What is the Plus/Minus stat in Hockey? (with Examples)

Have you ever looked at hockey player statistics and saw a plus/minus category (typically shown as +/-) but have no idea what it means? I don’t blame you for not knowing as in my opinion it is one of the worst statistics used to judge players. So what is plus/minus in hockey? Plus/minus is a … Read more

What is Icing in Hockey? Guide for Beginners (with Photos!)

You’re watching the game and you hear the referee’s whistle. Icing? What does that mean? If this sounds familiar, this article will help you understand just what is Icing in hockey and how the rule works. Icing is one of the oddest rules in hockey. It is also one of the easiest to understand, yet … Read more

What Skates does Patrick Kane wear? (Brand and Model)

Patrick Kane has proven that he is one of the best. He’s a three-time All-Star with the Chicago Blackhawk. He also has won several of the NHL’s most notable awards including the Conn Smythe Trophy, the Hart Memorial Trophy, the Ted Lindsay Award, and the Art Ross Trophy. And, he has had his name etched … Read more

Ice Hockey 101 – A Beginners Guide

If you don’t know how to play hockey, learn. If you quit, get back out there. – David Walton As I tell my kids in just about anything they do – you’ll never learn if you don’t try. Ice hockey is the exact same way! We’ve created this Beginners guide to Ice Hockey – otherwise … Read more

What is a Power Play in Hockey? (Explained for Beginners)

Without a doubt, there are many rules in hockey that you should learn if you want to become an expert. One thing you might be wondering while watching a game is why people are cheering for something they call a “power play”. So what is a power play in hockey exactly? A power play occurs … Read more

What is cross checking in Hockey? (What the Rules say)

Hockey is a game that involves hitting, but the hitting needs to follow the rules! By the time hockey players reach the NHL, they know the rules and they know how to avoid taking penalties for them. Cross checking is one of those penalties that most players know well, and are easily understood by fans. … Read more