hock·ey | \ˈhä-kē \

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But despite his otherwise nondescript appearance, the hulking chalice made Alex Ovechkin unmistakable, one of Russia's most recognizable athletes carrying hockey's grandest trophy to his country's most iconic spot. Isabelle Khurshudyan,, "Alex Ovechkin brings the Stanley Cup to his homeland of Russia: 'It was incredible'," 9 July 2018 The defending Grundy County Speedway street stock champion played hockey in high school at St. Laurence as a center and winger. Tony Baranek, Daily Southtown, "Ice in his veins: From skates to racing shoes, John Senerchia travels the fast track to success at Grundy Speedway," 7 July 2018 Folin came to North America to play junior hockey in 2010. Sam Carchidi,, "Flyers sign Christian Folin, a righthanded defenseman," 5 July 2018 Greenwood officials and the owners of the Indy Fuel hockey team announced plans to build the $40 million complex on the 60-acre site near I-65 and County Line Road in June 2017. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Plans for $40M Greenwood Sportsplex won't move forward, mayor says," 3 July 2018 Chandler, who has dwarfism, also played field hockey this past fall., "2017-17 Para Athlete All-Scholastics," 29 June 2018 The family of the rapper whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy said Saturday that a memorial will be held next Wednesday at BB&T Center, a 20,000 seat arena that is home to hockey's Florida Panthers. Fox News, "XXXTentacion memorial set at Florida arena," 25 June 2018 Widing also played hockey as a kid, but a sense of self-reliance steered him toward golf. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, "U.S. Open qualifying: Only the scorecard matters," 6 June 2018 Ovechkin's Capitals return to the Cup Final for the first time since they were swept by Detroit in 1998, and the Golden Knights go for hockey's biggest prize in their first season. Helene Elliott,, "Golden Knights vs. Capitals: How Vegas and Washington match up in the Stanley Cup Final," 27 May 2018

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First Known Use of hockey

1527, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hockey

perhaps from Middle French hoquet shepherd's crook, diminutive of hoc hook, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English hōc hook

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hock·ey | \ˈhä-kē \

Kids Definition of hockey

: a game played on ice or in a field by two teams who try to drive a puck or ball through a goal by hitting it with a stick

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