How to Speak Hockey: Hockey - English Translation Dictionary

How to Speak Hockey: Hockey - English Translation Dictionary


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For those who grew up around hockey, it's easy to understand a sentence like, He let loose a howitzer from the hash marks, roofing the puck past the stunned netminder. But for those who have no idea what that means, How to Speak Hockey provides a unique look into Canada's unofficial third language. Even lifelong lovers of the game might just learn a thing or two:

- Many hockey fans know about the five hole, but few know that there are seven holes in total

- Before the humble rubber puck, people used strange round balls called road apples

- Learn the strange and unique origins of common phrases including stood on his head and hat trick

- Find out exactly what is meant when a player dipsy doodles through traffic and breaks the ice

- In hockey, sometimes a hot dog is not just something you get at the concession stand

- Fighting has always been a part of hockey, so it's not surprising that there are so many words to describe it, from a word as innocent as dance to the biggest fight in hockey the bench-clearing brawl.

For all those wannabe hockeyists or lifelong rink rats out there, game on!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780969497776
Publisher: Arctic Raven Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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