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Ice Hockey - Ice Hockey This report is going to be on the game Ice hockey. A game of hockey is divided into three twenty minute time periods that are called periods. Between each period there is a fifth teen minute intermission. In hockey there are several ways a game may end if there is a tie at the end of regulation. The pros use one twenty sudden death period in which the first to score is the winner. In the amateurs they use a shoot out in which five players from each team are selected and allowed to go one on one with the opposing goalie and which ever team scores the most goals after all five members for both teams have taken their shot they are the winners....   [tags: Hockey Sports Research Papers] 827 words
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Neck Guards In Hockey - OUTLINE Thesis: Although most hockey athletes believe that by wearing required equipment keeps them safe from injury, however I believe that these regulations should be stricter because of the severity of recent and past injuries. Introduction: Are equipment regulations enough to keep our hockey athletes safe. I. Injuries a. Richard Zednik b. Clint Malarchuk c. Bill Masterton II. History of Equipment a. Pre 1950 b. 1960-1970 c. 1970-1980 d. 1980-1990 Meredith e. 1990-2000 III. Current Equipment regulations a. Neck Guards b. Helmets c. Goalie masks IV. Neck Guard Debate a. Pros b. Cons Conclusions: Will it take a death to make NHL officials change there minds on the policies regarding neck guards like they did with helmets after the death of Bill Masterton....   [tags: Sports Safety hockey] 1679 words
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Hockey vs. Football - Hockey vs. Football Football and hockey are two sports, which are similar in objective, but very different in their rules and guidelines. In each of these major sports there are rules and guidelines that the players must follow. The topics that will be covered are the weight differences between the players in football and hockey, the use of Creatine Monohydrate, and last the equipment restrictions. This first paragraph will discuss the weight difference between the players in the NFL (football) and the NHL (hockey)....   [tags: Sports Compare Contrast Hockey Football Essays] 769 words
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Ice Hockey Vs. Roller Hockey - Despite the fact that ice hockey and roller hockey both have the word hockey in common, there are extreme differences between the two sports. There are the obvious differences like one being played on ice and the other on a plastic surface, but many of the differences are only noticed by people that have played both sports. As everyone knows, ice hockey is played on ice, which makes it an extremely high paced game. Unlike ice hockey, Roller hockey is played on a plastic floor that consists of many six-inch by six-inch tiles....   [tags: essays research papers] 769 words
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Regulation of Hockey - Regulation of Hockey Last year during a professional hockey game an ugly incident occurred. Marty McSorley of the Boston Bruins flagrantly smashed his stick over the head of an opposing player, Donald Brasheer. Fortunately, Brasheer escaped with just a concussion. McSorley however, now faces more than the customary five-minute penalty, or even a game misconduct. Canadian officials are taking matters into their hands and pressing charges. Some hockey fans strongly disagree with the course of action, thinking it will taint the tough reputation that has earned the sport so many fans....   [tags: Papers] 337 words
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Concussions in Hockey - ... Seeing as though mouth pieces are made mostly of ethylene, they can be molded to fit an infinite number a different mouths. With ethylene being a soft material, it allows an absorption of a blow from a hard object, such as an elbow from a body check in hockey, without major injury to the player wearing the mouth piece. Hits to the head are the leading cause of concussion in the highly combative sport of ice hockey. According to Jeff Klein of the New York Times March 11, 2010 the article entitled “Unanimity to Ban Blindside Hits to the Head” states, “Traditionally in Canada and in the United States, a player who has been knocked woozy by a blindside hit is blamed for ‘admiring his pass’ or for ‘not having his head on a swivel,’ popular phrases meant to convey the notion that a player must always be on the lookout for a body check.” Shoulder checks to the head are highly dangerous and can lead to cause of death....   [tags: Sports Medicine ]
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Hockey Training - Hockey Training My training session will take place on a full sized Astroturf hockey pitch, in an ‘easy to get to’ area. There will be one training session a week for 6 weeks, each session lasting one and a half hours, between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. Each person who is attending will be issued with a letter, containing information on the days and times of the sessions. Also it will contain the equipment needed. All participants should being shin pads, Astroturf boots/proper hockey shoes, tracksuit in case of bad weather, a drink of water and some money....   [tags: Papers] 473 words
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The Physics of Hockey - The Physics of Hockey Physics is everywhere. Consequently, physics is a part of sports and more specifically, hockey. As the scientific discoveries progressed with time, so did the advancements in the sport of hockey, reflecting on how important and influential science truly is. Physics takes part in the ice, the skates, the protective gear, the shots, goaltending, and all other aspects of ice hockey. Skates used to be more like skis. Players glided on the ice rather than actually skated. Artifacts also show the use of animal bones as skate blades as well....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Hockey Lockout - Players Behind Bars The National Hockey League (NHL) has a great history. Many think the ‘original six’ was the beginning. This is not so. In 1917 it consisted of five teams, namely the Montreal Canadians, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs and the Toronto Arenas. Toronto was the only team with artificial ice. During the 1923-24 seasons a franchise was granted to the first American team, the Boston Bruins. As can be seen the first six team NHL occurred in 1924-5 but varied greatly from the six teams promoted today as the original six....   [tags: essays research papers] 905 words
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Hockey and Golf Differences - Out on the beautiful green golf course there is a golfer who is getting ready to putt on the 18th hole. He walks on the clean cut grass to his ball where he lines up his putter. He slowly and slightly lifts his putter back and brings it down in a quick and tightly controlled motion. The putter hits the ball ever so lightly, and the golf ball travels straight into the hole. Bam. A huge collision occurred while one hockey player skated furiously into another along the hockey boards. They both fall in a heap onto the ice as their teammates skate vigorously past them with the puck....   [tags: sports, ]
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Hockey is the Greatest Sport - Hockey and its modern roots date back to the late nineteenth century. Interestingly, one of the considered fathers of hockey, Lord Stanley, came to Canada and showed great interest in the amazing sport. He then donated a steel mug of his to the sport which was to become The Stanley Cup. It is the oldest trophy in all of sports. Hockey is the sport of all sports and there is not a quality of another sport one will not find in hockey. If so, it would be a more boring version of something similar that hockey already has to offer....   [tags: essays research papers] 372 words
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Hockey: Canada's Game - ... The ticket revenue of the Toronto Maple Leafs is the highest in the NHL at $1.5 million per game. This is an astonishing amount in comparison to the Dallas Stars at $660,000. The construction of sport facilities could cost upwards to over $1 billion (U.S). With this in mind, Canadian hockey facilities (e.g.: the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario) revenue millions of dollars annually and creates thousands of jobs. Costing $265 million to build, the Air Canada Centre generates revenue of nearly $23 million annually....   [tags: Sports]
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Hockey-The Rodney Dangerfield Of Sports - Hockey, The Rodney Dangerfield Of Sports In the US, there are four major sports; football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Out of the four, hockey gets the least amount of respect. This is something that bothers me as hockey player and fan, and it also bothers other hockey fans around the country. They way that hockey is covered in the newspapers, on television, and not just professional hockey. It goes the same for college hockey and also high school hockey. Lets start at the top with the NHL....   [tags: essays research papers] 1052 words
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Womens Ice Hockey - Womens Ice Hockey The fight for women's ice hockey players to earn respect and acceptance has been hard fought over the past one hundred years. Women have constantly been told that they can not play with men and that there sport is a second rate version of the men's game. The road of women's ice hockey has had many ups and downs but has perservered to the present day and is stronger than it has ever been. The future of women's ice hockey is bright thanks to diligence and hard work of those who kept it all going....   [tags: Sports Essays] 784 words
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Stricter Rules for Hockey Parents - Stricter Rules for Hockey Parents The sport of hockey has a long proud history of being one of the best sports in the world. Great excitement for the fans and great fun for the players, but lately there has been too much emphasis on winning in the lower levels. It is very hard for children now days to play hockey for the fun of the game. It is not the children themselves, or even the coaches that put this pressure to win on them. It is the parents of the children who create this pressure....   [tags: essays research papers] 628 words
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How to Shoot a Hockey Puck - ... The most important part of this shot is the positioning of the puck. Make sure the puck is located close to your front foot. 3. Transfer weight quickly. Your weight should transfer from the back foot to the front foot quickly as you perform the snap shot. This generates the power of the snap shot. 4. Generate power in the shaft of the stick. As you draw the puck into the shot apply pressure to the shaft of the hockey stick down to the blade. There should be a slight bend in the blade of the stick but do not over do it or you can weaken and break the stick....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 621 words
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Portrait of A Hockey Player - Portrait of A Hockey Player The year is 1992. I am ten years old. I am with my brother, Stephen, and my Uncle Seamus. We are in my uncle’s BMW on our way up to his winter home in Pennsylvania. It is around ten o’clock at night and we are starving. We decide to stop at a small restaurant on the corner of this dark road. This stop changes my life. During our meal my uncle mentions he knows Mike Richter. Mike is the goalie for the New York Rangers, a great professional hockey team. I’ve always liked hockey, but I never thought about playing it....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 772 words
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Ice Hockey and Lacrosse - Ice Hockey and Lacrosse Both Lacrosse and Ice hockey are two sports that share similar aspects. One example would be that they both require plenty of athletic prowess, as well as countless hours of training and practice to master. The high amount of contact in both sports enables a player to become both physically and mentally “tough”. Lacrosse has grown to its highest level of popularity it has ever reached over the last ten years. Ice hockey has seen a steady climb in its popularity over the past 25 years making it one of the most popular sports in not only Long Island, but all across the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 720 words
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Different Types of Hockey Sticks - Hockey is one of the most watched and now most played sports in the world. It is also, one of the most expensive, when it comes to buying equipment. Hockey players wear lots of equipment. This equipment is a shoulder pad, helmet, shin guards, hockey pants, a cup, elbow pads, gloves, skates, and use a hockey stick to play the game. The hockey stick is the most rebought piece of equipment you use. There are even three different types of hockey sticks. These are wood, graphite, and aluminum....   [tags: Informative] 352 words
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Hockey is My Life - Hockey. A sport I have always loved ever since I was a kid. It was when my dad had taken me to an open ice skate when my hockey life began. I had my first pair of skates as a present when I was four years old. I never really knew of the sport at the time, but now I was able to expirence it. No one was present on the ice as I entered the rink. The cold of the ice ran down my back as I took my first steps on. The cold didn’t stop me though. As I stepped upon the ice, I had a feeling of relief. Hockey is what let me go fast....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 718 words
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How to Play Hockey - How to Play Hockey Ice Hockey is believed to have begun during the Middle Ages, when northern Europeans played games on makeshift ice skates. The French explorers who watched the Indians, who would also play this stick and ball game, called it "hoquet". Before beginning to play hockey you must know the rules of the game. A hockey team consists of a goal tender, two defenders, and three forwards ( a center and two wings ). Hockey is played in three twenty-minute periods. The team that hits the most pucks into the opponent's goal wins....   [tags: essays papers]
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Ice Hockey in Canada - Ice Hockey in Canada Ice hockey has in the last hundred years evolved to become international. Canada is in jeopardy of losing its six teams. Tradition run deep in all of the cities and also professional hockey teams create thousands of jobs and help out in the communities. Teams in the Canadian market are having trouble keeping their programs in the black because of higher taxes and a weaker Canadian dollar. In order for professional hockey teams in Canada not to relocate to United States, it is necessary for Ottawa to provide tax cuts for them....   [tags: Papers] 1757 words
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Pursing My Passion For Hockey - ... After high school and two years of junior hockey, I began attending and playing hockey at St. Norbert College which gave me the opportunity to accomplish my goal. I continue to pursue my passion for hockey, but I have also begun the transition into the next stage of my life. Drawing on the life skills I had learned during my time away from home, along with the teamwork skills that I had developed throughout a lifetime of hockey, I felt well-prepared for this stage of my life at college. These skills enable me to balance a full course load each semester, while playing a sport from October until March, and find time for studying when practice and games take up well over 30 hours a week....   [tags: Personal Experience, Personal Narrative] 881 words
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Hockey, My Life - The hockey game that I played three years ago for the championship has been one of the greatest events of my life. That game was one of the best achievements that I have reached in my life. Every single chair in the arena was taken. It was difficult to describe the noise; the cheering fans, couches talking to the players, players chatting to each other, etc. The arena was built to muffle the sound of 1000 people, but that afternoon it was like a sponge that couldn't absorb anymore. Being under so many eyes, brought both fear and motivation to me....   [tags: essays research papers] 522 words
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Playing Roller Hockey - Playing Roller Hockey Throughout my lifetime, many different goals have been set and achieved, but the most significant goal I accomplished was making the Foothill Grizzlies hockey team. Playing hockey, by far, is one of my favorite things to do. Whether I am playing for fun in a pickup game or against a top team in the state, hockey is what I love to do. The Foothill Grizzlies were a roller hockey team that was formed when I was about the age of 13. I had heard many good things about the team, which at the time was one of the most respected teams in the state of California....   [tags: Personal Narrative Sports Athletics Essays] 860 words
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How To Fight In Hockey Successfully - How to Fight in Hockey Successfully Sometimes hockey players lose their cool on the ice and get into a fight with an opponent. The fights look spontaneous and unplanned, but there are many techniques and tricks that will help a player to be a better fighter. When a fight begins, the first thing to do is to drop your stick and gloves onto the ice. It is always better to punch with your bare fists so it hurts the opponent more. Also, it is easier to grab with your bare hands. Next, you must rip off the opponents helmet by grabbing the back of the helmet and pulling it toward yourself....   [tags: essays research papers] 514 words
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Hockey - PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins, on the verge of missing the playoffs for the first time in 12 years, traded defenseman Darius Kasparaitis to the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday for forward Ville Nieminen and defenseman Ricky Berry. Kasparaitis By landing Kasparaitis, the Avalanche got a high-profile defenseman at the trading deadline for the second straight year. Last year, they won the Stanley Cup after acquiring All-Star Rob Blake from the Los Angeles Kings at the deadline. Colorado apparently was the only team willing to offer Penguins general manager Craig Patrick two NHL players -- and not just prospects -- for Kasparaitis, who will likely become a free agent this summer....   [tags: essays research papers] 363 words
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History of the Lincoln Ice Hockey Association - ... The Ice Hockey Association held tryouts, elected their officers, and everyone that made the Lincoln Ice Hockey team got one official red uniform. Growing Pains: In the following few seasons, the team continued to grow. However, they could only play “away” games, unless they used the ice hockey grounds in Omaha, as they had no permanent ice hockey coliseum of their own. If this wasn’t hardship enough, Steve Jacobs, who had organized everything from the beginning, graduated, consequently causing the newly formed sports team to become disbanded....   [tags: sports] 660 words
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Women's Olympic Hockey: Give it a Chance! - The introduction of women’s hockey to the Olympics was a breakthrough which should not be given up on so quickly. The lack of competition in the sport is not the fault of Canada and the United States, and they should not be the ones punished over the lack of funding in other countries. The numbers of females participating in the sport in Canada and the USA is also a symbol of why the teams are so successful - it is a sport which is highly important and popular among the Canadian and American populations....   [tags: sports, winter olympics] 732 words
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The Introduction to My Training Program for Hockey - The Introduction to My Training Program for Hockey The activity I will be focussing on will be hockey. I have chosen this sport because I feel this is the sport I know most about. I also play this sport so I have a good understanding of the rules, game-play and positions. Another advantage of me choosing hockey as the sport I will be focussing on, is that my hockey season has not yet started, this could act as pre-season training for me, and it would give me a head start above the rest of my team for the beginning of the season....   [tags: Papers] 1005 words
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Players Should Bring Hockey Back - Persuassive Essay: 104 words, including references written APA style Players Should Bring Hockey Back Players Should Bring Hockey Back Having reached another impasse in talks on January 26, in Toronto, between owners and players, there continues to be no NHL hockey season. The lack of an agreement centers on the owners’ desire for a salary cap and the players’ saying they will not budge on that particular point. Albeit this is not the only sticking point, other issues appear to center around this one (Lebrun, NoHockey.CA, 2005, para....   [tags: essays research papers] 1006 words
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The South High Field Hockey Game - As we pass from mid-August when we sweat uncontrollably from scrimmaging, into the late frigid October air when the morning frost lays heavy on the grass, and the school routine has set in - the thought of going to practice after school has some how worn thin. Just when we think we’re nearing the end of our day, we realize it is not over yet. This is the time we begin asking ourselves “why am I doing this again?” Today is the day we come to know all those grueling practices are well worth it – it’s quarter finals....   [tags: Personal Experience] 500 words
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Hockey Should Be Canada’s Official Sport - Hockey Should Be Canada’s Official Sport There are many well-known sports in Canada. Some examples of these are Hockey, Lacrosse, Curling, Soccer, Speed skating, Basketball, Track and Field, and so on. These are all popular sports in Canada, and some of them were even developed in Canada, like basketball and Lacrosse. However, hockey is unique with other sports and is often the one sport that people from other countries automatically associate with Canada and being Canadian....   [tags: Papers] 608 words
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Men and Women Playing Field Hockey Together - While reading the article in the Sports Illustrated publication I assess the topic about men being able to play field hockey with other women. Many of the people that live in the western Massachusetts area oppose allowing men to play at the woman’s level. I do agree in permitting men to play field hockey on a girl’s high school team. I think that the boys that are talked about in the article are honest to goodness field hockey players who simply have no alternative than to participate in the only field hockey location they have near the high school....   [tags: essays research papers] 480 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Hockey or Harvard? - Hockey or Harvard. In 1993, the Harold C. Case Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement was awarded to fourteen students in the Boston University junior class. I was one of two students in the College of Communication and one of two students in the School of Management to receive the award. I view this award as recognition of the difficult journey I undertook to become the first person in the history of Boston University to combine a broadcast journalism degree with a business degree....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 590 words
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The Impact of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club on the City of Montreal - The Impact of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club on the City of Montreal A sports team is vital to a large city such as Montreal. A sports team may have positive or negative impacts on a city. The team that will be focused on is the Montreal Canadiens. Despite the poor seasons that the team has recently endured, the Montreal Canadiens are still one of the most winningest franchises in all of sports. The team’s long history as a winning organization has made the city of Montreal reputable....   [tags: Persuasive Essays] 2775 words
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The Sports of Korfball, Extreme Ironing, Underwater Hockey and Rugby - Baseball, hockey, korfball anyone. The wide world of sports ranges from the predictable to the obscure. You can play korfball with the people of the Netherlands, go to the extreme ironing world championship near Munich, Germany, or play underwater hockey or rugby with the New Jersey Hammerheads, or any of the other seven teams in the United States. No matter how strange these sports sound or seem, people play them. Korfball is a co-ed sport similar to basketball, except it is typically played on a large, grassy field....   [tags: sports, ] 721 words
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The Use of Fartlek Training to Improve Hockey Performance - The Use of Fartlek Training to Improve Hockey Performance Plan Personal details * Height; 5’ 11 * Weight; 68kg * Injuries; a year old knee injury * Training; attend gym once a week * Hockey experience; competent hockey player have played for school team and represented the Yorkshire air training corps. * The gym is available when ever I can attend * I am at school every weekday and have other commitments on a Tuesday and Friday nights. On the nest page I will include a timetable that will include all other commitment and any weekend activities....   [tags: Papers] 7122 words
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Personal Narrative: My Final Hockey Victory - Personal Narrative: My Final Hockey Victory Friday night rolled around, it was the game we had all been working so hard for. Knowing we were seniors, we knew it would be the end of the journey. The team was ready, we had been working extremely hard for the past seven months for this. We were all in great shape and very rested. A few of the returning players were meeting me at my house to carpool to the final game of the state championship tournament. Everyone knew that the hard work had paid off when we won the semi-final game the preceding day....   [tags: Papers] 964 words
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Hockey and Homosexuals: Relating the Articles by Historians Paul Jackson and Andrew J. Ross - ... Jackson’s secondary sources are significant in two ways: firstly, they provide a strong historiographical basis for which to support his thesis; secondly, the fact that the majority of these sources cover National Socialist views and dealings with homosexuals during the war, shows a significant void – or avoidance – of published Canadian homosexual histories. While Jackson’s article is complex, and at times difficult to follow, his work shows that there are fragmentations within political, national and sexual groups....   [tags: Article Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]
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Sidney Crosby - Sidney Crosby The place was Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Day was Friday, August 7, 1987. On this day, a man, Troy, and a woman, Trina, rejoiced in the birth of their first born child, a son. A son that would soon choose to live, eat, and breathe hockey. A child, unknown at the time, who would soon take the National Hockey League by storm. A child who would become the greatest, talented player of all the hockey world, and who would remarkably achieve this goal by the age of nineteen. This is Sidney Patrick Crosby and this is his story....   [tags: Biography Hockey Player] 1843 words
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Wayne Gretzky - Wayne Gretzky has to one of the greatest if not the best hockey player in the National Hockey Leagues history. He was adored by almost everyone, the exemptions being his opponents. Now, you say how do I involve Mr. Wayne Gretzky into my math analysis report. Well it is easy, throughout the duration of Wayne's career he has accumulated many points. He also has one many awards and I'll give you little quizzes to tell how much you know about the great one. Wayne Gretzky hockey career started at a very early age....   [tags: Hockey Player Biography Gretzky] 1744 words
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The 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers - The 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers It is the dream of every child that has ever played hockey to one day be able to hold hockey’s most prized possession over his or her head. The glory, honor, and prestige that goes along with this trophy is by far the most elite in any sport. It is amazing to me how many years and the amount of effort these players put in just to hold this cup over their heads. Why is there such a drive and how did this trophy come to mean so much to so many people....   [tags: Hockey History Winning Sports Essays]
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Where Is the Spirit? - Where Is the Spirit. It’s Friday night at Matthew’s Arena where the men’s hockey team is ready to take on the University of New Hampshire Wildcats and it seems as if nobody is here except for UNH fans. Where are the Northeastern fans. Instead of Northeastern’s black and red, the Wildcat’s blue is overtaking the arena. Why is Northeastern so different from other universities who have thriving traditions and throngs of fans at every event. Is it because our sports teams are not as recognized. Or do the students here just have better things to do....   [tags: Athletics Hockey School Spirit Essays] 1770 words
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State championship - State championship Bzzzza, Bzzzza, Bzzzza; “alright here we go”, I think to myself, as I sleepily roll out of bed at 8:00am, on March, 4 2001. I put on some pants, a shirt, shoes and grab a coat. As quick as I am up, I am out (of) the door. I get in my car and make my way towards the hockey rink, for a team breakfast. The eight minute car ride to the rink, I am thinking of only one thing, to take home a state championship this afternoon. I walk into the rink and I see my teammates sitting in a circle not talking, just slowly eating their carefully planned out carbohydrate loaded breakfast....   [tags: Personal Narrative Sports Hockey Papers] 2133 words
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The NHL Lockout - The NHL Lockout The rookie salary cap was gutted when teams took advantage of a loophole, adding lucrative "bonus" payments on top of the "maximum" base salary. It began in 1997, when the Boston Bruins gave two rookies, Joe Thornton and Sergei Samsonov, the maximum salary allowed under the rookie cap. But those contracts also had bonus clauses that would roughly triple the base salary if certain criteria - such as statistical benchmarks - were met. From then on, all high draft picks began demanding and receiving similar contracts....   [tags: Sports Issues Hockey History Essays] 1703 words
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Int Bus - Hockey is a sport of finesse, toughness, and speed all wrapped up by player talent. Hockey can be played on any surface, though ice and hard rubber "roller turf" are the two major fields currently played on by professionals. All though to some these two variations on hockey may seem the same, they actually have many differences. Roller hockey contrasts that of ice in several ways. While the playing surfaces are the most obvious difference, number of players, periods, and skates also vary....   [tags: essays research papers] 691 words
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Slapshots And Turns - Slap shots and Turns A downhill skier gracefully completes another turn while an ice hockey player checks an opponent into the glass. The skier sails off a jump like an eagle, just as the hockey player absorbs the blows of opposing players like a tank. The skier lands the jump with precision, as the hockey player stumbles towards the opposing goal. The skier gracefully passes the finish line and stops just as the hockey player shoots the puck. As the skier notices the time of his run, he cries tears of joy because he has just won the gold medal....   [tags: essays research papers] 1443 words
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Evolution of Goaltending in the NHL - Today, the term hockey describes differing games in various parts of the world, but specifically in North America it refers to as ice hockey. In its origin, hockey is one of the oldest games played. The earliest mention of the sport of hockey dates back to 1572, when it was on a list of prohibited games. Hockey's birthplace is believed to be in Asia and authorities credit Persia with having devised it about 2000 BC. People who perfected the game of polo must have known "hockey on the ground" before "hockey on horseback"....   [tags: essays research papers] 2638 words
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FRED STENSON’S - TEETH - - FRED STENSON’S - TEETH - Teeth, by Fred Stenson, is an interesting short story, with a plot spread between two hockey games and the childhood memories of the main character. The story is written in first person, through the eyes of a hockey player – the main character - and the setting is in western Canada, mainly around Canadian hockey rinks and the main character’s hometown. The story presents a player, who plays hockey for money rather than for pleasure. The author of this story tries to provoke the readers, by writing through the eyes of this player, who does not love the game he plays....   [tags: English Literature] 1386 words
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Adverstisement Essay - Are you tough enough to play ice hockey with no fear. While looking through different kinds of advertisements, I saw the “Verizon Wireless V Cast” commercial from the “Sports Illustrated” magazine, which was published on October 2007. At a first glance, I realized that the advertisement is trying to convey the idea that if people purchase the V Cast cell phone, they will have chance to feel like they were playing the actual hockey game. This advertisement is targeted to age of 15-25 males who love ice hockey....   [tags: Marketing Advertising Strategy Analysis] 1467 words
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