What is ice hockey?

  • (noun): A game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of 6 skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with hockey sticks.
    Synonyms: hockey, hockey game

Ice Hockey

Ice hockey is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. In countries where the sport is very popular it is known simply as "hockey"; however, the name ice hockey is used in countries where the word hockey is generally reserved for another form of the sport, such as field hockey or roller hockey. The game is played between two teams with six players (Five Skaters and a Goalie) on the ice. A team usually consists of four lines of three forwards, three pairs of defencemen, and two goalies. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team. Each team has a goaltender who tries to stop the puck from going into the goal or "net."

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Nathan Craze - Playing Career
... He received the International Ice Hockey Federation Directorate’s Award of the tournament’s Best Netminder when GB won the gold medal in the 2004 World under-18 Championships (Div II) in Lithuania, and he ... with the Bracknell Bees as their starting goalie, winning the double- English Premier Ice Hockey League and Playoff title in his first season ... the Edinburgh Capitals, earning himself his first starting role in the Elite Ice Hockey League ...
Ice Hockey - Number of Registered Players By Country
... Number of registered hockey players, including male, female and junior, provided by the respective countries' federations ...
Ulf Sandström (ice Hockey)
... (born 24 April 1967 in Härnösand, Sweden) is a retired Swedish ice hockey player ... Among the clubs he played for are Bodens IK, Luleå HF and Modo Hockey ... He has also appeared 47 times in the Swedish national ice hockey team, and participated in 1988 Winter Olympics, where the team took the bronze medal ...
Iain Fraser (ice Hockey)
... is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre ... Drafted from the Ontario Hockey League's Oshawa Generals, Fraser played three seasons in the American Hockey League with the Capital District Islanders before being ... Fraser returned to England in 2006 with the Newcastle Vipers in the Elite Ice Hockey League ...

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