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Developed mostly in Canada, ice hockey is a team sport using skates, sticks and a puck with the goal of getting the puck in the net. Ask questions about the hockey's rules, teams and records here.

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Toronto Maple Leafs
Ice Hockey History

How many years has it been since the Toronto Maple Leafs made the playoffs?

2003/2004 season was the last time they made the playoffs

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Stanley Cup

How many periods are in a hockey game?

Three 20-minute periods are in a regulation Hockey game, and a possible 5-minute to 20-minute overtime.

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What is the stat PIM in ice hockey?

It stands for Penalties In Minutes. Each penalty is assigned a certain amount of minutes - most minors are 2 minutes; double minors are 4 minutes; majors are 5 minutes; and game misconducts are 10 minutes. This stat keeps track of the total amount of minutes the player has accumulated for the year.

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How was ice hockey invented And why and where.?

In 1885 in Kingston; there was a group of British soldiers that were bored and decided to play a sort of hockey that we use today. That's how hockey was invented.

Hockey wasn't invented by on specific person or group.hockey is played with a stick. for hockeyHowever, it is generally accepted that Scottish settlers were the first to play it in Nova Scotia in the late 1700s. At this time there was mass emmigration into Canada of people from the Highlands of Scotland who imported many of their traditions, culture and pastimes. Ice Hockey became a Winter version of a game known as Shinty which has been played in the Highlands of Scotland for centuries. There are many similarities, most notably the stick or caman. The word 'puck' is also derived from old Scots, meaning to hit. There is also an unofficial game still played in Canada which is known as Shinny, a name derived from Shinty. There is also a claim that Hockey is a relation of Hurling which started in Ireland as the sport of Hurley. However, the conncetions are tenuous as mass emigration to Canada form Ireland did not occur until the mid to late nineteenth century. The equipment also differs considerably.

Of course, there are other stories.Some say the MicMac Indians played a form of hockey in Nova Scotia when the Europeans arrived. In Windsor, Nova Scotia, there is a school called Kings View Academy. A teacher there supposedly took his students out to the pond behind their school and asked them to make up a sport. The game they played became hockey.Another interesting story says that ice hockey was first played in 1885 by British soldiers stationed in Canada. Guards who were guarding the Parliament building in Canada used to sneak off to a nearby field and play ice hockey. Some say they started by whacking rocks with a stick to stay warm.

Two towns claim that the first game of hockey was played there. The first is Kingston, Ontario, and the second is a small town in New Brunswick, both of which are in Canada.

It is generally accepted that the current rules for hockey evolved from students at McGill University in Montreal ("the McGill Rules") in 1875.

Around 1920 the NHL was formed by Canada. It grew. Rules evolved. For example in the 1920's you were aloud to pass forward.

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Ice Hockey History

Who invented hockey when where and why?

Hockey wasn't invented by on specific person or group. However, it is generally accepted that Scottish settlers were the first to play it in Nova Scotia in the late 1700s. At this time there was mass migration to Canada of people from the Highlands of Scotland who imported many of their traditions, culture and pastimes. Ice Hockey became a Winter version of a game known as Shinty which has been played in the Highlands of Scotland for centuries. There are many similarities, most notably the stick or caman. The word 'puck' is also derived from old Scots, meaning to hit. There is also an unofficial game still played in Canada which is known as Shinny, a name derived from Shinty. There is also a claim that Hockey is a relation of Hurling which started in Ireland as the sport of Hurley. However, the conncetions are tenuous as mass emigration to Canada form Ireland did not occur until the mid to late nineteenth century. The equipment also differs considerably. Of course, there are other stories.Some say the MicMac indians played a form of hockey in Nova Scotia when the Europeans arrived. In Windsor, Nova Scotia, there is a school called Kings View Academy. A teacher there supposedly took his students out to the pond behind their school and asked them to make up a sport. The game they played became hockey.Another interesting story says that ice hockey was first played in 1885 by British soldiers stationed in Canada. Guards who were guarding the Parliament building in Canada used to sneak off to a nearby field and play ice hockey. Some say they started by whacking rocks with a stick to stay warm. Two towns claim that the first game of hockey was played there. The first is Kingston, Ontario, and the second is a small town in New Brunswick, both of which are in Canada. It is generally accepted that the current rules for hockey evolved from students at McGill University in Montreal ("the McGill Rules") in 1875. Around 1920 the NHL was formed by Canada. It grew. Rules evolved. For example in the 1920's you were aloud to pass forward.

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Baseball History
Major League Baseball (MLB)

What team had the longest winning streak in NHL history?

The longest win streak is held by the 1992-1993 penguins with 17 games.

The longest home win streak is held by the 2011-2012 Detroit Red Wings at 23 games

The 1979-1980 Philadelphia Flyers hold the longest undefeated streak (wins and ties) at 35 games.

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Toronto Maple Leafs
Ice Hockey History

Last time toronto maple leafs made playoffs?

It was in 2003-2004 , they lost to the flyers in the conference semi-final

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College Ice Hockey
Hindi Language and Culture

Where can you find a list of junior hockey team tryouts in one place?

A good place to start is: usajuniorhockey.com Some leagues have compiled lists, and others require you to look into team sites. EDIT: Go to the webpage of the league you want to play in and there should be a link somewhere that gives the date and place of the tryouts for each team. Do not go to a tryout that is supposed to be for multiple teams from the same league. These tryouts really serve no purpose other than making money for the team. Often times, Jr A teams will invite Jr B coaches to their tryouts to pick up any kids that weren't quite good enough for the Jr A team. That is more likely a legitimat tryout.

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NHL Playoffs

How do NHL playoffs work?

The NHL is divided into 2 conferences and then 3 divisions per conference. The teams with the most points in each division are seeded 1-3 and the next highest teams are seeded 4-8 for each conference. 16 teams make the playoffs and each round consists of a best of 7 series.

Round 1 (quarterfinals): 16 teams (8 per conference). 1vs8, 2vs7, 3vs6, 4vs5. Seeds 1-4 have home ice advantage*.

Round 2 (semifinals): 8 teams (4 per conference). After the first round, the teams are re-seeded so that the highest ranking team plays the lowest ranking team. i.e. If seeds 1, 2, 5, 6 won in round one, then the matchups would be 1vs6, and 2vs5, with the higher seeds having home ice advantage.

Round 3 (conference finals): 4 teams. Same as round 2. Western winner is awarded the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl and the Eastern winner is awarded the Prince of Wales Trophy.

Round 4 (Stanley Cup finals): 2 teams. The winners from each conference play each other for the Stanley Cup, the oldest trophy in pro sports history. The team with the better regular season has home ice advantage.

*home ice advantage means:

Game 1: better team plays at home

Game 2: better team plays at home

Game 3: better team plays away

Game 4: better team plays away

Game 5: better team plays at home

Game 6: better team plays away

Game 7: better team plays at home

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Field Hockey

How long is a hockey match?

Field Hockey:

A regulation field hockey match at international standard consists of 2 halves of 35 minutes, with a halftime of up to 10 minutes. Timestops can add a lot to this - sometimes up to 20 minutes, but normally around 5 - for a total of around an hour and a half on average.

For playoff games, after a 5-minute rest from full time, golden goal time is normally either 7.5 minutes or 15 minutes (2 x 7.5 with no break between). This can add up to 20 minutes more. A penalty stroke can then take 10 minutes for the completion of the first round of 5 players each taking a penalty and then about 2 minutes for each round of sudden death. Games that reach this stage normally finish in slightly over 2 hours.

Ice Hockey:

A regulation ice hockey game consists 3 x 20-minute periods, with 2 x 10-minute intermissions between the 1st and 2nd periods.

Playoff games then vary in how they finish: some use extra periods of golden goal, which are played for 20 minutes with a 10-minute break between them (basically, continuing the game) for as long as it takes. Otherwise, penalty shots can be used, and these are normally around 10 minutes for the whole set to be finished.

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Nashville Predators

What is the name of the Nashville Predators farm team?

Milwaukee Admirals

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Who invented the first hockey helmet?

Charlie Patterson, a Canadian, invented it in the late 50's to prevent concussions.

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When does the NHL season start and when is it over?

the nhl season usually starts in october and ends in April

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Why is hockey equipment so expensive?

Hockey equipment is like any other manufactured product. Manufacturers have to factor in their overhead ( salaries, maintenance, cost of materials etc) and then sell their products at a price that will make them a profit. Also, manufacturers charge what they think the market will bear and as long as people are willing to pay these high prices the cost of equioment will remain high.

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How do you do a line change or ice hockey?

There are two ways to make a line change.

1. The coach can change his skaters at any stoppage in play,except if it is on an icing call against his team. The visiting team must make its line change first, and then the home team can respond to the visitors' line change.

2. You can change lines "on the fly", meaning that while the skaters currently on the ice enter the bench through the players gate, the new players jump over the boards to join the play. This is usually done after dumping the puck deep into the opposition's zone. Changing on the fly must be done with care because a sloppy line change can result in a too many men on the ice penalty.

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Acronyms & Abbreviations
Letters Notes and Memos

What does pp mean in NHL standings?

The NHL doesnt list PP on their official standings, but some standings might list PP as the Power Play %. This basically means what is the percentage of power plays that a team scores a goal on. If you have 10 power plays and only score on 2 of them, then your PP% is 20% (sometimes this number is displayed as a decimal number instead of a whole number, but it means the same thing).

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Why is it called the five hole in hockey?

The "five-hole" is a nickname for the space between a goalies's legs in hockey. If a player scores by shooting the puck or ball into the goal between the goaltender's legs, he is said to have scored "through the five-hole," or to have "gone five-hole."

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Vancouver Canucks
Ice Hockey History

Where do Vancouver Canucks stay in Boston?

They stay in the Embassy Suites on Main Street

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Celebrity Relationships

Does Jeff Skinner have a girlfriend?

i wish i knew.....

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What kind of hockey equipment do NHL players use?

They wear helmets, chest gaurds, skates.

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How much force does it take to break hockey glass?

It's not in the actual force but where you hit it, and how you hit it. I have a friend that shattered hockey glass from a fairly weak slapshot but he hit it in just the right place to make it shatter down.

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Can you trade an injured player in the NHL?

no because you cant its just not possible because i like chocolate and he doesn't and thats it.

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Ice Hockey History

When does NHL 09-10 season start?

October 1st.

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How did hockey changed over the years?

An answer to this question could be covered only in a book of about 500 pages

here's a few big changes since the early 20th century

1. Legalization of the forward pass

2. legalization of a one-line pass

3. phasing out of the sixth skater "Rover" position

4. positional goaltending

5. butterfly goaltending

6. the soviet system of coordinated team offense and team defense and larger reliance on horizontal play

7. an increase in offensive responsibilities for defensemen

8. bigger pads, sturdier helmets, visors

9. the instigator rule

10. the breakdown of the soviet union and the influx of foreign players into the NHL

11. the emergence of the US as a legitimate hockey power

12. massive expansion into non-traditional hockey markets

13. Wayne Gretzky playing for LA which indirectly affected the above two

and about 500 other things

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