Hockey Players Terms Part 2
These hockey players terms
and jargon are part of sports gamerisms, Define Your
Hockey, part 2 continues for hockey players and fans who dream of being
Hockey Players Terms: D
Hockey Players Terms: E
an expert stick handler that moves through the
defense with ease.
- Dead Puck:
jargon for a puck that has left the rink or
caught by a player.
or Defensive Line: usually 2 on the ice for each team,
to their goalie and whose main duty is to prevent the
Zone: the zone marked by the
blue line on either end of the ice.
puck movement where it changes direction upon
hitting a player or object.
- Deke or Decoy:
player movement designed to trick a
challenger, a fake motion using the puck or body. Gotcha!
Offside: game official who delays blowing the whistle
defender has obtained control of the puck near the blue line. Should
the player lose that possession, the offside is called.
Penalty: game official who delays blowing the whistle
penalized team has 2 players in the box, therefore, the delay will be
called when 1 of those players is back on the ice. Also occurs when a
non-penalized player has possession of the puck in a possible scoring
position, thus is called when the penalized team regains possession.
of Game: several events can occur that will incur a
are deliberately freezing the puck, moving the goal posts out of
position, subbing delays or shooting the puck out of the playing area.
a player who fakes or embellishes contact or a player's actions in
order to get a penalty called on their opponent.
- Double Minor:
refers to a 4-minute penalty when an injury
occurs or two violations occur for the same play action.
- Drop Pass:
hockey players terms for a pass left directly
behind for a teammate to advance play.
- Drop the
Gloves: fighting between players in
course of a game.
Hockey Players Terms: F
hitting an opponent using the elbow—penalty worth.
- Empty Net: term
for a goalie-less net, usually a strategic
play to sub another player for the goalie.
- Empty Net
Goal: possible result of an empty net.
send out the enforcer when an opposing player is
practicing over-the-top roughness.
- Extra Attacker:
the act of putting an
extra player on the ice, achieved by pulling the goalie.
- Extra Skater: is
employed to either replace the goalie or
offer support during a delayed penalty.
Hockey Players Terms: G
- Face Mask:
protective equipment used by the goalie.
Mandatory for this contact sport.
how play begins, two players in the center of the ice meet and the puck
is dropped. The players then proceed to try to knock the puck
Circles: 30 ft. in diameter, located at center
rink and two at each end of the rink for a total of five.
- Face Wash:
jargon for when a player is rubbed across the
face with the opponent's glove.
- Falling on
the Puck: player, other than the goalie who
intentionally falls, traps or handles the puck—penalty worthy.
a shot where the player misses the puck with his stick
and hits nothing but air.
- Feed: refers
to feeding a teammate with a pass.
a confrontation during the
game in which fists are used=a fight.
- Five Hole:
jargon for the opening between a goalie's leg
- Five on
Three: a situation where one
team has two players with penalties who are currently in the penalty
- Five on Five:
hockey players terms for both teams at full
- Flat Pass:
term for a sliding pass.
- Flip Pass:
movement of a wrist snap by a player that lifts
the puck off the ice.
- Flip Shot:
same as above, however, the goal is the target.
term for checking challengers in their defensive
zone in order to gain possession of the puck.
shot/pass attempted from the stick hand part of
player who is part of the forward line that also
includes right and left wing players.
- Freeze the
Puck: stoppage of play by holding the puck
against the boards or the back of the net with player's skate or stick.
- Full Strength:
highest level of play with 6 six players on
Players Terms is followed by terms H - P
Other Sports Clicks
consists of 3-20 minute periods.
Misconduct: penalty that generally results in a rejection
balance of game time, however offending team does not play short-handed.
Timekeeper: game official who monitors and calls any
portion of the game that involves measuring time.
another term for penalty box.
Goal: a goal scored 1) when
player is caught
out of position or 2) a goal scored that doesn’t matter,
typically against the opponents lesser players when the game is out of
- Get the Jump:
jargon for rapid skate movement ahead of the
challengers. A speed skater in action!
passing in this sequence, player 1 passes to player 2; at which time
player 1 moves forward to receive rapid return pass.
protective material located on top of the boards for
the benefit of both fans and players.
- Glove Hand:
hockey players terms for equipment used by
- Glove Save:
refers to a save using this equipment.
the act of putting the puck entirely in the net. Team
that scores the most goals wins.
- Goal Cage:
measuring 6 X 4 ft to include a net, crossbar
and 2 goal posts stationed on the goal line.
- Goal Crease:
located in front of the net and the
regulations prohibit other players from interfering with the goal
Judge: game official who monitors and calls a valid goal
entire puck has crossed and landed between the goal posts. Goal is
signaled by a red light.
- Goal Line:
term for red line marking between the goal posts.
- Goals Against:
refers to number of goals that got past the
goalie and/or team.
duties are to stop the puck and be sufficiently protected to avoid
injury. While penalties are assessed, that are designed to shield the
goalie, should he/she receive a penalty, another team player will serve
hockey players terms for a rough and tough player.
Howe Hat Trick: scoring a goal, getting an assist
getting into a fight, normally all in the same period or during the
course of a single game qualifies.Tip of the hat to this player!
- Green Light:
signal that a playing period is over.
Misconduct: most definitely penalty worthy to the tune of
the balance of the game plus an automatic fine for players and/or other
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