Hockey penalty shots: The 5 steps to determining a penalty shot

Hockey penalty shots: The 5 steps to determining a penalty shot

A hockey penalty shot is a rare situation in any hockey league where a player is allowed a one-on-one shot with the goalie. There are a few situations when a penalty shot would be awarded: 5 steps to determine a penalty shot There are five criteria to a penalty shot...
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...
#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?...
Hockey rules: Delay of game

Hockey rules: Delay of game

A rule in hockey that has many different parts is USA Hockey Rule 610: Delaying the Game. A delay of game penalty can be called in a number of different scenarios. But to think of it simply: it is any action which causes a stoppage of play that would not have happened...