Hockey Ultimate Knowledge Trivia! Quiz

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  • 1. 

    If a hockey goalie is removed for an extra attacker, when may he return?

    • A.

      Only If His Team Scores

    • B.

      Not At All

    • C.

      Only At Stoppage Of Play

    • D.

      At Any Time

    Correct Answer
    C. Only At Stoppage Of Play
    Explanation
    When a hockey goalie is removed for an extra attacker, he may only return to the game at a stoppage of play. This means that the goalie cannot return while the game is in progress and can only rejoin the game when there is a break in play, such as a whistle or a goal being scored. This rule ensures that the goalie does not disrupt the flow of the game and allows for a fair and organized return to play.

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  • 2. 

    What hockey term means "a pass to a teammate who is trying for a breakaway"?

    • A.

      Forward Pass

    • B.

      Rush Pass

    • C.

      Cram Pass

    • D.

      Break Pass

    Correct Answer
    D. Break Pass
    Explanation
    A break pass in hockey refers to a pass made to a teammate who is attempting to break away from the opposing team's defense and make a scoring opportunity. This pass is usually made with the intention of quickly advancing the puck and catching the opposing team off guard. It allows the teammate to receive the pass and have a clear path towards the opponent's goal, increasing the chances of scoring.

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  • 3. 

    What color helmet must hockey referees wear?

    • A.

      Blue

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Pink

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    D. Black
    Explanation
    Hockey referees must wear black helmets because it helps them stand out from the players on the ice. The black color provides a clear contrast against the white ice and the colorful jerseys of the players, making it easier for the referees to be identified by both the players and the spectators. Additionally, the black color is often associated with authority and professionalism, which further enhances the referee's role in maintaining fair play during the game.

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  • 4. 

    What is the maximum allowed weight for an NHL puck?

    • A.

      Six Ounces

    • B.

      Sixteen Ounces

    • C.

      Three Ounces

    • D.

      Eight Ounces

    Correct Answer
    A. Six Ounces
    Explanation
    The maximum allowed weight for an NHL puck is six ounces. This weight is standardized to ensure consistency and fairness in the game. A puck that is too heavy could affect the players' ability to handle and shoot it accurately. Conversely, a puck that is too light may not have the desired impact or feel on the ice. Therefore, six ounces is the optimal weight for NHL pucks.

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  • 5. 

    The lower opaque portion of the wall around a hockey rink is known by what name?

    • A.

      Cage

    • B.

      Restraining Wall

    • C.

      Boundary

    • D.

      Boards

    Correct Answer
    D. Boards
    Explanation
    The lower opaque portion of the wall around a hockey rink is known as "boards." These boards are typically made of fiberglass or acrylic and are designed to contain the puck within the playing area. They also serve as a barrier to protect the spectators from flying pucks and players. The boards are an essential element of the hockey rink, providing structure and defining the boundaries of the game.

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  • 6. 

    How is an elbowing penalty signaled by an official?

    • A.

      By Bending The Arm At The Elbow

    • B.

      By Tapping The Forehead

    • C.

      By Tapping The Elbow

    • D.

      By Touching The Elbows Together

    Correct Answer
    C. By Tapping The Elbow
    Explanation
    An elbowing penalty is signaled by an official by tapping the elbow. This action is used to indicate that a player has committed a violation by using their elbow to make contact with an opponent. By tapping the elbow, the official is signaling to the players, coaches, and spectators that a penalty has been assessed for this infraction. This visual cue helps to maintain fairness and enforce the rules of the game.

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  • 7. 

    In hockey, what will cause a major penalty to be assessed for clipping?

    • A.

      The Clipping Prevents A Goal

    • B.

      The Clipping Results In Injury

    • C.

      The Clipping Occurs In Overtime

    • D.

      Second Clipping Penalty Of Game

    Correct Answer
    B. The Clipping Results In Injury
    Explanation
    A major penalty is assessed for clipping in hockey when the action of clipping results in injury. Clipping refers to an illegal action where a player hits or checks an opponent from behind and at or below the knees, causing the opponent to be off balance or fall. This type of hit can be dangerous and often leads to injuries, which is why a major penalty is given to the player committing the act.

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  • 8. 

    What is the maximum goal penalty for having an ineligible player on ice during a hockey game?

    • A.

      All Goals Scored By That Player

    • B.

      One Goal

    • C.

      Zero Goals

    • D.

      Three Goals

    Correct Answer
    B. One Goal
    Explanation
    If a team has an ineligible player on the ice during a hockey game, the maximum penalty is one goal. This means that if the team with the ineligible player scores a goal, it will be disallowed and the opposing team will be awarded one goal. This penalty is meant to deter teams from intentionally playing ineligible players and gaining an unfair advantage.

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  • 9. 

    How long is a hockey goalkeeper, not being checked, allowed to hold the puck?

    • A.

      One Second

    • B.

      10 Seconds

    • C.

      Three Seconds

    • D.

      Five Seconds

    Correct Answer
    C. Three Seconds
    Explanation
    A hockey goalkeeper, when not being checked, is allowed to hold the puck for a maximum of three seconds. This rule is in place to ensure that the game flows smoothly and to prevent the goalkeeper from unnecessarily delaying the game. By limiting the time the goalkeeper can hold the puck, it encourages quick decision-making and keeps the game fast-paced.

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  • 10. 

    How many wild-card teams from each NHL conference go to the playoffs?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    D. Five
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Five," is incorrect. In the NHL, only two wild-card teams from each conference go to the playoffs.

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  • 11. 

    What name is given to the hockey penalty incurred when one player bites an opponent?

    • A.

      Roughing

    • B.

      Incising

    • C.

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct

    • D.

      Dangerous Fighting

    Correct Answer
    C. Unsportsmanlike Conduct
    Explanation
    Unsportsmanlike Conduct is the correct answer because biting an opponent in hockey is considered a violation of fair play and sportsmanship. Biting is not only dangerous and harmful but also goes against the principles of fair competition. It is a serious offense that can result in penalties, suspensions, and disciplinary actions against the player who commits such an act.

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  • 12. 

    What term refers to a hockey player's inappropriately directing the puck to a teammate with a hand?

    • A.

      Scoop Pass

    • B.

      Hand Pass

    • C.

      Long Pass

    • D.

      Air Pass

    Correct Answer
    B. Hand Pass
    Explanation
    A hand pass in hockey refers to a player inappropriately directing the puck to a teammate using their hand instead of their stick. This is considered a violation of the rules as players are only allowed to use their stick to handle the puck. A hand pass can result in a stoppage of play and a faceoff in the offending team's defensive zone.

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  • 13. 

    When might teams play five-on-five in an NHL regular-season overtime?

    • A.

      If Coaches Agree To It

    • B.

      In The Last Game Of The Year

    • C.

      In The Last Minute Of Overtime

    • D.

      Due To Overlapping Penalties

    Correct Answer
    D. Due To Overlapping Penalties
    Explanation
    Teams might play five-on-five in an NHL regular-season overtime due to overlapping penalties. This means that if both teams have players serving penalties at the same time, the teams will continue to play with five skaters on each side instead of going to four-on-four or three-on-three. This situation can occur if players from both teams commit penalties simultaneously or if penalties are called on both teams within a short time frame. In such cases, the teams will continue to play with a full complement of players until the penalties expire.

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  • 14. 

    How many goals did Sami Kapanen score in the NHL playoffs after the 2001-02 season?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Seven

    • C.

      Eight

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    D. One
    Explanation
    Sami Kapanen scored only one goal in the NHL playoffs after the 2001-02 season.

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  • 15. 

    What hockey penalty is assessed if a player's protective equipment is not properly covered?

    • A.

      Major Penalty

    • B.

      Minor Penalty

    • C.

      Misconduct Penalty

    • D.

      Game Misconduct Penalty

    Correct Answer
    B. Minor Penalty
    Explanation
    If a player's protective equipment is not properly covered in hockey, a minor penalty is assessed. This means that the player will have to serve a two-minute penalty in the penalty box, and their team will be short-handed for that duration. This penalty is given to ensure the safety of the players and to maintain fair play.

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  • 16. 

    Which type of penalty lasts four minutes in the NHL?

    • A.

      Double Minor Penalty

    • B.

      Major Penalty

    • C.

      Minor Penalty

    • D.

      Misconduct Penalty

    Correct Answer
    A. Double Minor Penalty
    Explanation
    A double minor penalty in the NHL lasts four minutes. This type of penalty is assessed when a player commits a minor infraction that results in double the usual penalty time. It is typically given for more serious offenses, such as high-sticking or drawing blood from an opponent. The longer duration of this penalty allows the opposing team to have an extended power play, increasing their chances of scoring.

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  • 17. 

    What has to be over the blue line for a hockey player to be called for offsides?

    • A.

      His Entire Body

    • B.

      Any Part Of His Equipment

    • C.

      Both His Skates

    • D.

      His Stick

    Correct Answer
    C. Both His Skates
    Explanation
    To be called for offsides in hockey, both of the player's skates need to be over the blue line. This rule is in place to ensure that players do not enter the offensive zone ahead of the puck, maintaining a fair and level playing field. If any part of the player's body or equipment crosses the blue line before the puck, it does not result in an offsides call. The key factor is the position of the skates in relation to the blue line.

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  • 18. 

    What action should hockey officials take if players refuse to play the puck for various reasons?

    • A.

      Give All On-Ice Players Penalties

    • B.

      Give Teams Bench Minor Penalties

    • C.

      Stop Play, Call A Face-Off

    • D.

      Kick The Puck Towards One Goal

    Correct Answer
    C. Stop Play, Call A Face-Off
    Explanation
    If players refuse to play the puck for various reasons, hockey officials should stop play and call a face-off. This means that the game will be paused and a new play will start with the puck being dropped at the face-off spot. This action is taken to ensure fair play and to maintain the rules and regulations of the game. It allows the officials to address any issues or concerns that may have caused the players to refuse to play the puck.

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  • 19. 

    What name is given to the award for the NHL's most valuable player?

    • A.

      Lou Kaplan Trophy

    • B.

      Stanley Cup

    • C.

      Vezina Trophy

    • D.

      Hart Memorial Trophy

    Correct Answer
    D. Hart Memorial Trophy
    Explanation
    The Hart Memorial Trophy is awarded to the NHL's most valuable player. It is named after Dr. David Hart, who was the father of Cecil Hart, a former coach and manager of the Montreal Canadiens. The trophy has been awarded annually since 1924 and is voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. It is considered one of the most prestigious individual awards in the NHL.

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  • 20. 

    If a hockey game goes to overtime in a 5-on-3, what will the strength be when overtime starts?

    • A.

      5-On-3

    • B.

      3-On-3

    • C.

      4-On-3

    • D.

      4-On-4

    Correct Answer
    A. 5-On-3
    Explanation
    When a hockey game goes to overtime in a 5-on-3 situation, it means that one team has two players in the penalty box while the other team has three players on the ice. Therefore, when overtime starts, the strength will still be 5-on-3, with the team that had the advantage during regulation still having the numerical advantage.

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  • 21. 

    What hockey penalty is assessed when an opponent is hit by a stick above the shoulders?

    • A.

      Cross-Checking

    • B.

      High-Sticking

    • C.

      Icing

    • D.

      Boarding

    Correct Answer
    B. High-Sticking
    Explanation
    High-Sticking is the correct answer because in hockey, a penalty is assessed when an opponent is hit by a stick above the shoulders. This is considered a dangerous play as it can cause injury to the opponent. High-Sticking refers to the act of a player's stick making contact with an opponent's head or face area, and it is penalized to ensure player safety and fair play.

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  • 22. 

    What hockey penalty involves multiple steps leading into a hard check of an opponent?

    • A.

      Rushing

    • B.

      Striking

    • C.

      Charging

    • D.

      Illegal Motion

    Correct Answer
    C. Charging
    Explanation
    Charging is the correct answer because it involves multiple steps leading into a hard check of an opponent. Charging occurs when a player takes more than three strides or jumps into an opponent to deliver a hit. It is considered a penalty because it can lead to dangerous and potentially injurious collisions on the ice.

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  • 23. 

    What hockey term is defined as stabbing at an opponent with the point of the stick blade?

    • A.

      Hooking

    • B.

      Offside

    • C.

      Slashing

    • D.

      Spearing

    Correct Answer
    D. Spearing
    Explanation
    Spearing is a hockey term that refers to the act of stabbing at an opponent with the point of the stick blade. This action is considered illegal and can result in penalties or suspensions. It is a dangerous move that can cause serious injury to the targeted player.

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  • 24. 

    What hockey term applies to a goal scored by a team which has reduced strength due to penalties?

    • A.

      Sub-Strength Goal

    • B.

      Short-Handed Goal

    • C.

      Penalty Shot

    • D.

      Penalty Kill

    Correct Answer
    B. Short-Handed Goal
    Explanation
    A "Short-Handed Goal" is the correct answer because it refers to a goal scored by a team that is at a numerical disadvantage due to penalties. When a team is short-handed, it means they have fewer players on the ice than their opponent due to one or more players serving a penalty. Despite being down a player or two, if the team with fewer players scores a goal, it is considered a short-handed goal.

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  • 25. 

    In hockey, what is the name for the area between an opponent's blue line and their goal?

    • A.

      Offensive Zone

    • B.

      Attacking Zone

    • C.

      Red Zone

    • D.

      War Zone

    Correct Answer
    B. Attacking Zone
    Explanation
    The area between an opponent's blue line and their goal in hockey is called the attacking zone. This is where the offensive team tries to score goals and create scoring opportunities. It is the area where the team with possession of the puck has the most offensive freedom and is closest to the opponent's goal, making it an important area for generating offense.

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  • 26. 

    What is the first tiebreaker for playoff seeding in the NHL?

    • A.

      Team Wins

    • B.

      Team Points

    • C.

      Team Goals For

    • D.

      Team Losses

    Correct Answer
    B. Team Points
    Explanation
    The first tiebreaker for playoff seeding in the NHL is team points. This means that if two or more teams have the same number of points at the end of the regular season, the team with the higher number of points will be ranked higher in the playoff standings. Points are earned through wins and overtime losses, with more points awarded for a win than for an overtime loss. Therefore, team points serve as a measure of overall performance and success throughout the season.

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  • 27. 

    How many times can a team call time out during an NHL playoff game?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    B. 1
    Explanation
    In an NHL playoff game, a team can only call a time out once. This means that they have the opportunity to stop the game and strategize or regroup only once during the entire game. Calling a time out can be a crucial decision for a team, as it allows them to rest, make necessary adjustments, or disrupt the momentum of the opposing team. Therefore, it is important for teams to use their time out wisely and at the most opportune moment.

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  • 28. 

    What is the maximum length of a goaltender's pads for the 2005-2006 NHL season?

    • A.

      24"

    • B.

      36"

    • C.

      38"

    • D.

      32"

    Correct Answer
    C. 38"
    Explanation
    The maximum length of a goaltender's pads for the 2005-2006 NHL season was 38".

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  • 29. 

    What is the new legal blocker length for the 2005-2006 NHL season?

    • A.

      14 Inches

    • B.

      16 Inches

    • C.

      15 Inches

    • D.

      12 Inches

    Correct Answer
    C. 15 Inches
    Explanation
    The new legal blocker length for the 2005-2006 NHL season is 15 inches.

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  • 30. 

    What is the new maximum blocker width for the 2005-2006 NHL season?

    • A.

      6 Inches

    • B.

      8 Inches

    • C.

      12 Inches

    • D.

      9 Inches

    Correct Answer
    B. 8 Inches
    Explanation
    The new maximum blocker width for the 2005-2006 NHL season is 8 inches.

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