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 Unlike years ago, there are now professional leagues for women’s ice hockey, fast-pitch softball and even women’s tackle football. Fred Bowen, Washington Post, 28 July 2022 Roux played baseball, ice hockey and tennis, swam and competed in esports, his family said. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 3 July 2022 Obstacles like this felt particularly profound in ice hockey, whose athlete pool was thrown into chaos in December when the N.H.L. announced its players would not be playing in Beijing. New York Times, 31 Jan. 2022 Winter Olympic Games’ ice hockey tournament next February. Yvonne Lau, Fortune, 7 Dec. 2021 Koelzer, the head coach of Arcadia University's women's ice hockey team since 2019, joins Cheverie, an assistant coach with Hockey Canada, in the second year of the Arizona Coyotes diverse coaching internship program. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 16 July 2022 Hartford currently offers 17 sports and hopes to add tennis, field hockey and ice hockey in the future. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 21 June 2022 The ceremony opened with fireworks, a lights show and ended with ice hockey players breaking a block of ice to reveal the Olympic rings. USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2022 Figure skating and ice hockey used to be contested outdoors at the Olympics, so maybe it’s not entirely far-fetched to envision other sports moving inside. Howard Fendrich And Pat Graham, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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9 Aug 2022

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“Ice hockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of ice hockey

: hockey played on ice

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