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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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 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

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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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