Learn the Ins and Outs of Hockey Through English Vocab!

Living in Denver gives you many opportunities to watch some great hockey games. Every winter a new season of the National Hockey League begins and Denverites rejoice in watching the Colorado Avalanche in hopes of bringing the glory of a Stanley Cup (the national championship) back to Denver. Additionally, Denver is the host of another nationally-recognized hockey team—the University of Denver Pioneers.

Hockey is a popular sport in many cold weather cities across the United States and Canada—and in winter, Denver is definitely cold (but beautiful)! When you are not skiing, snowboarding, or tubing in the mountains, enjoying a Denver Nuggets (basketball) or Denver Broncos (American football) game, or sitting inside with a hot cup of cider watching the snow fall outside, you could be urging the Avalanche or Pioneers on to victory by slapping the boards down by the ice when the players are nearby.

For those of you that are not as familiar with hockey, here are some terms that may be useful for understanding the game.

Puck – the hard rubber disc-shaped object that players hit with their sticks to try to score goals.

Check – when a player forcibly uses their body to rid the opponent of the puck. Similar to a tackle, but you may not leave your feet.

Face-off – when the referee drops the puck between two opposing players to resume or start play.

Save – a shot blocked by the goaltender that would have been a goal if not blocked.

Power Play – a one- or two-player advantage a team has when the opposing player(s) commits penalties that result in time off the ice rink.

Now, if you watch the game in person or on TV, you will be able to keep up with some of the terminology being thrown around in the fast-paced game of hockey. If you would like to go see a game in person, ask your friendly staff at BridgeEnglish to help you!

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