There are typically two different standards for ice hockey rink dimensions and size. The North American rink size is also the standard for the NHL. The other most common rink size is the European-size rink or International rink. Let’s take a look at some of the important measurements and distances used in hockey. Hockey Rink […]
Stories in this section focus on the sport of hockey.
We'll help you understand the game better with terms, lingo, and rink size. Be on the lookout for tips for hockey parents. We'll explain what the Frozen Four is and where it takes place. Plus, we'll examine some NHL players' pregame routines.
You might also be interested in our profile on Connor McDavid.
I love hockey. Just knowing that when the leaves start to change, NHL hockey is just around the corner, I get thrills. Thankfully, hockey isn’t restricted to the NHL. We get to watch more hockey with events such as the Frozen Four. If you’re a fan like me of all things hockey, you’ll want to […]
There are a lot of factors that go into the length of a hockey game. A regular-season NHL game has three 20-minute periods and two 15 and ½-minute intermissions (17 minutes if nationally televised). This means that a game should be 90 minutes long. However, an NHL game takes a lot longer. Although it is […]
Say the name Connor McDavid, and without question, people will immediately come up with a few descriptions: Canadian, exceptional, quiet, team player, and lightning-fast. But after digging deeper into the life of this Canadian hockey phenom, I’d say there are a few other descriptions. Unwavering. Tenacious. Determined. And without a doubt, unstoppable. To say that […]
Pulling a goalie in hockey usually means something exciting is going to happen. The team with the empty net might score the tieing goal, or the opposition might add to their lead. It’s like lighting a fuse; it’s a trigger event for hockey excitement. Hockey isn’t always about fast skating or aggressively going after the […]
In 2020 Mike “Doc” Emrick hung up his hockey announcer’s hat and joined the rest of the hockey fans in simply viewing the game from the comfort of their homes. But who was Mike Emerick? How did he become the voice of the NHL? And what is he most known for? Interesting Facts About Doc […]
NHL player pregame rituals and routines are the stuff of legend. We all do it. Whether we wear jerseys we haven’t washed in forever, the same hat for home games, or drink and eat the same food while watching our team play. But NHL player pregame rituals and superstitions are at a different level. Allow […]
Being a hockey captain or an alternate on a hockey team is more than just a title or even having that extra letter stitched on a jersey. It has a distinct meaning to those on the team. But it also comes with some responsibility. Captain or Alternate Captain Definition The hockey captain or alternate captain […]
If you’ve ever watched a hockey game, then you know how easily icing in hockey can change the momentum of the game. It can determine whether or not the puck will be dropped in front of the infracting team’s goalie. That can be a game-changer. But for those who are unsure, let’s define what it […]
The Zamboni. Every hockey player and every hockey fan recognizes the ice resurfacing machine. We watch, mesmerized, as it takes its slow, zen-like trips around the rink. It shaves off a thin layer of ice and replaces it with a film of hot water that mends and transforms the chaotic wreckage of hockey skates into […]
You may be asking yourself, “What’s a Teddy Bear Toss?” And, perhaps more importantly, what does it have to do with hockey? In an annual event to benefit charity, fans of the Hershey Bears in Hershey, Pennsylvania, tossed 45,650 stuffed animals onto the ice at the Giant Center. Game spectators chuck stuffed animals onto the […]
Lather, rinse, repeat. The 2019 Minnesota All Hockey Hair Team video is here again. Like an old friend you haven’t visited with in a while, it’s always good to see. And, with much of the U.S. experiencing one of the snowiest winters in some time, it couldn’t have arrived at a better time. On a […]