is a hard shot, usually with a big wind up, wherein the player bends his stick on the ice and allows the energy stored in bending the stick to launch the puck forward.
(ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal
(ice hockey) an enclosed bench to the side of an ice-hockey rink for players who are serving time penalties
the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
Striking an opponent's arms or lower body with the hockey stick. Usually a penalty is incurred.
A shot that is taken from the backside of the blade.
A forward position whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice.
The blue ice in front of each net.
The act of checking an opponent with the shaft of the stick held in both hands. This is illegal and earns a minor or major penalty depending on the severity of the infraction.
is the method used to begin play. The two teams line up in opposition to each other, and the opposing center's attempt to gain control of the puck after it is dropped between their sticks by an official.
When one player scores three goals in one game.
Using a stick to hold or slow down a player (illegal).
occurs when one team has more players on the ice than the other team as a result of penalties assessed to the shorthanded team.
is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area.
is awarded to the player or players (maximum of two) who touched the puck prior to the goal, provided no defender plays or possesses the puck in between.
To control the puck along the ice.
Hitting the puck with the blade of the stick using a quick snap of the wrist rather than a full back swing.
is the name of the trophy given to the winner of the NHL playoffs.
Early to mid-1800s:
Ice hockey as we know it is first played in either Windsor, Nova Scotia, Kingston, Ontario or Montreal, Quebec, depending on who you believe and how you read the evidence.
Miracle on Ice
was a medal-round men's ice hockey game during the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, on February 22. The United States team, made up of amateur and collegiate players and led by coach Herb Brooks, defeated the Soviet Union team, which was considered the best hockey team in the world.
is a type of penalty awarded when a team loses a clear scoring opportunity on a breakaway because of a foul committed by an opposing player.
a type of individual penalty called for more serious infractions of the rules; of 5 minutes in duration whether or not the non-penalized team scores.
a type of penalty lasting 2 minutes; if the non-penalized team scores a power play goal during this time, the penalty ends immediately.
NHL-National Hockey Association
a professional league started on November 22, 1917; currently contains 30 teams in the U.S. and Canada.