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Superglossary - Ice Hockey
Category: Sport and Leisure > Ice Hockey
Date & country: 11/12/2013, US
Words: 419


Hip Check
A check on which the defensive player bumps the opponent with the hip. As a verb, to execute such a

Hip Checking
Using your hips to block or hit an opponent and knock them off stride.

Holding
A minor penalty which occurs when a player grabs and holds onto an opponent (or his stick) with his

Holding The Puck
An infraction, incurring a minor penalty, that occurs when a player other than a goalie deliberately

Home Team
The team in whose arena the game is being played; the team wearing the lighter uniforms.

Hook Check
a sweep of the stick low to the ice to take the puck from an opponent

Hook Check
A check on which the stick is laid on the ice in front of the puck to trap it, often from beside or

Hooking
A minor penalty which occurs when a player attempts to impede the progress of another player by hook

Howitzer
A very fast slap shot.

Ice Time
The amount of time that the player is on the ice during a game when the clock is running.

Icing
When a player from one team shoots the puck from across the red line to and across the opposition

Icing The Puck
When a player from one team shoots the puck from across the red line to and across the opposition

In The Net
Said of the goalie, as in, 'dominik hasek is in the net tonight.'

Interference
Checking or otherwise impeding the motion of an opponent who is not in possession of or contention f

Intermission
A fifteen-minute recess between each of the three periods of a hockey game.

Jill
A jock (or for females, a jill) are simple devices used to protect the genitalia of an ice hockey pl

Jock
A jock (or for females, a jill) are simple devices used to protect the genitalia of an ice hockey pl

Kick Save
A save on which the goalie uses his skate or extended leg to stop or deflect the puck.

Kill A Penalty
To prevent the opposition from scoring a goal on the power play.

Kneeing
A minor penalty which occurs when a player uses a knee to hit his opponent in the leg, thigh or lowe

Laser
A hard, accurate shot.

Laying On The Lumber
This is when a player swings his stick at an opponent, whether contact is made or not. Non-aggressiv

Lead Pass
A pass sent ahead of a moving teammate designed to meet the player at the location he is headed.

Left Defenseman
This is a player who plays along the left side of the rink on defense.

Left Wing
The forward who lines up and operates primarily on the left side of the ice, usually a left-handed s

Left Wing Lock
The left wing lock is a defensive ice hockey strategy similar to the neutral zone trap. In the most

Lie
Angle made by the shaft of the stick and the blade.

Light The Lamp
Scoring a goal.

Line
A group of forwards who usually play together for a team because their skills complement one another

Line Brawl
A series of fights involving most, or all, players on the ice at the same time.

Line Change
The substitition of one entire line for another, usually done every couple of minutes or even more o

Linesmen
The two officials on the ice, one toward each end of the rink, responsible for infractions of the ru

Loose Puck
The puck when it is not being controlled by either team.

Lumber
Hockey stick.

Major Penalties
For the first major penalty in any one game, the offender, except the goalkeeper, will be ordered of

Man Advantage
When one team is penalized, and one of its players sent to the penalty box, the second team maintain

Man On
A warning from teammates to a player that an opposing player (that he may be unaware of) is near him

Match
A hockey game.

Match Penalties
A match penalty involves the suspension of a player for the balance of the game and the player will

Match-Up
A pairing of players on opposing teams who will cover each other during the hockey game.

Meat Wagon
If a players only skill is fighting/hitting, they are a meat wagon.

Minor Penalties
Any player, other than a goalkeeper, will be ruled off the ice for two minutes during which time no

Minutes Played
The units of measure for a player's ice time; used to compute a goaltender's goals against average a

Misconduct Penalty
A 10-minute penalty assessed for such infractions as abusive language toward an official or prolonge

Mucker
Similar to a grinder, but one who adds a more physical temperament to his game. This player tends to

National Hockey League (NHL)
A professional league started on november 22, 1917; currently contains 30 teams in the u.s. and cana

Natural Hat-Trick
A natural hat-trick is when one player scores three goals in a row without any player from either te

Net
The goal; netting attached to the goalposts and frame of the goal to trap the puck when a goal is sc

Netminder
The goaltender.

Neutral Zone
The area on the ice between the blue lines.

Neutral Zone Trap
The neutral zone trap is a defensive ice hockey strategy used by a team to prevent an opposing team

Norris Division
With the smythe division made up the campbell conference until the 1992-93 season; renamed the centr

Obscene Gestures
Players will not use obscene gestures on the ice, (sure they won

Odd Man Rush
When a team enters the attacking zone and outnumbers the opposing players in the zone.

Off Wing
A wing who is on the side opposite that on which he usually plays, or shoots from the 'wrong side' f

Off-Ice Officials
These are the officials who help manage the game but are off the ice. These officials don

Offensive Zone
That part of the rink where the other teams goal is located.

Official Scorer
An official who keeps a record of the game, including goals scored and the time of each score, playe

Officials
There are as many as eight officials working a hockey game

Offside
A violation which occurs when both skates of an attacking player cross the opponent

Offside Pass
A type of offside violation occuring when a player passes the puck from his defending zone to a team

Offsides
When a player enters the attacking zone before the puck, and that player touches the puck.

On The Fly
This means that players are entering the game and leaving the game while the game is being played.

On The Road
When an nhl team plays games away from its home arena.

One Man Back
Descriptive of the situation in which a team has only one defenseman between the goaltender and the

One Timer
The act of shooting the puck directly off a pass. The offensive player takes his backswing while the

One-Man Advantage
When one team is penalized, and one of its players sent to the penalty box, the second team maintain

Open Ice
An area of the rink that is free of opponents.

Open Net
This happens late in a game, when a team is down by a goal and they take their goalie out of the gam

Overtime
An extra period of play to break a tie. In most amateur hockey, there is one 10-minute sudden-death

Overtime Loss
The result for a team that loses a game in overtime that was tied after regulation; this category wa

Pad Save
A save on which the goalie uses a leg pad to stop or deflect the puck.

Paddle
The wide portion above the blade of a goalie's stick.

Pass Out
When an attacking player, who is behind his opponent

Passing
When one player uses his stick to send the puck to a teammate.

Passout
A pass by an attacking player from behind his opponent

Patrick Division
With the adams division made up the wales conference until the 1992-93 season; renamed the atlantic

Penalties
There are four kinds of penalties. Minor penalties, major penalties, misconduct penalty and match pe

Penalty Box
The penalty box (sometimes called the sin bin or bin) is the area where a player sits to serve the t

Penalty Box Assistant
This is an off-ice official who is in charge of allowing players back on the ice after they have fin

Penalty Killer
A player expert at backchecking and keeping or gaining control of a loose puck under difficult circu

Penalty Minutes
A statistic that shows the amount of penalty time accumulated by a player or team.

Penalty Shootout
A method of deciding a winner, in amateur hockey, if the score is still tied after one overtime peri

Penalty Shot
A shot on goal, with only the goaltender defending, awarded for certain infractions. The player taki

Penalty Timekeeper
An official who sits between the two penalty boxes and is responsible for recording and timing every

Period
One of the three 20-minute playing segments of play in a regulation hockey game, or an overtime play

Pipe
A goal post.

Playing The Man
A player will check the offensive player who has the puck but will leave the puck to be recovered by

Playing The Puck
When a goaltender leaves the goal to handle the puck, this would include passing the puck or to clea

Playmaker
A fast player who usually scores more assists than goals. A playmaker has the speed and balance to m

Playoff Beard
A playoff beard is the superstitious practice of a national hockey league (nhl) player not shaving h

Points
The left and right positions taken by the defensemen of the attacking team, just inside the blue lin

Poke Check
A stick check on which the player jabs his stick blade at the puck or an opponent's stick to dislodg

Poke Checking
Using the stick to poke the puck away from an opponent.

Policeman
An enforcer.

Post
Short for goal post.

Power Forward
A power forward is a large, muscular offensive player (6'0 - 6'5, 210-240 pounds), with the mobility

Power Play
An attack by a team at full strength against a team playing one man (or two men) shorthanded because

Power Play Goal
A goal scored by a team on the power play. Compare short-handed goal.

Profane Language
Players will not use obscene gestures on the ice, (sure they won