Hockey Terms Part 4
These hockey terms and
jargon are part of sports gamerisms, Define Your Game!
Part 4 completes hockey gamerisms provided for hockey players and fans
who love slap shots.
Hockey Terms: R
Hockey Terms: S
- Rag the Puck:
jargon for playing around with the puck to
keep it away from the opposition or run out the game clock.
a shot on goal that bounces
off the goalie or the crossbar in front of the net.
- Red Light:
He or She scores! as the goal judge turns on the
- Red Line:
marked line mid-ice between the goal lines. See
the big cheese of game officials who calls the
majority of penalties.
Circle: refers to face off circle.
Blades: specialized equipment with rounded toe and
heel to make for a quicker turn.
- Right Wing:
this forward works the right area of the ice
and is likely a right-handed shooter.
there is a lot of room to play—200 X 85 feet.
meet your team players.
if a player doesn't get into a fight, his/her
penalty worthy is usually minor.
that puck is moving real fast into the attacking zone
by 1 or more players.
Hockey Terms: T
- Saucer Pass:
a pass that gets up in the air, prior to
reaching its destination.
goalie has stopped a potential score.
dust-up amongst players who all want that puck.
player stationed between the goal and a teammate
who is in control of the puck.
- Screen Shot:
taking a shot at the opposing goalie that has
diminished vision and readiness due to blocking player(s).
player who is covering an opponent—where you go, I
the straight part of the stick
held in the hands adjoined to the blade.
Angle: refers to the player's position at the time
of the shot.
occurs during a power play when one team has
an extra player on the ice.
Goal: the extra player paid off resulting in a
- Short Side:
the goalie is closing the gap on the side of
the goal cage creating a smaller area to make a shot.
on Goal: the act of propelling the
puck toward the
is deemed a shot on goal if it would go into the net without being
stopped by the goaltender.
- Shoulder Deke:
faked ya with that move using the shoulder.
Player: a player that is a defensive specialist.
match where one team scores nada, zilch, nothing.
boards along the side of the rink between the
Bin: hockey terms for the penalty box.
- Slap Shot:
a whizzer where the player raises the stick full
back and uses full strength on the shot.
- Slashing: penalty worthy
up to a major if injury occurs and even
when the target
is missed. Term refers to swinging the stick at a challenger when it is
below the shoulders.
player who sneaks into the center or neutral zone
behind the defensemen. Also known as a floater or a hanger.
- Slot: ideal
area to score a goal as it is in front of the
goal and a favored position of a center.
- Slow Whistle:
not yet--official decides to wait on the
whistle blow because of a delayed offside or penalty call.
- Smother the
Puck: ok for the goalie, but penalty worthy for
a player who hogs the puck with his body or hands.
- Snap Pass:
shot movement using a snap of the wrists.
that jab at another's players body with a stick blade is penalty worthy
from a minor to a game penalty if injury
player rush without assistance.
- Split the
Defense: skillful move between two defenders.
at Home Defenseman: a defenseman who
offense and is on the ice specifically as a defenseman.
required equipment and partner to the puck in this game. A hockey stick
is no more than 63 inches long total and blade is between 2-3 inches
while a goalie stick blade is usually 3-4 inches wide and can be as
long as 15.5 inches.
- Stick Check:
the act of hitting an opponent's stick with
- Stick Deke:
faking a shot, but actually getting past the
doing 2 things at once skillfully—moving
down the ice with the puck.
- Stick Save:
goalie has stopped a potential score with
- Stick Side:
goalie's stick-holding side that is the
opposite of glove side.
hockey terms that mean the same as saves.
incoming-outgoing exchange of teammates while
Overtime: game over when one team scores.
- Sweep Check:
act of getting the puck from a challenger by
placing the shaft and blade flat on the ice.
Hockey Terms: U - Z
- Take the Body:
jargon for body checking an opponent.
- Third Man In:
player who jumps in between two
other players with the consequences of a game misconduct penalty.
scenario where 3 attackers rush one
this time, it is 3 attackers rushing two
- Time Out:
each team gets 30 seconds and 1 time out/game to
- Too Many
Players on the Ice: count those players because 1
or 2 should not be there, followed shortly by the official's whistle.
right behind you waiting for that drop or backward
strategy to curtail the opposing defense by trapping,
then re-taking the puck.
jargon for strategy of using a triangle formation
when the team is without 2 players serving penalties.
penalty worthy because the stick was used to trip
- Two-line Pass:
shot moving across at least 2 lines without
play, resulting in a face off.
Advantage: ultimate opportunity for a team that has
2 more players than the other team.
hockey terms for 2 attackers versus 1
term for 2 attackers versus 2 defenders.
Hockey Terms, you can return to sport games glossary
Pass: this is a tough pass to receive when the
puck is behind or at one side.
- Up Ice:
moving on up to the attacking zone.
- Waffle Pad:
required goalie equipment worn on the stick
refers to either the goal not being allowed or an
offside/icing foul is not called.
- Wing, Winger
or Wingman: players on either side of the
center that form the forward line.
- Wrist Shot: a
shot with a short windup
relying on arm strength to propel it.
one of those truly memorable hockey terms=an
three zones on an ice rink, the offensive, defensive
and neutral zones separated by the blue lines.
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