What are some hockey phrases? 

Here are 35 hockey slang words you might hear at a NCAA rink near you, defined:
  • Apple: an assist.
  • Barnburner: a high-scoring game.
  • Bender: a player whose ankles bend while they’re skating.
  • Bottle rocket: when a goal breaks the goalie’s water bottle that sits on top of the net.
  • Biscuit: the puck.

How can hockey be a metaphor? Hockey as metaphor: Sport, like art, is life by other means. Like art, sport inscribes the struggles of ordinary existence in a separate space of freedom and choice. In its purest expressions, sport is an affirmation of life, a howl of joy at the glory of our bodies and our souls, a yes to struggle.

Why is it called a hockey puck? It gets its name from the puck that is used: instead of the hard vulcanized rubber puck used in regular ice hockey, a softer sponge puck is used. At on point some locals referred to it as “Tweeter” based on the sound the original pucks made.

How would you describe a hockey game? Ice hockey is a game between two teams who wear skates and compete on an ice rink. Each team usually has six players. The object is to propel the puck past a goal line and into a net guarded by a goaltender. Ice hockey is popular for its speed and frequent physical contact.

What are some hockey phrases? – Additional Questions

What are 4 goals in hockey called?

Scoring four goals in a hockey game is much less common than a hat trick. If a player scores four goals in a single game, it is sometimes referred to as a “Texas hat trick.” This term is less commonly used than a hat trick, and its origins are uncertain.

What do you call hockey players?

goalie, goalkeeper, goaltender, netkeeper, netminder.

Why are hockey games fun?

The Players Have the Ability to Control the Game

They can speed it up, slow it down, or shake things up with big hits or fights. In this sport, the athletes truly have control of the game, which makes it much more entertaining to watch.

Are hockey games fun to attend?

While it’s tough to see that little puck on the TV screen, going to a live NHL game at an arena filled with superfans is a surprisingly great experience. (I say “surprisingly” because these games are a good time even if you’re not into hockey.) The atmosphere is loud, fun, and exciting. Really, you can’t not cheer.

What do you yell at a hockey game?

Things you yell at your hockey player that only confuse them
  • “Get rid of the puck!” Often when the puck is trapped deep in your own zone your first instinct is to just get rid of it whatever way possible.
  • “Stand on the blue line.”
  • “Stop playing with the puck!”
  • “Don’t just stand there!”
  • “Use the wall.”

What are verbs for hockey?

‘Slew-foot’, ‘Deke’, and 10 More Words from Hockey
  • Hockey. If you’re not used to watching it, hockey can be a confusing game: it’s fast-paced, changes direction quickly, and play suddenly seems to stop for no apparent reason.
  • Puck. You can’t have hockey without the puck.
  • Rink.
  • Slap shot.
  • Icing.
  • Slew-foot.
  • Deke.
  • Dangle.

What is a muffin in hockey?

Muffin‐ a weak shot.

What is a Tilly in hockey?

Tilly: Oh look, it’s another word for a fight!

What is a goal called in hockey?

Attacking Zone The zone where the opponent’s goal is located
Freezing the puck To pin the puck against the boards with either your skate, stick or body to cause a stoppage in play resulting in a face off.
Goal cage Another name for the net or goal
Goalkeeper The player who guards the goal, also called the goalie or netminder

What is a donkey in hockey?

Donk. To mess around, or act like an ass; to have fun fooling around during hockey practice, instead of dilligently training/drilling. e.g. “I could donk all day boys” Hockey slang. Donkey juice.

What is 2 goals in hockey called?

You’ve heard that a brace means the player scored 2 goals, while a hat-trick occurs when the same player scores 3 goals.

What does R mean in hockey?

R. Rover (ice hockey)

What does GF mean in hockey?

GF – Goals for – Number of goals the team has scored. GA – Goals against – Number of goals scored against the team. OTW – Overtime Win.

What is five goals in hockey called?

This is a list of players who have scored five or more goals in a National Hockey League (NHL) game. Scoring five or more goals in a single game is considered a great feat, as it has only been accomplished 63 times, by 47 players, in the history of the league.

What does greasy mean in hockey?

noun Ice Hockey. a goal scored in a manner that is not smooth or elegant, often amid such chaos at the net that the scorer may be unaware of having made the goal: La Chance was scrambling to stand when the puck hit his skate and ricocheted into the net for a greasy goal.

What is a pizza in hockey?

Pizza: A brutal pass up the middle of the ice intercepted by the opposing team.

What does peanut butter mean in hockey?

A “top shelf” goal in hockey: one that enters the net below the cross-bar of the hockey net (i.e. well off the ice.) From: “Peanut butter belongs on the top shelf.”