hock·​ey | \ˈhä-kē \

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On November 24, the couple cozied up to each other at a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game in Canada wearing matching jerseys. Isabella Gomez, Teen Vogue, "Justin and Hailey Bieber Wore Matching Jerseys at a Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Game," 25 Nov. 2018 She wasn’t allowed in the press box at the hockey games. Maira Kalman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Talks Her New Book and Praises Daring Women," 24 Oct. 2018 Even persistent boys’ night invitations from Barnes’ cartoonishly macho friend fail to rouse anything more than Barnes’ annoyance, resignation and an early end to post-hockey-game revelry. Zoe Sayler, The Seattle Times, "An ordinary man is trapped in a musical in Village Theatre’s hilarious ‘The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes’," 17 Sep. 2018 Emery played in a charity hockey game Saturday night organized by Zac Rinaldo of the Nashville Predators. Fox News, "Police: Drowning of NHL goalie Ray Emery not suspicious," 16 July 2018 The exes were spotted riding bikes, kissing at his hockey games and even attended his dad Jeremy’s wedding in Jamaica together. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Selena Gomez Is Business as Usual Amid Ex Justin Bieber's Engagement: See Her New Puma Ads," 12 July 2018 The Kings, who share Staples Center with the Lakers, Clippers and the WNBA‘s Sparks, are happy to welcome the Lakers’ newest acquisition to Los Angeles and plan to invite him to a hockey game. Broderick Turner,, "Will LeBron James shift NBA's balance of power? Time will tell," 2 July 2018 In May, Taunton’s police officers and firefighters played a charity hockey game, with some of the proceeds going to support the family. John Hilliard,, "Taunton police mourn death of officer’s 15-month-old son," 28 June 2018 In fact, cheering kids on at soccer matches, gymnastics meets, karate tournaments and hockey games is just a bonus for a job that already gives you the right to dispense wisdom, dad jokes and cash. John D'anna, azcentral, "On Father's Day, dads don't need (or want) you to go through the motions," 15 June 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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The first known use of hockey was in 1527

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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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