Hockey Language

Hey everybody! I’m about to hit the ice, but I didn’t want to leave my little hockey buddies without their lesson.


There are a lot of words and phrases that are used to describe some neat things that happen in a hockey game. I wanted to share a few of those sayings with you today. Strap on your skates and let’s fly!


Breakaway – This term is used in hockey to describe a player, carrying the puck, who has a clear path to the other team’s goalie and net.


Hat Trick – A hat trick is when one player scores three goals in a single game. It is called a hat trick because fans throw hats on the ice to celebrate!


Top Shelf – When a goal is scored and the puck was shot into the upper part of the net it is considered a goal that went “top shelf.”


Empty Netter – An empty netter is a goal that is scored in hockey when there is no goalie defending the net.


I hope you guys learned something today. I’ve gotta go…..there is a hockey game to be played!



Your feathered friend,




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