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Want To Know Hockey’s Most Unanswered Questions? Part Two

Hockey’s most unanswered questions. Part two! You asked the questions, and we’ve got the answers to satisfy your craving for hockey knowledge!

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1. How long are high school hockey games?

A high school hockey game consists of the same amount of run time as an NHL game. This consists of three separate 20-minute periods.

However, there are usually no commercial breaks in high school hockey. As well, the intermission may be shortened in a high school hockey game.

On average an NHL game takes around 2.5 hours to complete, while a high school hockey game comes in at around 2 hours.

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2. Why do hockey players spit? Why do hockey players spit so much?

This one comes down to it being an acceptable habit. Some players say they “just do it”, or “it’s just a habit” and you don’t even notice you’re doing it.

3. What is a hand pass in hockey?

A hand pass in hockey is when a player passes the puck to a teammate by using their glove or hand.

4. What is a scratch in hockey?

A scratch in hockey is when the coach removes a player from the lineup prior to a game. This is usually the result of an injury.

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5. What is a healthy scratch in hockey?

A healthy scratch in a hockey game is when the coach removes a player from the lineup prior to a game, but, the player is not injured.

This is either because the player is simply not required, or because the player has been performing poorly and the coach wants to send them a message.

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6. How far do hockey players skate in a game?

Depending on ice time, a high ice time, forward, will skate around 5 miles or 8 kms during a normal hockey game.

7. What is hockey wax used for? What does hockey wax do?

There are two main reasons hockey players use wax on their stick blades. First, the wax acts as a water barrier, reducing the amount of snow and ice buildup on the stick blade. This will help increase the life of the hockey tape as well as the stick.

Secondly, the wax creates somewhat of a “tacky” feeling on the blade, which some players prefer as it allows them to handle the puck easier.

See our article on The Best Hockey Wax for Improved Stickhandling, Shots, and Passing.

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8. How long are hockey helmets good for?

A certified hockey helmet (HECC) has an expiration date of 6 ½ years. Generally though, most people agree that a hockey helmet should be replaced no later than 10 years.

HECC certification sticker on Bauer helmet.

9. How long do hockey skates last?

Depending on how often and how rigorously they’re used, hockey skates can last anywhere from 2-10 years, on average. Of course you’ll be replacing your child’s skates more often than that as their feet grow.

Blades may need to be replaced more often depending on how many sharpening’s one does.  

10. What is a breakaway in hockey?

A breakaway in hockey is when an offensive player has the puck and there are no defensive players between them and the goalie.

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11. What is hockey glass made of?

Hockey glass is made up of layers of acrylic plastic sheets, called Plexiglas.

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12. Why do hockey players have long hair?

Why do hockey players have mullets? This may have started due to hockey players wanting to keep the back of their necks warm while playing ice hockey outside during the winter.

Nowadays, it’s really just more of a preference or lifestyle, similar to why a lot of musicians like to have long hair.

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13. How old are Mini Mite hockey players?

Ages 5-6

14. How old are Mite hockey players?

Ages 7-8

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15. How old are Squirt hockey players?

Ages 9-10

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16. How old are Pee Wee hockey players?

Ages 11-12

17. How old are bantam hockey players?

Ages 13-14

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18. How old are Minor Midget hockey players?

Ages 15-16

19. How old are Midget hockey players?

Ages 15-18

20. How to say hockey in French?

In French, hockey translates to, le hockey.

In French, NHL or National Hockey League translates to Ligue Nationale de Hockey.

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Ligue Nationale de Hockey
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21. Why date a hockey player?

Lol! This is a good one! Not sure about this. Playing hockey comes with some prestige, especially in countries like Canada, Sweden, and Russia to name a few.

Right or wrong, this is usually reason enough for some people to want to date someone.

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22. Why are hockey sticks so expensive?

Newer hockey sticks are made in one piece out of carbon fiber. This is a very complex and labor-intensive process, hence the high price.

23. What is clipping in hockey?

Clipping in hockey is a penalty where one player hits an opposing player below the waist, typically in the knees. This is sometimes referred to as “knee on knee” contact.

24. What is a fight strap on a hockey jersey?

A fight strap on a hockey jersey is simply an extra strap that some players use to attach their jersey to their pants. This makes sure the jersey does not come up during a fight.

25. What does empty net mean in hockey?

An empty net in hockey can occur for one of two reasons. Either a delayed penalty or when a losing team wishes to swap out their goalie for an extra attacking player.

26. What is hockey in Spanish?

Ice hockey is; hockey sobre hielo in Spanish.

Field hockey is; hockey sobre hierba in Spanish.

Need more answers to hockey’s most unanswered questions ? See our first article Want To Know Hockey’s Most Unanswered Questions? Part One

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