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'''Ice hockey''' is a team sport played on ice. Two teams meet on the ice and send 6 players on the ice at the same time (one [[goaltender]], two [[defenceman|defencemen]] and three [[forward]]s per side). The forwards try to shoot a disc of vulcanized rubber called [[puck]] in the opponent's [[net]] with the help of [[stick]]s in order to score [[goal]]s; the team that scores the most win the match.
'''Ice hockey''' is a team sport played on ice. Two teams meet on the ice and send 6 players on the ice at the same time (one [[goaltender]], two [[defenceman|defencemen]] and three [[forward]]s per side). The forwards try to shoot a disc of vulcanised rubber called [[puck]] in the opponent's [[net]] with the help of [[stick]]s in order to score [[goal]]s; the team that scores the most win the match.
 
   
 
A typical match lasts 60 minutes and is separated into three periods of 20 minutes each. At the end of the 60 minutes (called [[regular time]]), should both teams have scored the same number of goals, in most leagues, an [[overtime]] period will follow, with various rules to tell a winner.
 
A typical match lasts 60 minutes and is separated into three periods of 20 minutes each. At the end of the 60 minutes (called [[regular time]]), should both teams have scored the same number of goals, in most leagues, an [[overtime]] period will follow, with various rules to tell a winner.

Revision as of 04:39, July 30, 2008

Ice hockey is a team sport played on ice. Two teams meet on the ice and send 6 players on the ice at the same time (one goaltender, two defencemen and three forwards per side). The forwards try to shoot a disc of vulcanized rubber called puck in the opponent's net with the help of sticks in order to score goals; the team that scores the most win the match.

A typical match lasts 60 minutes and is separated into three periods of 20 minutes each. At the end of the 60 minutes (called regular time), should both teams have scored the same number of goals, in most leagues, an overtime period will follow, with various rules to tell a winner.

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