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Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club: Hockey terminologies

Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club: Hockey terminologies

If you’re new to hockey, you might be overwhelmed by a lot of terms that refer to every move in the game. But don’t worry because Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club compiled all the commonly used terms in this sport to give you an idea of what they mean and how they are used. 

Learn more about these terminologies present in hockey and keep your game spirit rolling!

Five holes

It refers to the hockey scoring system. The numbers one to five are designated on a clockwise position starting on the lower left part of the net going inside between the legs of the goalie. 

Game misconduct

It is when a player receives a penalty and gets dismissed from playing the remainder of the game. 

Grinder

Grinder plays on the 3rd or 4th lines by using their physical strength to battle for the puck. They’re known to use force when playing instead of being strategic. 

Boarding

A penalty is received by the player after pushing the opponent in the boards. 

Assist

Passing the pluck from one player to another.

Checking

Blocking your opponent so they can’t move forward. 

Goal

It is when the puck goes inside the net or beyond the goal line earning the leading team one point. 

Goaltender

Also known as the goalie, who blocks the puck from coming inside the net and letting the other team score a point. 

Penalty shot

A player gets an opportunity to score with only the goalie as the defence after the opposing team loses their chance on scoring after getting a penalty. 

Crease 

Refers to the area where the goalie stands for defence. A penalty will be given to the player who tries to distract them from the game.

Face-off

Similar to basketball, it’s where the players of both teams face each other to battle each other in getting the puck on their side. 

Hat trick

Refers to the player who scores at least three goals within the game. 

Deke

A strategic move by the player to confuse the goalie in which way will they move the puck to score a goal

Change on the fly 

Changing of players within the games. 

Chirp

Refers to trash-talking of the players inside the game. 

Forecheck

A heated moment between players battling between the puck. 

Hand pass

You can pass the puck using your hand while inside the defensive zone but not in the attacking and neutral zones. 

Interference

A penalty is given to a player who intentionally interrupts another player who doesn’t have the puck. They usually do this by knocking out their stick or preventing them from picking up their equipment if it falls on the ice rink while playing. 

Celly

A term used to describe a celebration when the team wins the game. 

Hockey safety tips you should know about

Hockey safety tips you should know about

Hockey safety tips you should know about

Hockey is one of the most exciting sports you can play. However, it’s also one of the most demeaning body sports, especially if you’re a beginner. When you’re playing hockey or any sport in general, injuries are unavoidable. But fortunately, there are safety tips that you can incorporate to lessen your chances of getting injured. So, if you’re interested to know more, here are some of the tips we can share with you: 

Wear proper gear when playing 

Hockey is a sport where you need to wear protective gear before getting into the field. Before you participate in any hockey game, make sure you cover yourself with the right attire to make sure that you’re safe from any incidents that may take place. Some of the most important gears you should have are cleats, shin guards, goggles, mouthguards, gloves and masks. 

If you’re a goalie, make sure you always have head protection, leg and foot guards and upper body gear. 

Drink lots of water during and after playing 

Staying hydrated is one of the most major requirements in any sport. If you’re exerting too much effort, your body loses its water reserves, making you weak and causing dehydration. When you’re playing hockey, make sure you’re well-hydrated so your body is more alert and active while you’re having fun in the field. 

Attend to injuries right away 

If you get any injury while you’re playing, make sure you attend to it right away. No matter how small the injury is, ask a professional or aid to look at it right away so you won’t suffer any sustaining damages in the long run. Here are some of the most common hockey injuries you should watch out for: 

  • High-impact contact from other players
  • Rigid boards
  • Goalposts
  • Skate blades
  • Hockey sticks
  • Pucks moving at high speeds.

Do warm-ups first before playing 

One of the most important things you can do before playing is warm up. Before going out in the field, prepare your body by doing stretches. The areas you should focus on are your lower back, hips and arms as these are the most moved parts of your body during hockey. Going into a game without doing warm-ups can increase your chances of getting injuries. 

Avoid tension with other players as much as possible 

Playing sports can easily become a breeding ground for tension, especially when the game becomes intense. During these scenarios, getting annoyed or pissed at a teammate or rival is unavoidable. Sometimes, when the tension escalates, it can end up in a fight. When playing hockey, make sure you have enough patience to deal with the unwanted stress you can encounter during the game. This can help prevent fights, which can cause even bigger injuries. 

 

Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club wins GMHL All-Star Game

Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club wins GMHL All-Star Game

The Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club has been recognized as a top organization in the Greater Metro Hockey League in just their first season. The GMHL has awarded the Hurricanes with the 2016/17 All-Star Game. 

This is the first time in league history that a first-year team has been awarded the All-Star Game. Because of this, The Tillsonburg Hurricanes are set to host the 11th Annual GMHL All-Star game.

Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club has a professional program and state-of-the-art facility to host such a prestigious and high-profile event. Top Elite players from around the world will be in Tillsonburg to display their skills on January 10, 2017.

Save the date!

Mark your calendars as Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club proudly holds the most awaited match between Team North America and Team World. The iconic event will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at the Tillsonburg Community Centre.

Tickets

The tickets for the game will be available for solo watchers or group purchases. What are you waiting for? Invite your friends and family to the game and witness one of the legendary events in the history of hockey in Tillsonburg.

  • Single Ticket $10.00
  • Group Tickets (10 Tickets) $90.00

Schedule

For the schedule of the event, please refer to the lineup below.

  • 5:30 PM – All-Star Player’s Pre-Game Meal
  • 7:00 PM – All-Star Warm-Up
  • 7:30 PM – All-Star Game

Kicking off the night, the players will be treated to a pre-game meal at 5:30 PM hosted by the Tillsonburg Hurricanes.

The event will be following the style of having a Team North America (Canada and United States players) and a Team World, seeing players represent any country that is not in North America. This is a great format as sometimes it happens that teammates matched up against each other during big tournaments. 

The All-Star Game will begin at 7:30 PM with national anthems and a statement from the Greater Metro Hockey League. The puck will then be dropped within three 20 minute periods. The Tillsonburg Hurricanes will be hosting 50/50 draws amongst the all-star festivities.

Intermissions

Each intermission will feature a skills competition-style event for the fans to enjoy and the players to show their talents and skills. During this time, the audience can take a bathroom break or visit our snack booth outside the arena. 

The GMHL All-Star game has always been popular for recruiters and scouts from higher levels of the game. With this, the management may take the opportunity to search for the next best players to invite to their team.

Reminders before the game

  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the arena
  • Avoid bringing large bags, as well as any sharp objects
  • Do not forget to bring your tickets. Otherwise, you will be denied entry to the arena
  • Wear comfortable games to fully enjoy the game

You can bring small posters, banners and other paraphernalia to show support to the teams. However, make sure that they are not big enough to block the view of the person sitting behind.

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