It is important for you to understand the basic structure of an ice hockey game.
In this tutorial, we will learn about the structure of an ice hockey game and what you can expect watching or playing one from beginning to end.
Every ice hockey game begins with a singing of the national anthem. It's undeniable the impact sports culture has on the identity of a nation.
These periods of play are called:
- 1st Period
- 2nd Period
- 3rd Period
Together, these periods of game time are called regulation.
The amount of time in each period in regulation differs at all levels of play (youth, college, pro). We will learn more about how much time is in each period at the various levels of play when we discuss the game clock coming up next.
An intermission is a brief break in play between periods.