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  • Ice Hockey is a decoration in FarmVille.
  • Ice Hockey is a game that was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System and Famicom Disk System in 1988 and, as the title suggests, is a sports game about ice hockey. It was the first hockey game to be released on a Nintendo gaming system in North America. The game was designed and directed by Hideki Konno. It was later released on the Wii Virtual Console in 2006 and the Wii U Virtual Console in late 2013 and early 2014.
  • Ice hockey is a team sport, using skates and sticks, where to teams compete in getting the puck into the opponent team's goal. When the game is over, the team scoring most goals has won. Casey Jones usually uses an ice hockey goaltender's mask of 1950's-60's style, and as a weapon also an ice hockey stick. The sport Super slam hockey in the 2003 TMNT Cartoon episode The Golden Puck originates from ordinary ice hockey.
  • Ice hockey on englantia. * Suomeksi: Jääkiekko * Espanjaksi: Hockey sobre hielo * Ruotsiksi: Ishockey * Kreikaksi: Xόκεϋ * Tanskaksi: Ishockey * Venäjäksi: Xоккей * Viroksi: Hoki * Tsekiksi: Hokej * Puolaksi: Hokej * Unkariksi: Jégkorong * Latviaksi: Hokejs * Italiaksi: Disco * Norjaksi: Ishockey * Saksaksi: Eishockey * Liettuaksi: Ledo ritulys
  • Ice Hockey is the NHL board's brotherly social board. Located on the Atari 2600 list, it is a place where board users talk about anything except hockey. It is mainly filled with board regulars, and the community feeling is obvious. No one really marks others, except random lamers, Viper, Chabot, and lurkers.
  • The Ice Rink was replaced by the Stadium from the Penguin Games which were modeled on the Olympics. The soccer ball acted like the usual puck.
  • "Ice Hockey" was a nickname given to an Undead which was experimented on by the Umbrella Corporation in 2007. He was one of the first Super Undead created as part of Dr. Alexander Isaacs' research into turning the Undead into a workforce.
  • Ice hockey is a predominately winter/fall team sport played in many countries across Vexillium. A total of 21 national ice hockey teams participated in the 302 VexGames: Whitlam, Lamb's Cove, Estontetso, Bowdani, Somery, Armatirion, Lendosan Confederation, Vingarmark, Sanx, Baben Bay, Davenport, Polaria, Morania, Seepaeyguey, Phenixia, Caboteniasa, Westria, Solanchatka, Listonian Free State and Altland.
  • A fast-paced physical sport, hockey is most popular in areas of North America (particularly in Canada and northern parts of the United States) and Europe that are sufficiently cold for natural reliable seasonal ice cover. With the advent of indoor artificial ice rinks hockey has become a year-round pastime in some areas. In North America, the National Hockey League (NHL) is the highest level for men, and the most popular. It is the official national winter sport of Canada, where the game enjoys immense popularity. The first organized game was played on March 3, 1875, in Montreal, Canada.
  • Hard checking, fast skaters, players with killer instincts and unbelievable goalie saves. This is what makes this most dynamic team game one of the most popular sports in the world. It is a sport where you don't get chills just from the cold ice rink. We will bring it to you in the form of a new online manager game. In the game, as the manager of your own team, you will be able to affect almost everything that makes hockey what it is. You will experience the role of a coach, financial manager and scout. We will also give you a chance to become a spectator and watch your team's games live. So if you would like to try what it feels like to be a manager of an ice-hockey club and choose which players to hire for the next season or prepare your line-up and tactics for the game, then don't hesit
  • Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. Ice hockey teams usually consist of 6 players each, 1 goaltender and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
  • Ice hockey is a team game played on ice, in which skaters neet wooden or samestuff sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their gainststander's net. In lands where the game is fained it is known only as "hockey"; however, the name ice hockey is neeted in land where the word hockey is mostly brooked for another kind of the game, 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 meanly is made of four lines of three forwards, three twosomes of ferdediger, and two goalies. Five limbs of each team skate up and down the ice minting to take the puck and score a goal against the witherststanding team. Each team has a goaltender who seeks to stop the puck from going into the goal or "net".
  • Join the die-hard Efrat hockey players who travel to the Canada Center in Metulla once every 2 weeks for a game of pick-up hockey. Games are Thursday evenings and you can rent equipment. Cost is about 120 shekels to play. Transportation by car pool and splitting the gas. Plan to leave Efrat around 5pm and arrive in Metulla by 8:30. On the ice from roughly 930 to 1100pm and bring your bathing suit if you want to hop in the jacuzzi or pool after the game (and you can bring the spouse and kids who can use the pool for free while you skate!). We daven Maariv after the game and you'll be home between 330 and 430 am Friday morning. For details e-mail Paul at shindman@actcom.co.il.
  • Hockey is to Canada (as well as the Northern United States and parts of Europe) what association football is to the rest of the world. It is an obssession, a religion that unifies Canadians of every race and colour. It is also our official national winter sport. Hockey's true origins are uncertain, but the most widely believed story is that the game was created by a group of British colonists settling in Canada who were trying to create a winter version of rugby. Early versions of the game followed many of the offensive rules of rugby (no forward passes, a large number of players on the ice at once) with the goal-scoring of association football. Years later, the forward pass was added and hockey began to form its own identity, while the game began to grow in popularity throughout Canada.
  • A team usually consists of four lines of three forwards, three pairs of defensemen, 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.
  • Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team sport played on ice. It is a fast paced and physical sport. Ice hockey is most popular in areas that are sufficiently cold for natural reliable seasonal ice cover such as Canada, the northern United States, Scandinavia and Russia, though with the advent of indoor artificial ice rinks it has become a year-round pastime at the amateur level in major metropolitan areas such as cities that host a National Hockey League (NHL) or other professional-league team. It is one of the four major North American professional sports, and the NHL is at the highest level, and the Canadian (CWHL) and the Western Women's Hockey League (WWHL) are at the highest level of women's ice hockey in the world. It is the official national winter sport of Canada,
  • Ice hockey is a team winter sport played on ice. Two teams meet on the ice and send 6 players on the ice at the same time (one goaltender, two defencemen and three forwards per side). The forwards try to shoot a disc of vulcanised rubber called puck in the opponent's net with the help of sticks in order to score goals; the team that scores the most win the match.
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  • Ice hockey is a team winter sport played on ice. Two teams meet on the ice and send 6 players on the ice at the same time (one goaltender, two defencemen and three forwards per side). The forwards try to shoot a disc of vulcanised rubber called puck in the opponent's net with the help of sticks in order to score goals; the team that scores the most win the match. A typical match lasts 60 minutes and is separated into three periods of 20 minutes each. At the end of the 60 minutes (called regular time), should both teams have scored the same number of goals, in most leagues, an overtime period will follow, with various rules to tell a winner.
  • Join the die-hard Efrat hockey players who travel to the Canada Center in Metulla once every 2 weeks for a game of pick-up hockey. Games are Thursday evenings and you can rent equipment. Cost is about 120 shekels to play. Transportation by car pool and splitting the gas. Plan to leave Efrat around 5pm and arrive in Metulla by 8:30. On the ice from roughly 930 to 1100pm and bring your bathing suit if you want to hop in the jacuzzi or pool after the game (and you can bring the spouse and kids who can use the pool for free while you skate!). We daven Maariv after the game and you'll be home between 330 and 430 am Friday morning. For details e-mail Paul at shindman@actcom.co.il. Interested hockey players should join the Yahoo group israelcanuckhockey to get the latest information. There are small ice rinks in Maalot, Tel Aviv (at the Luna Park) and Ashdod (in the mall) with a new rink scheduled to open at a new mall in Eilat in 2012 or 2013. The 6th annual recreational ice hockey tournament is scheduled for next February in Metulla with teams from North American and Israel. Contact Paul for more information.
  • Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. Ice hockey teams usually consist of 6 players each, 1 goaltender and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team. A fast-paced, physical sport, ice hockey is most popular in areas of North America (particularly Canada and the northern United States) and northern and eastern Europe. Ice hockey is the official national winter sport of Canada, where the game enjoys immense popularity. In North America, the National Hockey League (NHL) is the highest level for men's hockey and the most popular. The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is the highest league in Russia and much of Eastern Europe. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is the formal governing body for international ice hockey. The IIHF manages international tournaments and maintains the IIHF World Ranking. Worldwide, there are ice hockey federations in 74 countries. Ice hockey is believed to have evolved from simple stick and ball games played in the 18th and 19th century United Kingdom and elsewhere. These games were brought to North America and several similar winter games using informal rules were developed, such as "shinny" and "ice polo". The contemporary sport of ice hockey was developed in Canada, most notably in Montreal, where the first indoor hockey game was played on March 3, 1875. Some characteristics of that game, such as the length of the ice rink and the use of a puck, have been retained to this day. Amateur ice hockey leagues began in the 1880s, and professional ice hockey originated around 1900. The Stanley Cup, emblematic of ice hockey club supremacy, was first awarded in 1893 to recognize the Canadian amateur champion and later became the championship trophy of the NHL. In the early 1900s, the Canadian rules were adopted by the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace, the precursor of the IIHF and the sport was played for the first time in the Olympics in the Olympic Games of 1920. In international competitions, the national teams of six countries (The "Big Six]]") predominate: Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States. Of the 69 medals awarded all-time in men's competition at the Olympics, only six medals were not awarded to one of those countries. In the annual Ice Hockey World Championships, 177 of 201 medals have been awarded to the six nations. Teams outside the "Big Six" have won only five medals in either competition since 1953: All 12 Women's Olympic and 36 IIHF World Women's Championships medals have been awarded to one of these six countries, and every gold medal in both competitions has been won by either the Canadian national team or the United States national team. In Canada, the United States, and some European countries such as Latvia and Sweden, it is known simply as "hockey"; the name "ice hockey" is used in places where "hockey" more often refers to field hockey, such as South America, Asia, Africa, Australasia, and some European countries like Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. In Russia and Ukraine, where "hockey" also can refer to bandy, ice hockey is often called "hockey with puck".
  • Ice Hockey is a decoration in FarmVille.
  • Hard checking, fast skaters, players with killer instincts and unbelievable goalie saves. This is what makes this most dynamic team game one of the most popular sports in the world. It is a sport where you don't get chills just from the cold ice rink. We will bring it to you in the form of a new online manager game. In the game, as the manager of your own team, you will be able to affect almost everything that makes hockey what it is. You will experience the role of a coach, financial manager and scout. We will also give you a chance to become a spectator and watch your team's games live. So if you would like to try what it feels like to be a manager of an ice-hockey club and choose which players to hire for the next season or prepare your line-up and tactics for the game, then don't hesitate and join the ice-hockey game.
  • Ice Hockey is a game that was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System and Famicom Disk System in 1988 and, as the title suggests, is a sports game about ice hockey. It was the first hockey game to be released on a Nintendo gaming system in North America. The game was designed and directed by Hideki Konno. It was later released on the Wii Virtual Console in 2006 and the Wii U Virtual Console in late 2013 and early 2014.
  • Ice hockey is a team sport, using skates and sticks, where to teams compete in getting the puck into the opponent team's goal. When the game is over, the team scoring most goals has won. Casey Jones usually uses an ice hockey goaltender's mask of 1950's-60's style, and as a weapon also an ice hockey stick. The sport Super slam hockey in the 2003 TMNT Cartoon episode The Golden Puck originates from ordinary ice hockey.
  • Ice hockey on englantia. * Suomeksi: Jääkiekko * Espanjaksi: Hockey sobre hielo * Ruotsiksi: Ishockey * Kreikaksi: Xόκεϋ * Tanskaksi: Ishockey * Venäjäksi: Xоккей * Viroksi: Hoki * Tsekiksi: Hokej * Puolaksi: Hokej * Unkariksi: Jégkorong * Latviaksi: Hokejs * Italiaksi: Disco * Norjaksi: Ishockey * Saksaksi: Eishockey * Liettuaksi: Ledo ritulys
  • Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team sport played on ice. It is a fast paced and physical sport. Ice hockey is most popular in areas that are sufficiently cold for natural reliable seasonal ice cover such as Canada, the northern United States, Scandinavia and Russia, though with the advent of indoor artificial ice rinks it has become a year-round pastime at the amateur level in major metropolitan areas such as cities that host a National Hockey League (NHL) or other professional-league team. It is one of the four major North American professional sports, and the NHL is at the highest level, and the Canadian (CWHL) and the Western Women's Hockey League (WWHL) are at the highest level of women's ice hockey in the world. It is the official national winter sport of Canada, where the game enjoys immense popularity. Only six of the thirty NHL franchises are based in Canada, but Canadian players outnumber Americans in the league. While there are 66 total members of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States have finished in most of the coveted 1st, 2nd and 3rd places at IIHF World Championships. Of the 63 medals awarded in men's competition at the Olympic level from 1920 on, only six did not go to the one of those countries, or a former entity thereof, such as Czechoslovakia or the Soviet Union. Only one of those six medals was above bronze. Those seven nations have also captured 162 of 177 medals awarded at 59 non-Olympic IIHF World Championships, and all medals since 1954. Likewise, all nine Olympic and 27 IIHF World Women Championships medals have gone to one of those seven countries.
  • Ice Hockey is the NHL board's brotherly social board. Located on the Atari 2600 list, it is a place where board users talk about anything except hockey. It is mainly filled with board regulars, and the community feeling is obvious. No one really marks others, except random lamers, Viper, Chabot, and lurkers.
  • Ice hockey is a team game played on ice, in which skaters neet wooden or samestuff sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their gainststander's net. In lands where the game is fained it is known only as "hockey"; however, the name ice hockey is neeted in land where the word hockey is mostly brooked for another kind of the game, 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 meanly is made of four lines of three forwards, three twosomes of ferdediger, and two goalies. Five limbs of each team skate up and down the ice minting to take the puck and score a goal against the witherststanding team. Each team has a goaltender who seeks to stop the puck from going into the goal or "net". A snell, bodily game, hockey is most belikened in spots of North Americksland (mostly in Canada and northern deals of the Banded Folkdoms) and Europe that are cold enough for kindly couth yeartide ice teld. With the coming of indoor man-made ice rinks hockey has become a year-umb frealstime in some spots. In North Americksland, the Folkish Hockey Band (NHL) is the highest flack for men, and the most heeded. It is the lawful folkish winter game of Canada, where the game neets stour belovedness. The first held game was played on March 3, 1875 in Kingsberg, Canada. While there are altogether 68 limbs of the Alþjóðlegur Ice Hockey Band (IIHF), 162 of 177 erepennings at the IIHF World Redeship have been taken by these seven lands: Canada, Czechland, Finland, Russland, Slovakland, Sweden and the Banded Folkdoms. Of the 66 erepennings awarded in men's withermeting at the Olympic flacks from 1920 on, only six medals did not go to the one of those ethels. All 12 Olympic and 36 IIHF World Women's Championships erepennings have gone to one of these seven lands, and every gold erepenning in both withermetings has been won by either Canada or the Banded Folkdoms.
  • A team usually consists of four lines of three forwards, three pairs of defensemen, 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. 162 of 177 medals at the IIHF World Championships have been taken by seven nations: Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States. Of the 66 medals awarded in men's competition at the Olympics from 1920, only six medals did not go to one of those countries. All 12 Olympic and 36 IIHF World Women's Championships medals have gone to one of these seven countries, and every gold medal in both competitions has been won by either Canada or the United States.
  • Hockey is to Canada (as well as the Northern United States and parts of Europe) what association football is to the rest of the world. It is an obssession, a religion that unifies Canadians of every race and colour. It is also our official national winter sport. Hockey's true origins are uncertain, but the most widely believed story is that the game was created by a group of British colonists settling in Canada who were trying to create a winter version of rugby. Early versions of the game followed many of the offensive rules of rugby (no forward passes, a large number of players on the ice at once) with the goal-scoring of association football. Years later, the forward pass was added and hockey began to form its own identity, while the game began to grow in popularity throughout Canada. Before we get to the nitty-gritty, let's go over a few popular misconceptions first. In media (especially American media, but Canadian "concerned parents' groups" are guilty of this as well), ice hockey is often portrayed as a combination of Professional Wrestling and a pub brawl ON ICE! that's only watched by maple-syrup drinking Canadians who riot whenever they lose. That's... not really the case (for one thing there's a lot of rabid American hockey fans out there, especially in the honourary Canadian provinces of Minnesota and Michigan. For another, riots are atypical.) Although there is a grain of truth, as with all stereotypes: * Hockey is a nationally engaging sport. Much like American Football and soccer, though, it also attracts those stereotypical college students who drink beer and riot after games. Even so, full-on riots are rare, and usually there are just loud parties that break out on (city name)'s main streets. There are some notable hockey-provoked riots (see the "Richard riot" in the Serious Business article) but they prove to be the exception rather than the norm. The typical hockey-watching crowd in Canada are mostly families huddled around the television or a guy inviting his buddies over to watch the game (with or without alcohol). * Hockey is unashamedly a full-contact sport, and rough-housing with the intent of claiming possession of the puck, called "checking", is legal (however, checking is illegal in women's hockey, and very strictly monitored in children's leagues). Checking opposing players who do not have the puck, however, will usually lead to an interference penalty. Obstructing the goaltender is also illegal, which will lead to an interference penalty and, if a goal was scored on the play, may cause the referee to wave off the goal. * While officially against the rules, fighting is a completely normal and acceptable occurrence in the NHL, with five-minute penalties (see the "Rules" section below) handed out to the fighters. The NHL is the only professional league in North America which does not automatically suspend players for fisticuffs. However, this only applies to the NHL and some Canadian minor leagues; at international tournaments, fighting is a ban-worthy offence, and occasionally entire teams can be banned if it turns into a bench-clearing brawl. In women's hockey, which has a no-contact policy, fighting also results in a multi-game ban, and possibly a life ban from the sport. * When a fight breaks out in the NHL, play is stopped immediately while the players circle each other and duke it out (fights or pushing/shoving involving three or more players, however, are usually broken up by the referee before things get nasty). The fight is supervised by the referee and linesmen, who will step in when he feels the confrontation is beyond reasonable limits (however, they will allow the fight to progress for a variety of reasons, including not wanting to get hurt themselves. As long as both fighters have tacitly agreed to the fight, it will proceed until one is on the ice). After the fight is broken up, the offending players are given five minute penalties for fighting; in recent rule changes, an extra penalty will be given to the player who instigated the fight. If it's a mutual fight, it's just a five minute major for both. * Contrary to most portrayals, however, mano-a-mano showdowns are often used strategically. Coaches may send out "enforcers" (defensemen who specialize in starting scraps) to provoke a fight if he feels his team's morale is low, believing that a good old-fashioned beatdown might cheer them up. Another example is the Edmonton Oilers during The Eighties taking advantage of the fighting penalty system at the time, or even to tactically remove a specific opposing player from the game for a short amount of time. * As briefly mentioned above, Olympic and NHL playoff hockey games typically have less fighting in them. The reasons for this are a lot simpler than you'd think: For all of the assumptions and rationalizations for fighting, a team would rather win the game than risk losing the game because of, or despite, fighting.. Though if two teams hate one another enough, fights are still likely to break out. Though there are some players that don't fight; attacking these players can end in a team's Berserk Button being pushed. The National Hockey League (one of the oldest still-running leagues in sports) is currently the largest hockey league in the world, which as of 2011 consists of 30 teams across North America (seven from Canada, 23 from the United States). There are also many important leagues in Europe, such as Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Sweden's Elitserien and Russia's Superleague Kontinental Hockey League, but they usually sit in the NHL's humongous shadow. The dream of many, but not all, European players is to join the NHL, and if an NHL player is sent to a European league it's considered a demotion. The NHL was formed in 1917 with five teams. Three of these teams -- and four of the seven expansion teams to come in the '20s -- dissipated and by 1942, there were officially six NHL teams (commonly referred to as The Original Six: the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montréal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. Following the 1966-67 season, the league expanded to twelve teams and over several decades reached the thirty-team mark that stands today. The NHL championship trophy is the Stanley Cup, one of the oldest and most prestigious trophies in all of sports. In the Cup's early days (starting from 1915 until the Original Six era) any team could challenge the current champions to a showdown for the Cup, provided the opposing team could make the trip there of course. Once the league began to form, however, a playoff structure was planned out. A modern NHL regular season lasts 82 games, with a sixteen-team playoff season that is very similar to basketball. The league is divided into two divisions (Eastern and Western Conferences) and the top eight teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs. A "seed" system is used (like basketball) to determine playoff rounds; i.e., the top seed in a conference would play the eighth seed, the second and seventh seed would play, etc. Each round is a best-of-seven miniseries, with teams competing exclusively in their respective conferences. After the Eastern and Western Conference champions have been determined, the two teams play one last best-of-seven round for the Stanley Cup. Hockey: The RulesUnfortunately, hockey is subject to lots of Gretzky Has the Ball in the media, so here's an overview. Ice hockey plays like a smaller version of soccer (score more points than your opponent, etc.), although there are many key differences. Each match lasts 60 minutes, which are further divided into three 20-minute "periods" with a small break between each period. Unlike most other sports which use a rounded ball, the hockey "puck" is a thick, vulcanized rubber disc 3 inches (7.6 centimetres) in diameter. Counting officials, there are seven positions in hockey: * The referee oversees the action, enforces the game rules and gives out penalties (punishments for infractions). There are two referees in every NHL match (until recently there was only one). He is typically marked by wearing the traditional striped shirt with orange armbands. * Two linesmen enforce the offside rules and have the power to stop the play due to "icing" (both of which are explained below). * The centre is a hard position to explain. A good comparison is to the midfield position in soccer; they are forwards, but are expected to come back and help defend your side, usually covering the opposing player in front of the net. Also responsible, in most cases, for taking "faceoffs" (described below), a specialized skill. May be the team leader, but usually not the captain. * The centre has a left wingman and right wingman on either side who along with center bring the puck up the ice, and score. They score most of the goals for the team, with the center usually assisting them. One is often the captain of the team. * Defencemen are usually slower, tougher players whose job is to stop the opponent from scoring. They also act as a second wave of offense, and score a lot more often than in other sports. * The goaltender, or "goalie," defends his goal and is the last line of defense preventing the puck from going into the net. The goalie is the only member of the team who has special equipment; his legs have large pads, he has a catching glove in his strong hand and a rectangular "blocker" on his off-hand. He also wears a specially hardened face mask. He is the only player that cannot be hit on the ice: hitting him is an interference penalty. Nevertheless, the idea of the other team trying to interfere with the goalie and get away with it (the refs can't catch everything) is often what sparks roughhousing, at least in the NHL, as the other players will skate up to protect their man (though a few goalies don't mind getting rough themselves - see Ron Hextall and Patrick Roy) The following list uses National Hockey League rules, although internationally there are some differences (rink size, penalty tolerance, overtime regulations and such): * The clock runs continuously until a goal is scored, the puck is sent out of play or a infraction (like grabbing the puck with your glove) is committed, wherein the referee or linesmen blows his whistle to indicate a stoppage in play. This is referred to as a "whistle" and is also used as a verb ("And the play is whistled dead as the puck sails into the home team's bench"). * A goal is most commonly scored by shooting the puck with the stick, it can however be scored with basically any body part. A notable exception are the skates, as a goal is disallowed when the puck is kicked into net. If there is no "kick" motion and the puck is just deflected by the blade, the goal will count. Likewise, the goal will be disallowed if directed into the net using the hands or hit or deflected in using a stick from above the crossbar. A disallowed goal results in a faceoff outside the blue line (explained below). * At the centre of the rink is the "red line," that divides the rink in half. There are also "blue lines" on either side of the rink, which indicate the official offensive zones. Two much smaller "red lines" lie on the same line as the goal, and they are used for determining "icing" calls. There is also a semi-circular "crease" around the net; in international rules, if an opposing player is in the crease when a goal is scored, or obstructs the goalie in any way, the goal won't count. However, in the NHL offensive players are allowed to enter the crease. * When a team is rushing towards the opposing goal, the player in possession of the puck must be the first to cross the blue line; if one of his teammates is ahead of the blue line when the puck carrier crosses it, or if the carrier crosses the blue line before the puck does, the play is whistled dead as "offside". * As long as the puck carrier is in control of the puck, the puck carrier cannot be ruled offside. His teammates, however, can. It's also possible to go offside and then negate the whistle, as long as you retreat back across the blue line before the puck enters. * Icing is when a player shoots the puck from behind centre ice and past the opposing team's net, and a player from the opposing team touches it. In that case, play is stopped and there is a faceoff inside the offending team's blue line. In the NHL, the offending team is not allowed to substitute their players before play resumes. In international ice hockey usually "no-touch icing" is used whereas the play is whistled dead as soon as the puck crossed two red lines. There is however no icing for the defending team when they are penalty killing, which means they have one or two players less due to an infraction. * When play is about to resume, the puck is brought into play through a "faceoff," where the linesman (or referee after goals and at the start of a period) drops the puck onto the ice and the opposing centres fight for possession of the puck. The clock stops when the referee blows his whistle and restarts when the puck hits the ice. A faceoff occurs at centre ice at the start of each period (and after a goal is scored) and subsequent faceoffs happen at various positions depending on why the play was stopped, who was responsible, etc. * During the regular season of the NHL, if the score remains tied after sixty minutes, there is a five minute "sudden-death" overtime period (similar to soccer's Golden Goal rule) with only four players per side, and if there are still no tie-breaking goals, there are three rounds of penalty shots (a la penalty kicks in soccer). During the playoffs, however, overtime is five-on-five and will continue indefinitely (split into further 20 minute periods) until somebody scores. * Each team has 20 players, six of which can be on the ice at any given time (usually three offensive linesmen, two defensemen and a goalkeeper). Coaches will usually have "lines" (special trios of forwards and pairs of defensemen) who work well together; sometimes coaches will shuffle their lines in the middle of the game to see which combination works best. In a regular hockey game usually 19 players (four lines of forwards, three pairs of defensemen and one goalie) will see play with the reserve goalie sitting on the bench in case of injury. The starting goalie may also be "pulled" when his play is not up to par. * Another form for pulling the goalie also exists: the goaltender skates to the bench and is substituted with an additional player (usually a forward) to give their team an offensive advantage. This is extremely risky, however, as it leaves their net completely open, and usually it is only done during the final minutes of the third period when a team is desperate and losing by a goal or two, or when there is a delayed penalty on the opposing team, in which case the opposing team cannot touch the puck without stopping play. For instance, it's not unknown for some player of the opposing team to be able to score a goal clear from the opposite side of the rink, a shot that can be up to 61 metres (200 ft) away. * Because hockey is such a physically taxing game, substitutions are done frequently (every minute or so) and often in the middle of play, which are called "line changes." Teams are still required to have no more than five forwards/defencemen on the ice at a time, however, and a sloppy line change could result in a penalty for having too many men on the ice. Goaltenders, however, are expected to stay on the ice at all times unless they are injured or the coach decides to substitute them due to a bad performance. * When a player commits an infraction (provided the ref sees and identifies it), play is stopped once the offending player's team touches the puck. Said team is then forced to play short-handed while the penalized player sits in the penalty box, or "sin bin", and can not be substituted. This gives the opposing team a "power play" for two minutes for a minor infraction or five minutes for a major . The penalized player returns to the ice when the other team scores a goal (on minor penalties only) or when the penalty's time runs out. If two players are in the penalty box, their team is forced to play with only three men (called a two man advantage). If a third players is then sent to the box, the third penalty will not begin until the first has ended, as teams cannot play with fewer then three players (plus goalie) on the ice. * If the goaltender draws a penalty (rare, but it can happen), a teammate who was on the ice at the time has to serve the penalty for him. This also happens if a team is caught with too many men on the ice during a sloppy line change. * The goaltender will leave play for an extra attacker in the case of a "delayed" penalty, indicated when an official raises his hand but doesn't blow the whistle (indicating an infraction drawn by the defending team). In this situation, the penalty is not called until the defending team touches the puck; the goalie won't be facing any shots, so the extra attacker can press the offence. Also, if a team needs to tie the game or face losing near the end of the game, the coach will "pull the goalie" by taking the goalie off for another skater, to hopefully score the tying goal. It leaves the net open so the other team can score a goal very easily, but there's usually no difference for the losing team if they lose by one goal or two. * Fighting is a five minute major penalty, but unlike other such penalties, does not result in the offending team losing a player due to relatively recent rule changes. * Unless the penalties are not offsetting. While most fights involve one player from each team getting a five minute major for fighting, there are rare instances of a player not fighting back in order to avoid a major penalty and earn a power play for his team, or of a third player joining a fight without anyone else joining in (this normally results in an ejection). * Technically, there are no own goals in hockey. If a team puts the puck in its own net, the player of the opposing team who last touched the puck is credited with the goal. This is one of two ways a goalie can score a goal, the other one being just shooting the puck along the ice, either into an empty net or with the opposing goalie screwing up majorly. * Goalies scoring a goal is a very, very rare instance in hockey. In the modern NHL a total of only ten goaltenders are credited with scoring a goal, with only two goalies (Ron Hextall and Martin Brodeur) scoring twice. Of those twelve total goals six were scored by actually shooting the puck into the empty net and six by own goals. For those who need a more visual illustration of this information and more, you can go to CBC Sports' webpage for the shorts of the cartoon character,Peter Puck.
  • The Ice Rink was replaced by the Stadium from the Penguin Games which were modeled on the Olympics. The soccer ball acted like the usual puck.
  • "Ice Hockey" was a nickname given to an Undead which was experimented on by the Umbrella Corporation in 2007. He was one of the first Super Undead created as part of Dr. Alexander Isaacs' research into turning the Undead into a workforce.
  • Ice hockey is a predominately winter/fall team sport played in many countries across Vexillium. A total of 21 national ice hockey teams participated in the 302 VexGames: Whitlam, Lamb's Cove, Estontetso, Bowdani, Somery, Armatirion, Lendosan Confederation, Vingarmark, Sanx, Baben Bay, Davenport, Polaria, Morania, Seepaeyguey, Phenixia, Caboteniasa, Westria, Solanchatka, Listonian Free State and Altland.
  • A fast-paced physical sport, hockey is most popular in areas of North America (particularly in Canada and northern parts of the United States) and Europe that are sufficiently cold for natural reliable seasonal ice cover. With the advent of indoor artificial ice rinks hockey has become a year-round pastime in some areas. In North America, the National Hockey League (NHL) is the highest level for men, and the most popular. It is the official national winter sport of Canada, where the game enjoys immense popularity. The first organized game was played on March 3, 1875, in Montreal, Canada. While there are 72 total members of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), 162 of 177 medals at the IIHF World Championships have been taken by these seven nations: Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States. Of the 66 medals awarded in men's competition at the Olympic level from 1920 on, only six medals did not go to the one of those countries. All 12 Olympic and 36 IIHF World Women's Championships medals have gone to one of these seven countries, and every gold medal in both competitions has been won by either Canada or the United States.
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