Ice Hockey is a team sport played on skates in which two teams of six players compete by using hockey sticks to shoot a puck into the opponent’s goal to score points. Games occur within the confines of an ice rink and the sport is known for its fast-paced play and physical high-contact style.

Teams consist of a goalie (goaltender), two defensemen, a right and left wing, and a center. An ice hockey game is made up of three periods of twenty minutes. Ice hockey is a popular sport in countries known for winter sports with the National Hockey League (NHL) in North America being the strongest league in the world.

What is icing in hockey?

The icing rule in hockey is an infraction that occurs when a player shoots the puck untouched from behind the center red line across the opposing team’s goal line. This rule was created to stop players from simply flipping the puck to the end of the ice as a strategy to slow down the flow of the game. After icing, play is resumed with a faceoff within the defending zone of the team that caused the penalty.

How long is a hockey game?

An average NHL hockey game is roughly two hours with games extending to two and a half hours in the situation of an overtime and a shootout scenario. Hockey games consist of three 20 minute periods with two 17 minute breaks between.

What is offsides in hockey?

Offsides is a penalty called in hockey when an offensive player moves into the attacking zone before the puck has crossed over the blue line of the zone. The player in control of the puck cannot be called for offsides.

Ice Hockey Guides
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6’3” | 1.91 m
September 17, 1985
Alex Ovechkin
191.000
1985.00
48000
3D
Alex Ovechkin
6’3” | 1.91 m
September 17, 1997
Auston Matthews
191.000
1997.00
30000
3D
Auston Matthews
6’0” | 1.83 m
March 20, 1948
Bobby Orr
183.000
1948.00
20000
3D
Bobby Orr
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 13, 1997
Connor McDavid
185.000
1997.00
38000
3D
Connor McDavid
6’0” | 1.83 m
March 31, 1928
Gordie Howe
183.000
1928.00
21000
3D
Gordie Howe
48” | 120 cm (Inside)
72” | 180 cm (Inside)
40” | 100 cm
Ice Hockey Goal
120.000
180.000
100.000
300
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Ice Hockey GoalPerspective view of a 3D model of a Ice Hockey GoalPerspective view of a 3D model of a Ice Hockey Goal
1” | 25.4 mm
3” | 76.2 mm (Diameter)
5.5-6 oz | 156-170 g
Ice Hockey Puck
2.540
7.620
0.170
11150
https://p3d.in/e/Gy3ao
3D
Ice Hockey Puck3D model of an Ice Hockey Puck viewed in perspective3D model of an Ice Hockey Puck viewed in perspective
11.5’ | 3.5 m (Overall Safety Wall)
98.42’ | 30 m
200.13’ | 61 m
19,000 ft² | 1,765 m²
Ice Hockey Rink - International
350.000
3000.000
6100.000
1765.00
1900
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Ice Hockey Rink - International3D model of a Ice Hockey Rink (Internationa)l viewed in perspective3D model of a Ice Hockey Rink (Internationa)l viewed in perspective
6’3” | 1.91 m
February 15, 1972
Jaromír Jágr
191.000
1972.00
18000
3D
Jaromír Jágr
6’2” | 1.88 m
November 28, 1984
Marc-André Fleury
188.000
1984.00
25600
3D
Marc-André Fleury
6’4” | 1.93 m
October 5, 1965
Mario Lemieux
193.000
1965.00
21000
3D
Mario Lemieux
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 19, 1988
Patrick Kane
178.000
1988.00
35000
3D
Patrick Kane
5’11” | 1.80 m
August 7, 1987
Sidney Crosby
180.000
1987.00
58000
3D
Sidney Crosby
6’1” | 1.85 m
November 14, 1991
Taylor Hall
185.000
1991.00
44000
3D
Taylor Hall
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 26, 1961
Wayne Gretzky
183.000
1961.00
93000
3D
Wayne Gretzky
Marc-André Fleury
Scaled height comparison illustration of Marc-André Fleury in relation to other ice hockey players

If you are a fan of the Vegas Golden Knights in the National Hockey League (NHL) and manages to attend any of their matches, you will quickly recognize Canada’s ice hockey goaltender Marc-André Fleury by his mask featuring a fleur-de-lis on the backplate with EFGT initials. While playing with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles as a junior, he earned the Mike Bossy Trophy and a Telus Cup. Marc is nicknamed “Flower” and is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion, two times back-to-back World Junior Championship silver medalist, and an Olympic gold medalist. In 2003, Fleury became the World Junior Championship top goaltender.

Marc-André Fleury has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Group of drawings of Marc-André Fleury in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
If you are a fan of the Vegas Golden Knights in the National Hockey League (NHL) and manages to attend any of their matches, you will quickly recognize Canada’s ice hockey goaltender Marc-André Fleury by his mask featuring a fleur-de-lis on the backplate with EFGT initials.

Marc-André Fleury has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Group of drawings of Marc-André Fleury in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Marc-André Fleury
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Nationality: Canada

Years Active: 2003—

Birthday
November 28, 1984

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Marc-André Fleury standing, ice hockey (various)

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Taylor Hall
Series of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Taylor Hall with other related ice hockey players

While other Canadian professional ice hockey players only won gold medals with the senior team, Taylor Hall also took home gold medals in his junior career, making it four gold medals: two with the senior Canadian team in the 2015 and 2016 World Championship and the other in his junior in the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Taylor plays as a left wing in the National Hockey League (NHL) for Buffalo Sabres and has been named three-time in the NHL All-Star Game. He also won a Hart Memorial Trophy, two consecutive Memorial Cup, and a Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy in his junior career.

Taylor Hall has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Drawings of Taylor Hall in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
While other Canadian professional ice hockey players only won gold medals with the senior team, Taylor Hall also took home gold medals in his junior career, making it four gold medals: two with the senior Canadian team in the 2015 and 2016 World Championship and others in his 2008 juniors.

Taylor Hall has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Drawings of Taylor Hall in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Taylor Hall
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6’1” | 1.85 m
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Nationality: Canada

Years Active: 2010—

Birthday
November 14, 1991

Drawings include:
Taylor Hall standing, ice hockey (various)

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Gordie Howe
Height comparison diagram of Gordie Howe compared to other ice hockey players

Canadian professional ice hockey player Gordie Howe is among the National Hockey League (NHL) scoring juggernauts of the century, thus nicknamed "Mr. Hockey." He played for the Detroit Red Wings, becoming a twenty-one time NHL All-Star and holding the NHL records for goals, assists, and total points until Wayne Gretzky shuttered them. Howe has won the Stanley Cup four times, Acvo World Trophies two times, and both the Art Ross Trophy and Hart Trophy award six times, besides an admission into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2008, he received the NHL Lifetime Achievement Awards besides being recognized for redefining a forward's qualities.

Gordie Howe had a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Set of illustrations of Gordie Howe in various ice hockey poses dimensioned with overall height
Canadian professional ice hockey player Gordie Howe is among the National Hockey League (NHL) scoring juggernauts of the century, thus nicknamed "Mr. Hockey." He played for the Detroit Red Wings, becoming a twenty-one time NHL All-Star and held the NHL records for goals, assists and total points.

Gordie Howe had a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Set of illustrations of Gordie Howe in various ice hockey poses dimensioned with overall height
Gordie Howe
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Nationality: Canada

Years Active: 1945-1971, 1973-1980, 1997

Death: June 10, 2016 (88)

Birthday
March 31, 1928

Drawings include:
Gordie Howe standing, ice hockey (various)

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Ice Hockey Puck
Size comparison drawing of an Ice Hockey Puck with other sports equipment for scale

An Ice Hockey Puck refers to the disk used in the team sport of Ice Hockey. It is composed of vulcanized rubber and may be called "Flat Ball." It is usually black and frozen before an ice hockey game. On a puck's face are league logos or silkscreen markings. An ice hockey puck is available in different variations, with blue being used by younger players for training, reddish-pink or reddish-orange for players who want to develop shot strength and make their stick handling techniques better, steel puck for players who wish to improve wrist strength and white for goaltender practice.

Ice Hockey Pucks have an overall diameter of 3” (76.2 mm) and height/thickness of 1” (25.4 mm). The mass of an Ice Hockey Puck is between 5.5-6 oz (156-170 g).

Dimensioned plan and elevation drawings of an Ice Hockey Puck measured with diameter and height
An Ice Hockey Puck refers to the disk used in the team sport of Ice Hockey. It is composed of vulcanized rubber and may be called "Flat Ball." It is usually black and frozen before an ice hockey game. On a puck's face are league logos or silkscreen markings.

Ice Hockey Pucks have an overall diameter of 3” (76.2 mm) and height/thickness of 1” (25.4 mm). The mass of an Ice Hockey Puck is between 5.5-6 oz (156-170 g).

Dimensioned plan and elevation drawings of an Ice Hockey Puck measured with diameter and height
Ice Hockey Puck
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1” | 25.4 mm
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3” | 76.2 mm (Diameter)
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5.5-6 oz | 156-170 g
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Materials: Vulcanized Rubber

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Ice Hockey Puck side elevation, plan

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Auston Matthews
Height comparison diagram of Auston Matthews compared to other ice hockey players

While other athletes count their field success in talent and skills, America’s Auston Matthews athletic background may also have a lot in his ice hockey successes. In his childhood, he played baseball and hockey before settling for professional ice hockey. He plays the center position in the National Hockey League (NHL) and also as a captain for Toronto Maple Leafs. Before being drafted in the NHL, he played for the ZSC Lions and took home the Swiss Cup. Auston also won the Calder Memorial Trophy and Bob Johnson Award for his outstanding performance in the NHL. While representing the US in international tournaments, he won two gold medals in International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World U18 Championship and World U-17 Hockey Challenge.

Auston Matthews has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Set of illustrations of Auston Matthews in various ice hockey poses dimensioned with overall height
While other athletes count their field success in talent and skills, America’s Auston Matthews athletic background may also have a lot in his ice hockey successes. In his childhood, he played baseball and hockey before settling for professional ice hockey. He plays the center position.

Auston Matthews has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Set of illustrations of Auston Matthews in various ice hockey poses dimensioned with overall height
Auston Matthews
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6’3” | 1.91 m
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 2016—

Birthday
September 17, 1997

Drawings include:
Auston Matthews standing, ice hockey (various)

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