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Ice Hockey

  1. Oct 16, 2006 #1
    Could someone please explain the rules of this game too me please!
    [I am from a country that doesn't play this game, (turf hockey is what we play)]
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2006 #2

    EL

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  4. Oct 17, 2006 #3

    JasonRox

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    You just have to watch the game.

    They have enough replays that it should be easy to figure out.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2006 #4

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    Two teams. It's like football (soccer) on ice. THe ball is a disk called a puck. The point is to get the puck in the goal and beat up the guys on the other team. It's like boxing too. Lots of fans never find out about the "puck in goal" part of the game.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2006 #5

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    I think hockey is the only sport that let the athletes fight other than Boxing and such.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2006 #6
    so you don't get sent off if you fight?! Is there offsides like in soccer?
     
  8. Oct 17, 2006 #7

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    Little black disk goes in net. How tough is that?
     
  9. Oct 17, 2006 #8
    Thanks that makes it all clear... but I was referring to rules..
     
  10. Oct 17, 2006 #9

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    That is tougher. There are rules regarding icing that need clarification and then there are rules regarding how roughly players can run oppenents into the boards and how high their hands can be when they attack opponents with their sticks... it's kind of a poorly-regulated brawl in many instances.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2006 #10

    JasonRox

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    Poorly regulated?! I think not.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2006 #11

    FredGarvin

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    There is better regulation and consistency in hockey officiating than there is in basketball.

    The rules are relatively simple: 6 guys a side. The puck has to enter the opposing team's end before any offensive player or it is off sides. If you pass from behind your side of the center ice line and the puck goes all the way to the opposing team's goalie line, it's icing and the faceoff goes all the way back to deep in your own zone. Other than that t's basically what gets you put in the penalty box.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2006 #12
    Thanx! (finally someone told me what I wanted to know)
     
  14. Oct 17, 2006 #13

    FredGarvin

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    No problem.
     
  15. Oct 18, 2006 #14

    Chi Meson

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    Well! Consider where you posted:rolleyes:
     
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