ice hockey


Definition of ice hockey

: a game played on an ice rink by two teams of six players on skates whose object is to drive a puck into the opponents' goal with a hockey stick

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Recent Examples on the Web Moderate risk sports such as 7-on-7 football, basketball, soccer, contactless ice hockey, field hockey and swimming relays can begin practices and competitions. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Back to play? The WIAA has announced guidelines for high school sports to resume summertime activities," 18 June 2020 More protective equipment like large gloves are worn in ice hockey, but there is not sufficient face covering. oregonlive, "Sports are starting to return, but how much coronavirus risk is involved in playing? A sport-by-sport look," 10 June 2020 Ultimately, that demand led volunteers and city officials to set up a weekly food bank at the ice hockey stadium near the river. Laetitia Vancon,, "A mile-long line for free food in Geneva, one of world’s richest cities," 30 May 2020 Greater Cincinnati had no ice hockey teams left in play, the fourth winter tournament canceled. Scott Springer,, "Coronavirus in Ohio: Moeller, MND and wrestlers react to halted season: 'We held out hope'," 26 Mar. 2020 The two broke their talks to play ice hockey and were due to meet again Saturday. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, "Russia once proposed a union with ally Belarus. Now the U.S. is getting between them.," 7 Feb. 2020 The ice hockey team was 22-11-3 and ranked 13th in just its fourth season of competition. Michelle Gardner, azcentral, "Coaches from ASU's winter sports to receive bonuses for canceled postseasons," 19 Mar. 2020 In Canada, the Cost of Youth Hockey Benches the Next Generation The price of ice hockey is forcing many parents to choose different sports for their boys. New York Times, "Teenagers in The Times," 5 Mar. 2020 Synthetic rinks, though, have been part of the infrastructure of ice hockey for at least 40 years, said a spokesman for USA Hockey, the governing body for the sport. Alyson Krueger,, "On roofs or in basements, a new way to ice skate," 1 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of ice hockey

1868, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2020

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“Ice hockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ice hockey

: a game played on an ice rink in which two teams of six players on skates use curved sticks to try to shoot a puck into the opponent's goal

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Kids Definition of ice hockey

: hockey played on ice

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