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

Examples of ice hockey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The University of Alabama in Huntsville has again dropped its men’s ice hockey program, jeopardizing a unique sport to Alabama and long a source of pride for the school. Paul Gattis |, al, 5 May 2021 The April 29 fundraiser benefited the Northbrook Hockey League and Bluehawks ice hockey feeder program. Karie Angell Luc,, 3 May 2021 Achievements in air conditioning and refrigeration may be taken for granted, but the Washington Capitals’ playoff game seemed at least to ask how often ice hockey is played here when the outdoor temperature is 94. Washington Post, 24 May 2021 Ordinarily, transfers would have had to sit out the 2021-22 season because of N.C.A.A. rules that apply to football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball and men’s ice hockey. New York Times, 14 Apr. 2021 Always eager to market their brand, IOC members saw a chance to boost winter sports in a region where skiing and ice hockey were starting to gain traction among the burgeoning middle class. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2021 One of the issues is the process that did not include input from the ice hockey committee or the Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches Association., 29 Apr. 2021 Back in the third grade, Sachs was playing recreation soccer when her team was invited to try out for a girls ice hockey team. Glenn Graham,, 15 Apr. 2021 In early November, Camrud and his University of Alaska Anchorage hockey team were told the school was eliminating the program, one of 85 Division I teams but the only men’s ice hockey team nationally to be cut over the past year. USA Today, 11 Apr. 2021

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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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10 Jun 2021

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“Ice hockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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