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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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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 In fact, the Paralympics does not recognize women’s para ice hockey as an official sport, only allowing for a men’s division. Atreya Verma, azcentral, "Arizona Marine veteran Gabby Graves-Wake finds victory in adaptive sports after accident," 4 July 2018 After competing together in women's ice hockey at the Winter Olympics, a unified Korean judo team will make history in the team competition at this year's East Asian Championships, held in the capital of Ulaanbaatar. Henry Young, CNN, "Unified Korean team to fight at East Asian Judo Championships," 6 June 2018 Every child should know and obey the rules of the game and always use proper protective gear, like shin guards for soccer, a hard-shell helmet when batting, and a helmet and body padding for ice hockey. New York Times, "Reducing Injury Risk in Youth Sports," 14 May 2018 The measure will allow alcohol to be sold at the Football Championship Subdivision’s championship game; at all three divisions for wrestling, men’s lacrosse championships and at men's ice hockey and women's volleyball championships. Erick Smith, USA TODAY, "Alcohol sales at NCAA championships approved by Division I council," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of ice hockey

1868, in the meaning defined above

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30 Sep 2018

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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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