Hockey 101

The sport of hockey is a very simple game played on a flat ice surface.  The goal of the game is to shoot a rubber puck into a 4×6 net.  Each team has 6 players on the ice at a time including a goalie.  Each player wears skates, shin guards, elbow pads, gloves, shoulder pads, a girdle, and helmets.  The National Hockey League (NHL) is the North American professional hockey league consisting of 30 teams divided into 6 divisions between 2 conferences.  Hockey has always been Canada’s sport of choice, and has become more popular in America in the past few years.  Many consider Hockey one of the toughest sports to play and there are no arguments that it is the fastest sport in the world.

I personally follow the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues.  I was born in Wheaton, Illinois and currently attend SIUE near St. Louis so naturally I have to root for my hometown team!

English: An animated diagram showing a 2-on-1 ...

English: An animated diagram showing a 2-on-1 scoring play in an ice hockey game. The blue team executes a one-timer by passing the puck to an open player and immediately taking a shot, which manages to beat both the defenseman and goalie to score a goal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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