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of Hockey Terms A-Z
Assist: an assist is credited in the scoring record to the offensive player or players involved in the play immediately preceding a goal. Maximum of two assists per goal.
Back Check: The action of the forwards skating back into their defensive zone to break up the opposing team's offensive play.
Body Check: Using the body to impede an opponent who has possession of the puck to break up or disrupt an offensive play.
Breakaway: A scoring opportunity that occurs when there are no defending players between the puck carrier and the opposing goaltender.
Breakout: Movement of a team in possession of the puck out of its defensive zone.
Changing On the Fly: Substitution of players without a stoppage in play.
Clearing the Puck: Shooting the puck out of the defensive zone or away from the front of the goal.
Delayed Penalty: A team shall not be shorthanded on the ice more than two players at any one time because of imposed penalties. Therefore, should a team receive a third penalty, that penalty shall be delayed in its start until one of the preceding penalties has terminated. Also, the referee will not call a penalty until the offending team has touched the puck.
Delayed Whistle: When a violation occurs, the official will not blow the whistle to stop play as long as the non-offending team is in possession of the puck. The moment the offending team touches the puck, play will be stopped.
Face-Off: Dropping the puck between one player from each team to initiate play.
Forechecking: Pressuring the opponent when they control the puck in the neutral or defensive zone.
Goal Crease: The area marked off in front of the goal. An offensive player may not enter the goal crease unless the puck is already inside this area.
Hat Trick: Term referring to a player scoring three goals in a single game.
Icing: A team, when both teams have an equal number of players of the ice, may not shoot the puck from behind the center red line over their opponent's goal line ( except if the puck goes into the goal).
Minor Officials: More commonly referred to as "off-ice officials". Includes the goal judges, timekeeper, scorekeeper. Not all positions are used in minor hockey.
Off-Side: When an offensive player precedes the puck across the blue line and into the offensive zone. For an off-side violation, a face-off will be conducted in the neutral zone.
Poke Check: Using the blade of the stick to knock the puck away from an opponent.
Power Play: An attempt to score by a team which has a numerical advantage in players due to a penalty or penalties.
Referee's Crease: A restricted area, marked by a red semi-circle, in front of the timekeeper's table which a player is prohibited from entering while the referee is reporting a penalty.
Screen: Offensive players positioning themselves to block or shield the opposing goaltender's view of the puck.
Shorthanded: When a team is playing with one or two fewer players than their opponent du to penalties.
Slap Shot: A sweeping motion with an accentuated back swing to shoot the puck (similar to a drive in golf).
Slot: An unmarked area in front of the goal approximately 10-15 feet in diameter.
Wrist shot: The motion of shooting the puck with the puck directly against the blade of the stick.
Zamboni: a machine used to resurface the ice between periods.
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