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
Browse through our curated Ice Hockey Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Ice Hockey. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.
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6’3” | 1.91 m
September 17, 1985
Alex Ovechkin
191.000
1985.00
48000
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Alex Ovechkin
6’3” | 1.91 m
September 17, 1997
Auston Matthews
191.000
1997.00
30000
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Auston Matthews
6’0” | 1.83 m
March 20, 1948
Bobby Orr
183.000
1948.00
20000
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Bobby Orr
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 13, 1997
Connor McDavid
185.000
1997.00
38000
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Connor McDavid
6’0” | 1.83 m
March 31, 1928
Gordie Howe
183.000
1928.00
21000
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Gordie Howe
48” | 120 cm (Inside)
72” | 180 cm (Inside)
40” | 100 cm
Ice Hockey Goal
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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
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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
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Jaromír Jágr
6’2” | 1.88 m
November 28, 1984
Marc-André Fleury
188.000
1984.00
25600
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Marc-André Fleury
6’4” | 1.93 m
October 5, 1965
Mario Lemieux
193.000
1965.00
21000
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Mario Lemieux
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 19, 1988
Patrick Kane
178.000
1988.00
35000
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Patrick Kane
5’11” | 1.80 m
August 7, 1987
Sidney Crosby
180.000
1987.00
58000
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Sidney Crosby
6’1” | 1.85 m
November 14, 1991
Taylor Hall
185.000
1991.00
44000
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Taylor Hall
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 26, 1961
Wayne Gretzky
183.000
1961.00
93000
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Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Goal
Front elevation drawing of an Ice Hockey goal with hockey goalie and dimensions

Ice Hockey Goals are placed on each end of the Ice Hockey Rink and are used for scoring points in a game of Ice Hockey. To score a goal, the entire hockey puck must cross the goal that is being defended by the goalie (goaltender). Ice Hock Goals are constructed of bent tubed steel and a net to catch any made shot.

For professional ice hockey, the opening of the goal is 72” (180 cm) wide, 48” (120 cm) high, and has a depth of 40” (100 cm). This opening is held rigid by a metal tube frame that is roughly 2” (5 cm) in diameter and is enclosed by mesh net with an opening size of 1 5/8” (4.1 cm). The base of the goal is rounded with 18" (45.7 cm) radii and an overall width of 88” (223.5 cm).

Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Ice Hockey Goal showing width, height, and depth
Ice Hockey Goals are placed on each end of the Ice Hockey Rink and are used for scoring points in a game of Ice Hockey. To score a goal, the entire hockey puck must cross the goal that is being defended by the goalie (goaltender). Ice Hock Goals are constructed of bent tubed steel and a net.

For professional ice hockey, the opening of the goal is 72” (180 cm) wide, 48” (120 cm) high, and has a depth of 40” (100 cm). This opening is held rigid by a metal tube frame that is roughly 2” (5 cm) in diameter and is enclosed by mesh net with an opening size of 1 5/8” (4.1 cm). The base of the goal is rounded with 18" (45.7 cm) radii and an overall width of 88” (223.5 cm).

Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Ice Hockey Goal showing width, height, and depth
Ice Hockey Goal
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48” | 120 cm (Inside)
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72” | 180 cm (Inside)
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Overall Width: 88” | 223.5 cm
Side Radius:
18” | 45.7 cm
Net Mesh Size:
1.625” | 4.1 cm
Posts (Diameter):
2” | 5 cm
Materials:
Metal frame, cloth net mesh

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Ice hockey goal front elevation, elevation (goalie), side, top

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Ice Hockey Rink - International
Size comparison drawing of an Ice Hockey Rink compared to the size of a Field Hockey Pitch and basketball court

International Ice Hockey Rinks are the standard iced-playing field for the sport of Ice Hockey and are used for international competitions, such as the Winter Olympics, and for play throughout Europe. Compared to North American Ice Hockey Rinks, International rinks are larger in width by 13.1’ (4 m).

The rink is divided up by the center line, blue lines, and goal lines. Ice Hockey Rinks feature nine faceoff spots: one center faceoff, four in the neutral zone and four in the end zones. Each side features a goal crease in front of the goal.

International ice hockey rinks measure 200.13’ (61 m) in length, 98.42’ (30 m) in width, and have corner radii of 27.88’ (8.5 m). The total area of an International ice hockey rink is 19,000 ft² (1,765 m²). The blue lines are located 29’ (8.83 m) from center and the goal lines are at 13.1’ (4 m) from the side boards. All faceoff circles have a diameter of 29.5’ (9 m) and spot diameter of 2’ (.6 m) except for the center faceoff which is 1’ (.3 m). The end zone faceoffs are centered at 22’ (6.7 m) from the goal lines and the neutral zone faceoffs are 5’ (1.5 m) from the blue lines. The goal creases in front of the goals are 12’ (3.66 m) diameter.

Measured drawing with dimensions of an official International Ice Hockey Rink
International Ice Hockey Rinks are the standard iced-playing field for the sport of Ice Hockey and are used for international competitions, such as the Winter Olympics, and for play throughout Europe. Compared to North American Ice Hockey Rinks, International rinks are larger in width.

International ice hockey rinks measure 200.13’ (61 m) in length, 98.42’ (30 m) in width, and have corner radii of 27.88’ (8.5 m). The total area of an International ice hockey rink is 19,000 ft² (1,765 m²). The blue lines are located 29’ (8.83 m) from center and the goal lines are at 13.1’ (4 m) from the side boards. All faceoff circles have a diameter of 29.5’ (9 m) and spot diameter of 2’ (.6 m) except for the center faceoff which is 1’ (.3 m). The end zone faceoffs are centered at 22’ (6.7 m) from the goal lines and the neutral zone faceoffs are 5’ (1.5 m) from the blue lines. The goal creases in front of the goals are 12’ (3.66 m) diameter.

Measured drawing with dimensions of an official International Ice Hockey Rink
Ice Hockey Rink - International
Height:
11.5’ | 3.5 m (Overall Safety Wall)
Width:
98.42’ | 30 m
Length:
200.13’ | 61 m
Depth:
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Area:
19,000 ft² | 1,765 m²

Corner Radius: 27.88’ | 8.5 m
Blue Lines (from center): 29' | 8.83 m
Goal Line (from boards): 13.1’ | 4 m
Goal Crease: 12’ | 3.66 m (Diameter)
Faceoff Spots (Center): 1’ | .3 m
Faceoff Spots: 2’ | .6 m
Faceoff Circles: 29.5’ | 9 m
Faceoff (Neutral Zone from blue line): 5’ | 1.5 m
Faceoff (End Zone from goal line): 22’ | 6.7 m
Referee’s Crease: 19.75’ | 6 m (Diameter)
Surface Materials: Thin layer of ice over level painted concrete subsurface

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International Ice Hockey Rink plan

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Bobby Orr
Scaled height comparison illustration of Bobby Orr in relation to other ice hockey players

Canada's Bobby Orr is your best bet if you are looking for a defenseman who has also won the league scoring title. He started as a forward, making use of his skating abilities for ball control. Bobby is credited with revolutionizing the defenseman position thanks to his speed, playmaking abilities, and scoring prowess. The former ice hockey player played for Boston Bruins and Chicago Black Hawk in the National Hockey League (NHL) and is considered the greatest in ice hockey. He retired with two Art Ross Trophies, eight Norris Trophies, two Stanley Cups, and three Hart Trophies, besides being the youngest player to be admitted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Bobby Orr has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Group of drawings of Bobby Orr in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Canada's Bobby Orr is your best bet if you are looking for a defenseman who has also won the league scoring title. He started as a forward, making use of his skating abilities for ball control. Bobby is credited with revolutionizing the defenseman position thanks to his speed and playmaking.

Bobby Orr has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Group of drawings of Bobby Orr in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Bobby Orr
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Nationality: Canada

Years Active: 1966-1978

Birthday
March 20, 1948

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Bobby Orr standing, ice hockey (various)

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Mario Lemieux
Scaled height comparison illustration of Mario Lemieux in relation to other ice hockey players

Mario Lemieux is a Canadian-American former ice hockey player whose large size did not stop him from beating opponents with fakes and dekes. He was labeled "Le Magnifique" for being one of the best-gifted players in ice hockey. Mario won the Stanley Cup both as a player and as an owner of his former club, the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is credited with leading Canada to an Olympic gold medal, 2004 World Cup of Hockey Championship, and Canada Cup. He has won the Lester B. Pearson Award four times, the Hart Trophy on three occasions, Art Ross Trophy six times, and a Conn Smythe Trophy. These achievements saw him inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame.

Mario Lemieux has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Group of drawings of Mario Lemieux in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Mario Lemieux is a Canadian-American former ice hockey player whose large size did not stop him from beating opponents with fakes and dekes. He was labeled "Le Magnifique" for being one of the best-gifted players in ice hockey. Mario won the Stanley Cup both as a player and owner of the Penguins.

Mario Lemieux has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Group of drawings of Mario Lemieux in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Mario Lemieux
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Nationality: Canada

Years Active: 1984-1997, 2000-2006

Birthday
October 5, 1965

Drawings include:
Mario Lemieux standing, ice hockey (various)

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Sidney Crosby
Height comparison diagram of Sidney Crosby compared to other ice hockey players

Sidney Crosby, a professional ice hockey player from Canada, quickly replicated his junior career successes in the international arena, winning both the Mark Messier Leadership Award and the Maurice Richard Trophy twice. He plays center position and captains the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League (NHL) and is dubbed as "The Next One." Sidney has won the Art Ross Trophy two times, Hart Memorial Trophy two times, Ted Lindsay Award three times, Stanley Cup three times, Conn Smythe Trophy two times, World Junior Gold Medal, two Olympic Gold Medal, World Championship Gold Medal, World Cup of Hockey Gold Medal, President's Cup, and Canada Post Cup.

Sidney Crosby has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Set of illustrations of Sidney Crosby in various ice hockey poses dimensioned with overall height
Sidney Crosby, a professional ice hockey player from Canada, quickly replicated his junior career successes in the international arena, winning both the Mark Messier Leadership Award and the Maurice Richard Trophy twice. He plays center position and captains the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL.

Sidney Crosby has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Set of illustrations of Sidney Crosby in various ice hockey poses dimensioned with overall height
Sidney Crosby
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Nationality: Canada

Years Active: 2005—

Birthday
August 7, 1987

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Sidney Crosby standing, ice hockey (various)

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