The Puck

  What is the puck made of? A puck is made of vulcanized rubber, three inches in diameter and one inch thick. It is solid to remove the bounce and frozen before entering play to make it more bounce resistant. It weighs about 6 ounces.

   How fast does the puck travel? Slapshots can range from 90-100 miles per hour, although speeds of over 115 have been recorded.


   Goaltender: The goalies primary job is to keep the opposing team from putting the puck into the net. He or she always guards the net from players that get by the defenseman.

   Defenseman: There are 2 defenesemen, left and right. They try to stop the incoming opposing players at their own blue line.

   Center: The center covers the middle of the ice from one end to the other trying to set up and pass to his wings for a score.

   Wings. There are 2 wings, left and right. They move up and down the ice with the center to try to score goals.

Ice Rink

   The Hockey Ice Rink standard size is 200 feet by 85 feet. The ice is usually held at 16 degrees for proper haedness and is 3/4 of an inch thick.


   Icing the puck: When a player shoots the puck up from his side of the center line and across the opponet's goal line, and the puck is touched by an opposing player, icing is called.A team may ice the puck if youare shorthanded due to a penalty.

   Offside:When any member of the attacking team crosses the defendings team's blue line before the puck, offside is called.

   Offside pass: Sometimes called a two line pass or two line offside happens when a member of the opposing team passes the puck up the ice across his own blue line and the center red line to a teammate.

There are many more rules that are not included in this primer.


IPU Puckology terms

DISCLAIMER: These terms can be used in your day to day conservations. There is no way any connection to another word or words that look like or sound like puck, nor should the meaning of puck be in any way associated with some other similar sounding word. This is just what puckology is all about, using the word puck in your daily conversations. Remember, these words and terms should only be used with other puckologists and not shared with the general public. It is on that level, that we puckologists, connect and become one with the puck.

Puckology Dictionary and terms of use

puck a hard round rubber object flat on 2 sides used in ice hockey

puckdude your man, your boy friend, etc.

pucked on insulted (insulting somebody)

pucked out messed up, wacko, etc.

pucked pupper someone who is not into puckology

pucked to the max good body, extreme looker, etc.

pucked up extremely alert, pumped up. etc.

puck gurl your woman, your girl friend, etc.

puck head any one with a diploma in puckology

puck in really good, great, etc.

puckme Yes

puck me off Excuse me, what did you say?

puck off Get lost

puck on me Yes, Yes, Yes (extreme yes)

puck on you No, No,. No (extreme no)

puck with me mess with me

puck you No



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