Hockey rules: Handling the hockey puck with your hands

Hockey rules: Handling the hockey puck with your hands

Hockey is a game played with sticks, which means there are very few circumstances when you should be using your hands to touch the puck.  But what are the rules, and when *can* you touch the puck with your hands? USA Hockey Rule 618: Handling the puck with your hands...
How to find your hockey skate size

How to find your hockey skate size

If you are looking to play hockey for the very first time, you might think that your shoe size will be the same as your hockey skate size. But of course they couldn’t make it that easy — there are a few things to consider when looking at a hockey skate size...
#2 rule of beer league hockey

#2 rule of beer league hockey

There are not many rules of beer league hockey, but there are a few. The #1 rule of beer league hockey is: Don’t Be a Jerk. Everyone is here to have fun, make some friends, drink some beer, and maybe get some exercise. But the #2 rule of beer league hockey is...
Hockey rules: What is hockey embellishment (or diving)?

Hockey rules: What is hockey embellishment (or diving)?

Embellishment is a widely discussed topic in hockey. If you have ever watched soccer, you may see embellishment every time someone is touched. But in hockey it’s much less common. So what is embellishment in hockey, and why do most people get the rule wrong?...