You may hear phrases about a player's location on the ice hockey rink while watching a game. What are the wings? Where is center ice? Where are the boards? Get ready to learn about these locations on an ice hockey rink.
There are several key locations to take note of when watching an ice hockey game:
Left Wing (Location)
Right Wing (Location)
The right wing is the right side of the the ice based on the direction of play. The right wing also refers to a player position on an ice hockey team, which we learn about in future chapters.
We've already learned about the blue lines on the rink. The blue lines divide the three (3) zones on the ice. The attacking zone, also known as the offensive zone, is the zone that the team with possession of the puck is trying to score a goal in.
REMEMBER: The attacking zone and the defensive zone are based on the direction of play. One team's attacking zone is the other team's defensive zone.
Like the attacking zone, the defensive zone is the zone where a team is trying to defend against a score in their goal.
REMEMBER: The defensive zone and the attacking zone are based on the direction of play. One team's defensive zone is the other team's attacking zone.
The point is the location just outside the face-off circles close to the boards in the attacking zone.