Meaning of ice hockey in English:

ice hockey

Pronunciation /ˈʌɪs hɒki/

Translate ice hockey into Spanish


mass noun
  • A fast contact sport played on an ice rink between two teams of six skaters, who attempt to drive a small rubber disc or puck into the opposing goal with hooked or angled sticks. It developed from field hockey in Canada in the second half of the 19th century.

    ‘There is even a newish ice rink and ice hockey team, called the Belfast Giants.’
    • ‘We also had two decent standard athletics clubs, two half decent ice-hockey teams and Britain's second best ice dancers.’
    • ‘Two female ice skaters practicing on the ice are crowded off of it by the arrival of two male ice hockey teams.’
    • ‘Players need to be brave as well as bright, and adherents claim it is the second fastest team sport in the world, after ice hockey.’
    • ‘They actually turn up at stadiums to cheer their baseball and football and ice hockey teams.’
    • ‘The bonds which exist between Canada and ice hockey extend far beyond mere sport and spectator.’
    • ‘Protesters had hoped the new rink would open at the same time for all the ice skaters and ice hockey players who train there.’
    • ‘Other nations, like Slovenia, are more interested in ice hockey, skiing or basketball.’
    • ‘The aim is to provide ice skating and ice hockey training for schools in West Bradford.’
    • ‘The city breeds ice-hockey players, speed skaters, gold-medal wrestlers, world-champion ice-speedway riders, and mammoth rugby forwards.’
    • ‘He bought the football club and then spent millions of pounds adding rugby, basketball and ice-hockey teams.’
    • ‘While training to run a half-marathon, Beej is playing on a men's ice hockey team.’
    • ‘They are destined to be outshone forever by a bunch of under-achievers known as the Maple Leafs, the city's ice hockey team.’
    • ‘Some rated it as possibly even more important than Canada's 1972 Olympic ice hockey victory over Russia.’
    • ‘Sweden finally beat Canada at the world ice hockey championship but there was no gold medal at stake on Saturday.’
    • ‘Texol also sponsors the local Dundee Texol Stars ice hockey team.’
    • ‘The University of Waterloo is now proud to have a women's ice hockey team.’
    • ‘Then we hope that we can build up or form ice hockey teams, and run regular competitions.’
    • ‘Nobody from Blackburn Hawks ice hockey team was available for comment.’
    • ‘He captained the Swindon Cubs under-tens ice hockey team to the national finals last season.’