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version (ppt)



Object of the game: To get the puck/ball past the goalie. A goal is worth 1 point.


Players and roles: Each player has a position they are assigned to play. Unlike a sport like baseball, hockey is a free flowing sport and you can find players all over the rink, rather than in just one place.

The exception to this is the goalie, who generally remains by the goal.

  • Goaltender (1): They are the last line of defense and try to keep the puck/ball out of their net.

  • Defensemen (2): They prevent the other team from scoring goals. Offensively, they generally try to get the puck to the forwards and follow the play into the attacking zone, but may score themselves.

  • Forwards (3): Their main job is to score goals.

  • Center (1): The help direct the game. On offense, they often lead the attack. On defense, they try to disrupt a play before it gets on their team’s side.

  • Wings (2): The wings team with the center on the attack to set up shots on goal. Defensively, they attempt to break up plays.


  • Play begins with a face-off between two opposing players

  • Once play begins, team members try to score goals by shooting the ball into the net.

  • Offensive players are not allowed to shoot from inside the goal crease line.

  • Dangerous play is not allowed.

No tripping

No checking

Sticks do not come above the waist.

  • Minor and major penalties may be assigned for dangerous play or unsportsmanlike conduct.

This results in the team playing short-handed until the penalty time is over.

The other team gains a power play until the time is up or they score a goal.

Play will resume with a face-off in the area where the penalty was assigned.

  • No offsides or “cherry-picking”


Terms to know:

  • Assist: The pass that leads directly to a goal, or can be the pass that leads to the pass that leads to a goal.

  • Face Off: The dead ball/puck situation that is used to begin or resume play. One player from each team will participate.

  • Hat Trick: The scoring of three or more goals by a player in one game.

  • Minor penalty: A small infraction that results in 2 minutes in the penalty box.

  • Major penalty: A large infraction that results in 5 minutes in the penalty box.

  • Offsides: When any member of the attacking team precedes the puck in the attacking zone.

  • One-timer: Hitting the puck directly upon receiving a pass.

  • Penalty Box: The area where penalized players serve time. They are removed from the game and are not replaced by another player.

  • Power Play: A power play occurs when a team has a one-man or two-man advantage because of an opponent's penalties.

  • Slap Shot: Hitting the puck with the blade of the stick after taking a full backswing. We will NOT be using these in our games.

  • Stick Handling: Controlling the ball/puck along the rink with the stick (think: dribbling)

  • Wrist Shot: Hitting the puck with the blade of the stick using a quick snap of the wrist rather than a full back swing.

  • Zones: areas of the rink divided into offensive, defensive and neutral. See diagram.


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