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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Like a growing number of girls her age, Sara has chosen ice hockey as her sport. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "For Many Girls, Figure Skating Loses Its Edge to Hockey," 5 Mar. 2019 Noora Räty A Finnish ice hockey player and four-time Olympian who now plays for Kunlun Red Star in the Canadian Women's Hockey League and is based in Shenzen, China. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "How to Win at Winter, Scandinavian Style," 30 Nov. 2018 North Korean athletes will compete in women’s ice hockey, figure skating, short distance track, cross-country and alpine skiing, South Korea’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Do Jong Whan, added in a briefing. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, "North Korea to send inspection team to PyeongChang ahead of games," 21 Jan. 2018 The athletes will compete in women’s ice hockey, figure skating, short-track speedskating, cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing. Choe Sang-hun, New York Times, "North Korea Agrees, Again, to Pre-Olympic Visit to South Korea," 20 Jan. 2018 Switzerland stunned title favorite Canada 3-2 to reach only its third final of the world ice hockey championship on Saturday. Karel Janicek,, "Sweden crushes U.S. 6-0 to reach final of hockey worlds; Swiss stun Canada," 19 May 2018 MISCELLANY Canada back on track at world hockey Canada bounced back from a loss to the United States in the opening game at the world ice hockey championship in Denmark by demolishing South Korea, 10-0., "Dodgers put Clayton Kershaw on DL with biceps tendinitis," 6 May 2018 Chris Chelios was on the U.S. bench Saturday in the Olympic ice hockey game against Russia. Mark Zeigler,, "Hockey great Chris Chelios is back in his comfort zone: the Olympics," 19 Feb. 2018 Just before Christmas, at a nighttime ice hockey game on a rink in Red Square, Vladimir Putin scored again and again. Henry Meyer,, "Putin Is Grooming a New Generation to Preserve His Legacy," 1 Feb. 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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