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    Business Listing   Iskate 81 - Greencastle, PA - Phone: (717) 597-2291


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    Helpful Definition for: Ice Hockey


    Ice Hockey, in Greencastle, isateam sportthat is played onice, where skaters hit apuckinto the opponent's net using their stick. This fast-paced physical sport is most popular in the areas that are sufficiently cold for natural reliable seasonal ice cover, such as theCzech Republic,Latvia, theNordic countries,Russia,Slovakia,Germany,Austria,Switzerlandbut mostly known to be played inCanadaand the northern latitudes of theUnited States. Ice hockey, being a full contact sport, has to deal with frequent injuries. Protective equipment are therefore highly recommended and are enforced in all competitive situations. These include helmets, shoulder pads, elbow pads, mouth guard, protective gloves, heavily padded shorts, athletic cups, shin pads, skates, and neck protectors. Goaltenders may additionally use different gears, neck guards, chest/arm protectors, blockers, catch gloves, and leg pads.

    Ice hockey in Greencastle is played on ahockey rink, involving six players, including goaltender, per side on the ice at any time, each of whom wearsice skates. The basic rule of the game is to scoregoalsby shooting a hardvulcanizedrubberdisc, called thepuck, into the opponent's goal net placed at the opposite end of the rink. The puck may be controlled by the players using a longstickwith a blade, usually curved at one end.

    Players are not allowed to hold the puck in their hand pass it to their teammates using their hands or to kick the puck into the opponent’s goal, unless they are in the defensive zone.

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