How big is a hockey rink?

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An NHL rink is now a standard size, but that hasn’t always been the case. Also, ice rinks in different leagues and countries are still different sizes, which can lead to some needed adjustments when players compete in international competitions and interleague exhibition matchups. The National Hockey League had a …

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What Is Offsides In Ice Hockey?

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Offsides is a rule designed to prevent offensive players from not going back on defense, and just hanging out in the attacking zone. If the attacking player was allowed to sit in front of the goalie without the defensive team having time to get back to their defensive zone. There …

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What is a Power Play in Hockey?

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Each of the five major professional sports played in North America assesses penalties differently. Football, basketball, ice hockey, baseball, and soccer all have specific ways of dealing with rules infractions. In each sport, these infractions are wide-ranging and can occur during play and sometimes before and after the action. Referees …

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What is a Hat Trick in Hockey?

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Hockey is a fast-paced sport that a lot of fans watch for the fast, back and forth play, hitting, and skilled stick moves. Of course, the goal of each hockey game is to score more than your opponent. This puts a lot of emphasis on offensive players, and the different …

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What is Icing in Hockey

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To the untrained eye, hockey is a fast sport where players skate around and hit one another, chasing a puck. However, in this sport, there are numerous intricate rules that players need to follow, including how to hit and where the puck is allowed to go. A lot of people …

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NHL Arenas Seating Capacity

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Below is a list of the seating capacity for all NHL ice rinks. Each arena will seat more/less for different events, but this list below is specific to hockey games. See the NHL arena in the first column, the total seats and capacity for 2021-22 NHL ice hockey events in …

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