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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Still, as a draw for out-of-state students presently paying their own tuition and as a sport conducive to gender equity considerations, ice hockey would seem to occupy a niche worth nurturing at U of L. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Ice hockey on campus? University of Louisville has 'preliminary' chat," 10 July 2018 What: Pick-Up Hockey 2000 is a year-round service for adult ice hockey pickup and tournament games. Sabrina Gese,, "North County community sports," 5 Feb. 2018 Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto Step 10: Be an all-star ice hockey player. Nicole Hong, WSJ, "Knowing the 13 Secret Steps into Harvard Doesn’t Make Admission Any Easier," 28 Oct. 2018 Fisher was a professional ice hockey player, and retired permanently this year. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Who Is Mike Fisher? Everything You Need to Know About Carrie Underwood's Husband," 6 June 2018 Reports of alleged misconduct have come from male athletes affiliated with 14 sports: baseball, cheerleading, cross country, fencing, football, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling. Washington Post, "APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry," 21 June 2018 Men's basketball, men's cross country, field hockey, women's gymnastics, ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's soccer, men's and women's swimming and diving and women's volleyball each earned one-year perfect scores. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "University of Michigan nets 19 perfect Academic Progress Rate scores," 23 May 2018 Ronald Martinez—Getty Images Six sports are played in the Paralympic Games: para alpine skiing, para biathlon, para cross-country skiing, para ice hockey, para snowboard and wheelchair curling. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Everything You Need to Know About the PyeongChang Paralympics," 16 Feb. 2018 Winter games eventually were added to include such offerings as ice hockey and figure skating as well as gymnastics. Glae Thien,, "San Diego's Cal State Games turning 30," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of ice hockey

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ice hockey was in 1868

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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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