Ice Hockey Terms List Of Commonly Used Slang & Lingo

The following is a list of ice hockey terms commonly used by players, coaches, and sports enthusiasts.

A

B

  • Backchecking
  • Backhand Pass
  • Backhand Shot
  • Bad Ice
  • Barnburner
  • Bar Down
  • Beak
  • Behind The Net
  • Buzzer Beater
  • Bender
  • Best-On-Best
  • Bread Basket
  • Blocker
  • Blue Line
  • Blueliner
  • Boards
  • Body Check
  • Big Skate
  • Breakaway
  • Bully
  • Breakout
  • Biscuit
  • Biscuit In The Basket
  • Butt-Ending
  • Blow A Tire
  • Box
  • Broke Their Ankles
  • Boarding
  • Butterfly Style
  • Body Checking

C

  • Catcher
  • Captain
  • Cage
  • Centering Pass
  • Celly
  • Change On The Fly
  • Centre
  • Crashing The Net
  • Chirping
  • Checking From Behind
  • Clipping
  • Charging
  • Chiclets
  • Crashing The Net
  • Crossbar
  • Clipping
  • Check To The Head
  • Cross-Checking
  • Cycling
  • Coast To Coast
  • Cherry-Picking
  • Chiclets
  • Crease

D

  • Dangle
  • Dasher
  • Dead Puck
  • Defenceman
  • Dead Puck Era
  • Deke
  • Defender
  • Delayed Penalty
  • Double Minor
  • Diver
  • Drop Pass
  • Dump And Chase
  • Defensive zone
  • Duster

E

  • Elbowing
  • Empty Net
  • Egg
  • Empty Net Goal
  • Enforcer
  • Extra Attacker
  • Even Strength

F

  • Face-Off
  • Five On Five
  • Fight Strap
  • Finish The Check
  • Five-Hole
  • Faceoff Specialist
  • Forecheck
  • Freeze The Puck
  • Five On Three
  • Faceoff Spot
  • Flopper
  • Fighting
  • Full Strength
  • Face wash
  • Flow
  • Five On Four

G

  • Gap
  • Game Misconduct
  • Golden Goal
  • Garbage Goal
  • Grocery Stick
  • Geno
  • Goal Crease
  • Goose Egg
  • Goals Against Average
  • Grinder
  • Goon
  • Goal
  • Gordie Howe Hat Trick
  • Goal Line
  • Go-Ahead Goal
  • Gross Misconduct
  • Goal Judge
  • Goal Line Save
  • Goaltender

H

  • Half Wall
  • Hack
  • High Stick
  • Hand Pass
  • Head Contact
  • Hat Trick
  • Handcuffed
  • High Sticking
  • Healthy Scratch
  • Hip Check
  • Hash Marks
  • Hooking
  • Hit
  • Holding The Stick
  • Home Ice Advantage
  • Head-Butting
  • Howitzer
  • Head Fake
  • Holding

I

  • Icing
  • Iron Cross
  • Insurance Goal
  • Interference
  • Ice Resurfacer

J

  • Jock
  • Jill

K

  • Kneeing
  • Kicking

L

  • Limoges
  • Left-Wing
  • Left-Wing Lock
  • Light The Lamp
  • Line
  • Line Brawl
  • Linesman
  • Line Change
  • Lighting A Candle
  • Long Change

M

  • Michigan
  • Major Penalty
  • Muffin
  • Man Advantage
  • Misconduct
  • Match Penalty
  • Moon Shot
  • Minor Penalty

N

  • Neutral Zone
  • Natural Hat-Trick
  • Neutral Zone Trap
  • Net Front Presence
  • Netminder

O

  • Official
  • Offensive Zone
  • Own Goal
  • Odd-Man Rush
  • Overtime
  • Offside
  • Open Net
  • One Timer

P

  • Paddle
  • Penalty Kill
  • Pillows
  • Pepper Pot
  • Passive Box
  • Poke Check
  • Playoff Beard
  • Pond Hockey
  • Post-Game Handshake
  • Penalty Shot
  • Plug
  • Power Play
  • Penalty Box
  • Pull The Goalie
  • Playmaker
  • Phantom Assist
  • Power Forward
  • Plus-Minus
  • Power Move
  • Puckdeeps
  • Pest
  • Poke Checking

Q

  • Quick Whistle
  • Quarterback

R

  • Rink
  • Red Line
  • Rebound
  • Right Wing
  • Rhombus
  • Rejected
  • Referee
  • Roughing
  • Referee’s Crease
  • Riding The Pine

S

  • Shot On Goal
  • Saucer Pass
  • Shorthanded
  • SnapShot
  • Sunburn
  • Skatemill
  • Short-Handed Goal
  • Screened Shot
  • Shootout
  • Stripes
  • Shortside
  • Shutout
  • Save
  • Slap Shot
  • Shutdown Pair
  • Shaft
  • Split The D
  • Stick Checking
  • Snow Shower
  • Sieve
  • Slashing
  • Scoring Chance
  • Slew Foot
  • Shift
  • Stickhandling
  • Sin Bin
  • Shortie
  • Scoop
  • Spearing
  • Stay-At-Home Defenseman
  • Spitting Chiclets
  • Suicide Pass
  • Stack The Pads
  • Sniper
  • Slot
  • Slew Foot
  • Shutdown Player
  • Stroke
  • Stand On Your Head
  • Special Teams
  • Slow Whistle
  • Skater
  • Standup Goalie

T

  • Tag up
  • Takeaway
  • Tilt
  • Tendy
  • Tap-in
  • Tarp
  • Tripping
  • Takeaway
  • Trolley Tracks
  • Top Shelf
  • True Freshman
  • Twig
  • Two-Way Forward
  • Trap
  • Toepick
  • Throwing Their Stick
  • Trapezoid
  • Turnbuckle

U

  • Umbrella
  • Unsportsmanlike
  • Up The Gut

V

  • Video Goal Judge

W

  • Waffle
  • Waffle-Boarding
  • War Room
  • Wheel
  • Wheelhouse
  • Wholesale Change
  • Winger
  • Wrap Around
  • Wrist Shot

X

  • ——–

Y

  • Yard Sale

Z

  • Zamboni
  • Zebra
  • Zone
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