan was home to the worlds first Olympic womens ice hockey competition in 1998.
A game of hockey has how many periods?
A professional hockey game consists of three 20-minute periods.
Each team has ___ players on the ice.
Each team is allowed to have five players and a goalie on the ice.
What is a power play?
Following a penalty, the opposing team has the advantage of a power play– when the penalized team plays a man down.
How many teams are in the NHL?
The National Hockey League supports 30 professional teams, including the Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets, both added in 2000.
Knocking another player off balance is called:
On the ice, hockey players use checking– slamming your body into another player– to throw opponents off balance.
What year did the U.S. mens hockey team first win Olympic gold?
In 1960, the U.S. hockey team trounced the Canadians 2-1, to win the countrys first Olympic hockey gold.
Whats a deke?
A deke (taken from the word decoy) is a move by an offensive player to get around an opponent or take a goalie out of position.
The famous "Miracle on Ice" refers to the U.S. mens hockey win over:
The Americans pulled off a stunning win over the four-time gold-winning Soviet Union hockey team during the 1980 Olympics in one of the biggest upsets in sports history. It was nicknamed The Miracle on Ice.
Whats the crease?
The goalie is stationed inside the crease– the semi-circular area in front of each goal.
In hockey, a sweater is:
Sweater is another word for jersey.
In ice hockey, teams try to score with a:
Ice hockey uses a puck– a small disc that skids across the ice.
What is the NHL championship trophy called?
The Stanley Cup is awarded to the winner of the NHL championship game.