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Hockey Questions & Answers

Ice Hockey Questions & Answers

[su_box title=”Frequently asked questions often asked about the fastest game on earth”]
[su_spoiler title=”What is the Puck made of?“] The puck is made of vulcanized rubber and is 3″ in diameter and 1″ thick, weighing about 6oz. It is frozen before play to make it less bouncy.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How fast does the puck travel?“] Some of the games hardest shooters send the puck towards the net in excess of 90 mph, with the elite shooter’s topping over 100 mph, So keep your eye on the puck as much as you can! [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What is the Offside rule?“] The Offsite rule, briefly, No attacking player must cross the Blue Line of the offensive zone before the puck otherwise offside is called. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Why do netminders come out in front of the net?“] Usually when a netminder leaves the area immediately in front of the net it is to reduce the shooting area, cut down the angle of  the shooter or to make the offensive players release their shot earlier than they would like to. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Who gets credited with an assist?“] The last players (no more than 2) who touch the puck before a goal is scored are awarded points. For example, If Player A passed to player B, who passed to player C who scored a goal, Players A and B get assists. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Why doesn’t the referee stop fights?“] First of all, it is the referee’s job to watch what is going on and determine who should be penalized as the  referee has control of the game. Also, it is quite hazardous being close to a fight and referee’s have to protect themselves from injury. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What is a power play?“] A power play occurs after a penalty when a player goes into the penalty box, leaving one team short handed thus giving the full playing team a power play [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What is a hockey stick made from?“] Hockey sticks are usually made from wood, Generally northern white ash or rock elm. Carbon fibre, fibreglass and Kevlar are some of the other materials used. Some are one piece others have removable blades. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How thick is the ice?“] The ice is approximately 3/4″ thick and is usually kept at 16 degrees for the correct hardness for Ice Hockey, the thicker the ice the softer and slower it is to play on. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How are the markings put on the ice?“] The ice is built up by spraying water over the concrete base where the freezing pipes are embedded, then the markings are painted (usually using stencils) onto the ice and then more water is sprayed over the top until the right thickness is reached. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Why is the Zamboni so called?“] The Zamboni is so called because it was first developed by Frank Zamboni in 1949, though nowadays the term is used as a generic term for ice resurfacing vehicle. [/su_spoiler]