# Awesome Quiz On Hockey Rules.

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• 1.

### What's the maximum percentage of the salary cap that one player can earn in the 2005-2006 NHL season?

• A.

5%

• B.

20%

• C.

10%

• D.

15%

B. 20%
Explanation
In the 2005-2006 NHL season, the maximum percentage of the salary cap that one player could earn was 20%. This means that no player could earn more than 20% of the total salary cap for that season.

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• 2.

### What is the maximum salary for a NHL player in the 2005-2006 season?

• A.

\$5.6 Million

• B.

\$9.4 Million

• C.

\$3.2 Million

• D.

\$7.8 Million

D. \$7.8 Million
Explanation
In the 2005-2006 season, the maximum salary for a NHL player was \$7.8 million.

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• 3.

### What is the minimum salary for an NHL player during the 2005-2006 season?

• A.

150000

• B.

450000

• C.

300000

• D.

600000

B. 450000
Explanation
During the 2005-2006 season, the minimum salary for an NHL player was \$450,000. This means that no player could earn less than this amount during that particular season.

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• 4.

### What is the maximum salary that a NHL rookie may earn during the 2005-2006 season?

• A.

500000

• B.

850000

• C.

685000

• D.

450000

B. 850000
Explanation
During the 2005-2006 season, the maximum salary that a NHL rookie may earn is \$850,000. This means that no rookie player can earn more than this amount during that specific season.

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• 5.

### What is the maximum salary NHL players selected in the 2011 draft will draw?

• A.

925000

• B.

500000

• C.

875000

• D.

745000

A. 925000
Explanation
The maximum salary that NHL players selected in the 2011 draft will draw is \$925,000. This means that no player from the 2011 draft will earn more than this amount.

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• 6.

### Under the 2005-2006 NHL rules, how many years must a player play before qualifying for free agency?

• A.

0

• B.

11

• C.

7

• D.

5

C. 7
Explanation
Under the 2005-2006 NHL rules, a player must play for 7 years before qualifying for free agency. This means that after completing 7 years in the league, the player is eligible to sign with any team as a free agent, rather than being bound to their current team.

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• 7.

### Under the new 2005-2006 NHL rules, how many rounds does the Entry Draft have?

• A.

9

• B.

8

• C.

5

• D.

7

D. 7
Explanation
Under the new 2005-2006 NHL rules, the Entry Draft consists of 7 rounds.

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• 8.

### Why did the NHL make the "Biron Rule", named after Martin Biron?

• A.

• B.

To Restrict Numbers To 1 Through 98

• C.

To Limit The Number Of Fights

• D.

To Require More Playing Time

B. To Restrict Numbers To 1 Through 98
Explanation
The NHL made the "Biron Rule" to restrict player jersey numbers to the range of 1 through 98. This rule was named after Martin Biron, a former NHL goaltender who wore the number 00. The purpose of this rule is to prevent players from choosing unconventional or non-traditional numbers that may be difficult for officials and broadcasters to identify. By limiting the jersey numbers to a specific range, the NHL aims to maintain consistency and clarity in the game.

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• 9.

### The goal posts and crossbar of a hockey goal are painted what color?

• A.

Blue

• B.

Teal

• C.

Orange

• D.

Red

D. Red
Explanation
The goal posts and crossbar of a hockey goal are painted red. This is a standard practice in hockey to ensure visibility and contrast against the white ice. The color red is easily distinguishable and helps players, officials, and spectators identify the goal area accurately during gameplay.

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• 10.

### How many inter-conference games does an NHL team play in the regular season?

• A.

None

• B.

12

• C.

10

• D.

16

C. 10
Explanation
NHL teams play a total of 10 inter-conference games in the regular season. Inter-conference games are matches between teams from different conferences within the NHL. These games provide an opportunity for teams to compete against opponents from the other conference, which adds variety to the schedule and allows teams to face off against teams they don't regularly play against. The small number of inter-conference games ensures that teams primarily face opponents within their own conference, which helps to maintain a balanced schedule and determine playoff seeding based on performance within each conference.

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• 11.

### What is the minimum penalty for spearing when contact is not made by the hockey stick?

• A.

No Penalty

• B.

Minor Penalty

• C.

Double Minor Penalty

• D.

Major Penalty

C. Double Minor Penalty
Explanation
When contact is not made by the hockey stick during spearing, the minimum penalty is a Double Minor Penalty. This means that the player who committed the infraction will be sent to the penalty box for four minutes, and their team will be short-handed for that duration. This penalty is given to discourage dangerous actions and maintain fair play in hockey.

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• 12.

### What member of a hockey team wears a waffle pad?

• A.

Coach

• B.

Goalie

• C.

Referee

• D.

Linesman

B. Goalie
Explanation
In hockey, the goalie is the member of the team who wears a waffle pad. The waffle pad is a type of protective equipment worn by the goalie on their leg. It is designed to provide padding and protection against shots and impacts during the game. The other options, coach, referee, and linesman, do not typically wear waffle pads as part of their equipment.

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• 13.

### To what does the term "Texas Hat Trick" apply in hockey?

• A.

Goalie Stopping Three Penalty Shots

• B.

Player Scoring Four Goals

• C.

Player Scoring Five Goals

• D.

Team Scoring 10 Goals

B. Player Scoring Four Goals
Explanation
The term "Texas Hat Trick" in hockey applies to a player scoring four goals in a single game. This term is a variation of the traditional "hat trick," which refers to a player scoring three goals in a game. The addition of "Texas" signifies the achievement of scoring four goals, emphasizing the impressive performance of the player.

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• 14.

### In hockey, an automatic game misconduct is applied when a player gathers how many major penalties?

• A.

Five

• B.

Two

• C.

Seven

• D.

Three

D. Three
Explanation
In hockey, an automatic game misconduct is applied when a player gathers three major penalties. This means that if a player commits three major infractions during a game, they will be ejected from the game and will not be allowed to return. This penalty is intended to deter players from engaging in dangerous or unsportsmanlike behavior on the ice.

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• 15.

### What is the name of the semi-circular area in front of the timekeeper's bench on a hockey rink?

• A.

Referee's Circle

• B.

Referee's Crease

• C.

Timekeeper's Circle

• D.

Goal Crease

B. Referee's Crease
Explanation
The correct answer is Referee's Crease. This is the semi-circular area in front of the timekeeper's bench on a hockey rink. It is where the referee stands during the game and makes important calls. The crease is also where the goalie is positioned and is a critical area for determining goals and penalties.

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• 16.

### How many players are on an NHL team for any given game?

• A.

20

• B.

17

• C.

25

• D.

16

A. 20
Explanation
An NHL team has 20 players for any given game. This is the standard roster size for an NHL team, with 18 skaters and 2 goaltenders. The 18 skaters consist of 12 forwards and 6 defensemen. The team can choose which players to dress for each game based on tactics, injuries, and other factors. The 20-player roster allows for flexibility and options for the team's lineup during the game.

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• 17.

### Which penalty is called when a hockey player hits another player below the knee?

• A.

Clipping

• B.

Boarding

• C.

Spearing

• D.

High Sticking

A. Clipping
Explanation
Clipping is the penalty called when a hockey player hits another player below the knee. This is a dangerous and illegal move that can cause serious injuries to the targeted player. It involves intentionally using the lower body to obstruct or knock down an opponent by hitting them from behind and below the knee. Clipping is considered a serious offense in hockey and can result in penalties such as a minor or major penalty, or even a game misconduct.

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• 18.

### In hockey, where does the face-off occur after a successful penalty shot?

• A.

In The Opposite Zone

• B.

At Center Ice

• C.

Behind The Goal

• D.

In The Zone Of The Shot

B. At Center Ice
Explanation
After a successful penalty shot in hockey, the face-off occurs at center ice. This is because a penalty shot is taken from center ice, so it makes sense for the game to resume from that point. Center ice is a neutral zone, ensuring fairness and equal opportunity for both teams to regain possession of the puck.

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• 19.

### In hockey, what occurs when the puck is deflected into the goal by an official?

• A.

The Goal Is Disallowed

• B.

The Goal Stands, Official Remains

• C.

Goal Stands, Official Is Removed

• D.

Both Teams Are Credited With A Goal

A. The Goal Is Disallowed
Explanation
When the puck is deflected into the goal by an official in hockey, the goal is disallowed. This means that the goal does not count and the team who shot the puck does not receive a point.

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• 20.

### What is the minimum penalty for high-sticking in the NHL?

• A.

Minor Penalty

• B.

Double Minor Penalty

• C.

Game Misconduct Penalty

• D.

Major Penalty

A. Minor Penalty
Explanation
In the NHL, the minimum penalty for high-sticking is a Minor Penalty. High-sticking refers to when a player strikes an opponent with their stick above the shoulders, which can result in injury. A Minor Penalty is a two-minute penalty where the offending player must serve time in the penalty box, and their team plays shorthanded for the duration of the penalty. This penalty is less severe compared to a Double Minor Penalty, Game Misconduct Penalty, or Major Penalty, which carry longer penalties and potential ejections from the game.

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• 21.

### What hockey term refers to impeding the progress of an opposing player?

• A.

Icing

• B.

Cross Checking

• C.

Holding

• D.

Boarding

C. Holding
Explanation
Holding in hockey refers to the act of impeding the progress of an opposing player by using hands, arms, or any part of the body to grab or hold onto them. This is considered a penalty and can result in the player being sent to the penalty box for a specified amount of time. Holding is a common tactic used to slow down or prevent an opposing player from advancing with the puck.

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• 22.

### Which of these penalties does not have an official NHL hand signal?

• A.

Delaying The Game

• B.

High-Sticking

• C.

Boarding

• D.

Explanation
The penalty for headbutting does not have an official NHL hand signal because it is not a common or frequently occurring penalty in hockey. The other penalties listed, such as delaying the game, high-sticking, and boarding, are more common infractions that have established hand signals to indicate the penalty to players, officials, and fans. Headbutting is a dangerous and unsportsmanlike act that is not tolerated in the game, but it is not common enough to have its own specific hand signal.

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• 23.

### Which of these actions is a legal action in the NHL?

• A.

Throwing A Stick From The Bench

• B.

Sliding A Goalie His Stick

• C.

Playing Without A Stick

• D.

Playing With A Broken Stick

C. Playing Without A Stick
Explanation
Playing without a stick is a legal action in the NHL. Although it may put the player at a disadvantage, there is no specific rule in the NHL that prohibits a player from participating in the game without a stick. However, the player must drop or discard the broken stick and cannot use it to impede or interfere with other players.

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• 24.

### What color is the circular blue spot in the center of an NHL ice hockey rink?

• A.

Pink

• B.

Red

• C.

Green

• D.

Blue

D. Blue
Explanation
The circular blue spot in the center of an NHL ice hockey rink is blue because traditionally, the center ice circle is painted blue. This blue spot is used for various purposes during the game, such as face-offs and markings for player positioning. The blue color helps to distinguish this area from the rest of the ice surface and is a standard feature in NHL rinks.

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• 25.

### How many minutes before face-off must the visiting hockey team provide its lineup?

• A.

Five

• B.

Sixty

• C.

Fifteen

• D.

Twenty

D. Twenty
Explanation
The visiting hockey team must provide its lineup twenty minutes before face-off. This allows the referees and officials to review the lineup and ensure that all players are eligible to play. It also gives the home team time to review the lineup and make any necessary adjustments to their own strategy. Providing the lineup in advance helps to maintain fairness and transparency in the game.

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• 26.

### When a hockey player gets a puck out of his defensive zone, what term is used to describe it?

• A.

Saving The Puck

• B.

Breakaway

• C.

Stopping The Charge

• D.

Clearing The Puck

D. Clearing The Puck
Explanation
When a hockey player gets a puck out of his defensive zone, the term used to describe it is "Clearing The Puck." This refers to the action of the player successfully moving the puck away from their own defensive zone, preventing the opposing team from scoring or advancing towards their goal. It is an important defensive strategy to maintain control of the game and prevent the opposing team from gaining an advantage.

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• 27.

### How much time runs off the clock during a penalty shot in hockey?

• A.

The Time The Puck Is Moving

• B.

Zero Seconds

• C.

Fifteen Seconds

• D.

Five Seconds

B. Zero Seconds
Explanation
During a penalty shot in hockey, no time runs off the clock because the clock is stopped while the shot is being taken. This allows the player to take the shot without any time pressure and ensures that the penalty shot is fair for both teams. Therefore, the correct answer is "Zero Seconds."

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• 28.

### The term "carom" refers to which of these hockey actions or things?

• A.

Rebound Of The Puck

• B.

Stick-Handling Penalty

• C.

Pass To An Opponent

• D.

Protective Throat Guard

A. Rebound Of The Puck
Explanation
The term "carom" in hockey refers to the rebound of the puck. This means when the puck bounces off a surface, such as the boards or the goalie's pads, and changes direction. Caroms can be unpredictable and can create scoring opportunities or defensive challenges for the players.

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• 29.

### Which colors of tape are not allowed to be applied to hockey sticks?

• A.

Red

• B.

Yellow and Orange

• C.

There Are No Restrictions

• D.

Black and White

C. There Are No Restrictions
Explanation
The given answer states that there are no restrictions on the colors of tape that can be applied to hockey sticks. This means that players are free to use any color of tape they prefer, including red, yellow, orange, black, and white. There are no specific rules or regulations that dictate the allowed colors of tape for hockey sticks.

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• 30.

### Articles thrown onto the ice of a hockey rink by spectators won't result in a penalty in what situation?

• A.

When Thrown By Children

• B.

When Thrown At Home Players

• C.

When Thrown By Clowns

• D.

Following A Special Occasion

D. Following A Special Occasion
Explanation
Throwing articles onto the ice of a hockey rink by spectators is typically not penalized following a special occasion. This could include events such as a hat trick (when a player scores three goals in a game), a milestone achievement, or a significant team victory. In these situations, fans are often allowed to celebrate by throwing objects onto the ice as a form of tradition or celebration. However, it is important to note that this is not a universal rule and may vary depending on the specific hockey league or venue.

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