How Well Do You Know Hockey Lingo?

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Becky

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What's another name for a bad goalie?

A bad goalie might be called a sieve. This term is used because the goalie leaves too many holes to shoot through.

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What's another name for a player's stick?

Player's used to refer to their sticks as lumbers. But that's when they were made of wood.

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What's another name for a hockey stick?

Twig is another name for a hockey stick. Yeah, they're not made from wood anymore, but the name stuck.

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What's another word for an assist?

Apple is another word for assist. Who knew hockey players liked fruit?

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A bad player whose skates don't fit right is called what?

A bad player whose skates don't fit right is called a bender. These players tend to have weak ankles - not great for hockey.

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A hockey player's teeth might be called what?

A hockey player's teeth might be called Chiclets. Yes, like the gum.

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A player who talks trash does what?

Chirp is another word for trash talk. This talk is usually directed at the other team or the ref.

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Shoving one's gloves into an opponent's face is called what?

Shoving one's gloves into an opponent's face is called a facewash. This is done to annoy the other player.

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A helmet with a plastic shield is called what?

A helmet with a plastic shield is called a fishbowl. Are players who wear fishbowls good or bad?

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What is a player who works hard called?

A player who works exceptionally hard is called a grinder. These players are usually not the best at the game, but they put their hearts into it.

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A player who refuses to fight might be called what?

A player who refuses to fight might be called a turtle. A turtle will typically fall to the ground and protect himself.

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What do we call a loser?

A hoser is a loser. That term definitely spilled over into general Canadian lingo.

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You've been leveled by another player. What is that called?

Kronwalled is a term that refers to the complete devastation of another player. The term comes from the playing style of Niklas Kronwall.

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What's another creative term for a goal?

A player might "light the lamp" when he scores a goal. When a goal is scored, a red light behind the net lights up, hence the reference.

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Another name for a player's hands is what?

Mitts are another name for hands. Mitts might also refer to a player's gloves.

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When a player unceremoniously hits the ice, it's called what?

Blow a tire is what happens when a player hits the ice for no reason. Hey, even experienced players lose their footing every now and then.

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Someone who is great at the game, but not necessarily a high scorer, might be called what?

Someone who is great at the game, but not necessarily a high scorer, might be called a playmaker. These guys are great with a stick and superior passers.

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A super exciting game is called what?

A super exciting game is called a barn burner. Barn burners are fast-paced and high-scoring.

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What is it called when a player has a clear shot at the goal?

A breakaway happens when a player can move unimpeded to the goal. There's nothing in his way.

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What is it called when a player crosses the arena during a play?

When a player starts play near his own goal and moves the puck to the opposite goal, it's called coast to coast. Makes sense, no?

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What is another name for a hockey puck?

Biscuit is another name for a hockey puck. Hockey players are certainly obsessed with food, aren't they?

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Which of the following is a name for a player who does the dirty work?

A player who goes to the corners might be called a plumber. Like grinders, plumbers work hard, but aren't necessarily high-scoring players.

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Which of the following is another term for helmet?

Bucket is another name for a helmet. Hockey sure is a colorful sport.

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A slow player might be called a what?

A pylon is a slow player who is easy to skate around. Bigger players might be called pylons.

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A player who rides the bench might be said to do what?

A player who spends a lot of time on the bench might be said to ride the pine. You guessed it... this saying came about because benches were once made of pine.

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Players have a name for the NHL. What is it?

The NHL is called The Show. A player who is makes a team has made it to The Show.

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If you score a goal in the upper part of the net, where have you scored?

If you score a goal in the upper part of the net, you've scored where mama keeps the peanut butter. Now, that's colorful!

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A hockey player with great hair has what?

Great hockey hair is called flow. Hockey players care about their hair?! The term "lettuce" might also be used.

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What are the glass walls surrounding the ice called?

The glass walls around the ice are called boards. Were they once made of wood, too?

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What is it called when a player hits another player below the knees?

Clipping is hitting another player below the knees. This will result in a penalty.

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A score of zero is called what?

An egg refers to a zero score. Maybe it's a goose egg?

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A player who fights a lot might be called what?

A player who fights a lot might be called an enforcer. Enforcers are usually defending their teammates.

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Players with a mustache have a what?

A muzzy is another name for a mustache. A mustache might also be called a lip sweater!

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How does every hockey game start?

Every hockey game starts with a faceoff. Both teams face off on opposite sides of the puck.

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What is a term for a goalie who falls on the puck?

A goalie who prevents scoring by falling on the puck is called a flopper. This is the reverse of a stand up goalie.

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Every sport boasts a unique set of terms that goes along with it. Hockey is no different. Text your knowledge of hockey lingo with this hockey shop talk quiz.

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