hock·​ey | \ ˈhä-kē \

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Last year showed that 16-month-old Princess Charlotte received a clutch of items in Canada, including a miniature hockey stick and a guitar. Marcia Moody, Town & Country, "Here's What It Really Takes to Plan a Royal Tour," 15 Oct. 2018 Teens can play on a skate park built with both beginners and pros in mind, and the southernmost section of the park offers basketball, volleyball, soccer, and hockey courts—all equipped with night lighting. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Stunning $465M park set to transform Tulsa’s riverfront," 30 Aug. 2018 Of course, other hockey fans at the game quickly noticed the lovebirds and their fashion statement, taking pictures and even landing the pair on the kiss cam. Isabella Gomez, Teen Vogue, "Justin and Hailey Bieber Wore Matching Jerseys at a Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Game," 25 Nov. 2018 After Smith-Pelly's playoff performance - which included seven goals, matching his regular-season total - his impact on black hockey fans became a talking point. Kendra Andrews,, "Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly, a black champion in a mostly white league, embraces being a role model," 29 June 2018 Yakushev became known to North American hockey fans during the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union, with 11 points in eight games. New York Times, "Brodeur, O’Ree and Bettman Are Chosen for Hockey Hall of Fame," 26 June 2018 Nashville Predators fans have become some of the most voracious and informed hockey fans in the U.S. Staff,, "Nine Innings: Jason Heyward's Turning Point, Expansion Possibilities and Bryce Harper's Struggles," 18 June 2018 Leticia Stegall Servers that night squeezed between roaring hockey fans to deliver beers and plates of tacos. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Deported by ICE, Blue Line manager still runs hockey bar, prays with family every day," 10 June 2018 Gina was a figure skater, Dave played hockey and ran track and cross country, and their brother Matt played football. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "He coached hockey and she was a graphic artist. Now the Mazany siblings of Anchorage are MMA fighters.," 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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