hock·​ey | \ ˈhä-kē How to pronounce hockey (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web In recent years, a group of young, skilled NHL stars has been changing the face of hockey. Carol Schram, Forbes, 21 June 2021 Daccord was hired in September, the first person Armstrong brought on to his hockey operations staff. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 29 May 2021 Before the Super 8 hockey tournament began in 1991, Catholic schools won every Division 1 state championship from 1979-90, as well as Division 2 from 1986-90., 29 Apr. 2021 He was named the most valuable player in the 2010 Winter Olympics men’s hockey tournament in Vancouver, where the U.S. team won the silver medal. Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2021 While some teams had cut back amid the pandemic — at least 17 of the 31 N.H.L. teams had reduced pay in their hockey operations by September 2020 — the Panthers saw a chance to add, Caldwell said. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2021 The rankings were compiled based on ESPN’s survey of 10 active NHL players (seven skaters, three goaltenders) and 10 individuals in team hockey operations (coaches, general managers, player personnel executives). Dallas News, 5 Apr. 2021 Whereas, conversely, sports like hockey, football, and baseball are played/watched as voluminously in as many places around the globe by comparison. Patrick Rishe, Forbes, 5 July 2021 Professional baseball, hockey, basketball and many Olympic sports have systems in place that allow athletes to become professional while foregoing the opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics. John I. Jenkins, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021

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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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20 Jul 2021

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“Hockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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hock·​ey | \ ˈhä-kē How to pronounce hockey (audio) \

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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