Ice Hockey Rules and Regulations
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Ice hockey is played ___ six players on each team.
Ice hockey players are required to wear protective equipment, including a face mask or visor for those players under 20 ___ old.
___ the begining of a match each team plays three forwards, two defencemen and a goalkeeper who stand in their predetermined places until the referee drops the puck.
The dimensions of the ice surface are usually 90 feet ___ 200 feet.
The game starts ___ the puck is dropped between two forwards in the center of the ice surface.
The game allows opposing players to bodycheck ___ other.
The sticks ___ the players carry cannot be used to injure opposing players andcannot be raised above the shoulders.
A typical game is ___ by one referee and two linesmen.
Most people learn to skate before they ___ playing hockey.
There are four lines that ___ laterally across the ice surface; one thin red line at each end of the ice along the front of the goalkeeper's net, two blue lines approximately one third of the way towards the middle and a red line across the center.
One of the most common calls by a linesman is the offside call. This occurs when a player crosses the opposing team's blue line before the puck ___.
Another common call by a linesman is icing. Icing occurs when the puck is shot towards the opposing team's side before the center red line and crosses the far red line without anyone touching ___.
A referee watches for infractions and ___ two minute penalties for, amoung others; tripping with the stick, holding, slashing (hitting the opposing player with the stick) or boarding (illegal bodychecking).
A hockey game is one hour ___ playing time. It is split between three - twenty minute periods and a break of 10 minutes between each period to let the players rest.
If the score is tied at the end of regulation time (60 minutes), ___ there is an extra overtime period of ten minutes.
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