Hockey Lingo (Dundas Minor Hockey)

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Hockey: The Lingo

(Source: - Official Site of the Tri-City Americans)

Whether you're not quite fluent in hockey slang or you're a parent wondering what the coach is talking about, here's a list of hockey slang & general hockey lingo:

  Hockey arena.

Bisquit:  Hockey puck.

Bisquit in the Basket:  The puck hitting the back of the net on a goal.

Cherry Picking:  When a player, generally a forward, hangs out behind the play waiting for a outlet pass so that he can have a breakaway.

Chicklets:  Teeth.

Chippy:  Players are getting irritated with one another.

Coast to Coast:  When a player carries the puck from his own end into the offensive end.

Deke:  To fake an opponent out of position with a movement of the head or body.

Dump and Chase:  A style of hockey where a team shoots the puck into one of the corners of the offensive zone and then pursues it. This is opposed to carrying the puck into the zone.

Five Hole:  Placing a shot between the goalie's legs.

Freezing the Puck:  To hold the puck against the boards with either the stick or skate to get a stoppage of play.

Glove Hand:  The hand that the goalie catches the puck with, in contrast to his stick hand, which is the hand that the goalie holds his stick in.

Goon:  A player who has little other purpose on the ice then to try and get players to fight.

Grinder:  A type of player known for his checking ability and work ethic; often associated with a player who is strong defensively, but who doesn't score many points.

Hash Marks:  The straight lines emerging from the two big circles in front of both nets. These lines direct players where to line up for face-offs.

Lumber:  Hockey stick.

Mucker:  Similar to a grinder, but one who adds a more physical temperament to his game. This player tends to stir up trouble.

One Timer:  The act of shooting the puck directly off a pass. The offensive player takes his backswing while the puck is on its way to him and tries to time his swing with the arrival of the puck.

Rubber or Frozen Rubber:  Hockey puck.

Screened Shot:  Goaltender's view is blocked by players between he and the shooter.

Sin Bin:  Penalty box.

Top Shelf:  Placing a shot in the top quarter of the net.

Warm Up the Bus:  The outcome of the game has pretty much been decided and the visitor is going to lose. The crowd will ask them to "warm up the bus" for the trip home.

Wrap Around:  When a player skates around behind the opposing goal and attempts to wrap the puck around the goal post under the goalie.