Ice Hockey Clocks And Time

In this chapter, we'll discuss how time affects the game of ice hockey by learning about the clocks and timing rules you should know.

The Clocks

Time is an important part of the game of ice hockey. Below is a picture of the two (2) clocks that keep track of all time in ice hockey. Don't be intimidated by this picture. We'll walk you through every piece of it step by step in this chapter.

Hockey Clocks

What We'll Be Learning

First, we'll learn about the structure of an ice hockey game. You'll be able to answer the following questions:

  • How long does an ice hockey game last?
  • What are periods and intermissions?
  • What is overtime and when does it happen?

Next, we'll cover the two (2) clocks that keep track of all time in an ice hockey game:

Finally, we'll end with a discussion of timeouts.

Glossary Terms

At any point, you can go to our ice hockey glossary and look up any of the terms discussed in these chapters. Here are all the terms we will be covering related to ice hockey clocks and time:

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