What is a hockey puck called? A hockey puck is also referred to colloquially as a “biscuit”. To put the “biscuit in the basket” (colloquial for the goal) is to score a goal.
What is a hockey puck made out of? Hockey pucks are made of vulcanized rubber and are designed to be extremely durable.
Why are hockey pucks frozen? “Freezing a puck eliminates bouncing, and game officials monitor the puck for temperature changes that affect performance while in play. A coating that changes color when the puck is above freezing will more accurately alert the officials that it is time for a replacement.”
Why is it called a puck? Though no one knows exactly how the hockey puck got its name, many believe that it was named for the character in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Like the impish flighty Puck, the hockey disk moves very quickly, sometimes in unexpected directions.