What is a hit in hockey? For a valid “Hit” to be registered on the stat sheet, the player to be credited with the hit must a) intentionally initiate physical contact with the player possessing the puck, and b) the player sustaining the contact must lose possession of the puck as a result of the contact.
What are hockey hits called?
|The zone where the opponent’s goal is located
|A forward who lines up near the middle of the rink, and to either side of the center
|A quick, accurate shot made by snapping the wrists as the puck hits the blade of the stick
What is a legal hockey hit? A player drives the shoulder, upper arm and hip and elbow, equally into the opponent to separate him from the puck, using the body to knock an opponent against the boards or to the ice. This is often referred to as simply checking or hitting and is only permitted against an opponent with possession of the puck.
What is a clean hit in hockey? A clean hit is a hit where the attacking player hits a player that puts himself in a prone position prior to the hit. It is then up to the referees to determine whether or not it is a clean hit, or a dirty hit that results in a penalty. The player that gets hit always sees it coming in a clean hit.