center ice


: the middle section of an ice hockey rink

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Typically when the game is over, coaching staffs walk out to center ice, shake hands, and retreat to the locker room while the players have their own handshake line. Andrew Mahoney,, 16 Mar. 2023 After 3 minutes of Everett dominance in the Portland zone, Thompson gets the puck and flips a long clearing pass to center ice. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 5 Apr. 2023 First, Jakub Lauko took on Billy Sweezey, a Hanson native, at center ice, the altercation stirring the Bruins out of their doldrums early in the second period. Frank Dell'apa,, 30 Mar. 2023 Star freshman Logan Cooley, the No. 3 overall pick in the NHL draft last summer and one of two Hobey Baker Award finalists playing at Mariucci on Saturday night, hauled in a loose puck at center ice and drove into the offensive zone on the right side, blowing by a pair of Michigan defensemen. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 19 Mar. 2023 Jones got the puck at center ice and beat Michael Hutchinson on his stick side for his seventh goal of the season. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2023 Oh, and that guy with a head of steam, all alone with the puck on his stick once across the center ice red line? Kevin Paul Dupont,, 11 Mar. 2023 The off day forum Scoring summary 3:56 POR (sh) Marcus Nguyen (Gabe Klassen) 1-0 Killing a penalty in his own zone, Klassen wins the puck from Taj Iginla and sweeps a backhand pass to center ice for a Nguyen breakaway. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 26 Feb. 2023 North Eastern’s team clumped together for a celebratory picture postgame at center ice. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 24 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Center ice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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