center ice


: the middle section of an ice hockey rink

Examples of center ice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Matthew Tkachuk fumbled the puck at center ice resulting in Kreider at top-end speed 1-on-1 with Sergei Bobrovsky, who committed early. Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 31 May 2024 Marchand did not play in the third period of Game 3 on Friday after an early-game collision at center ice with Florida’s Sam Bennett. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 12 May 2024 That’s when Jonathan Toews took the puck at center ice against the Colorado Avalanche in the first few minutes of his fifth NHL game. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 6 May 2024 The main tussle was between Rangers forward Matt Rempe and Devils defenseman Kurtis MacDermid, who continued to fight at center ice after the other players had separated. Jacob Lev, CNN, 4 Apr. 2024 An aggressive Wild forecheck after the period’s opening faceoff at center ice created a turnover in the Sharks’ zone. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 29 Mar. 2024 Off the resumption of play at center ice, forwards mixed it up as the Ducks’ Ross Johnston tussled with Columbus’ Mathieu Olivier. Josh Gross, Orange County Register, 25 Feb. 2024 With time running down in the third period, Jenner took a pass at center ice from Johnny Gaudreau and broke in on net, shielding Sharks defenseman Jan Ruuta and beating goaltender Kappo Kahkonen for the winning goal. Eric He, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2024 Players from both sides met at center ice during pre-game warm-ups prior to the game, with the Panthers contingent unhappy after Arizona forward Jason Zucker left Florida forward Nick Cousins with a concussion after hitting him from behind in the last meeting between these two teams on Jan. 2. Colby Guy, The Arizona Republic, 25 Jan. 2024

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“Center ice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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