Hockey Period

Hockey Period

A period in hockey is a building block in the game structure of ice hockey. There are three periods of play each lasting 20 minutes.

Ice hockey games are made up of three 20 minute periods.

These periods of play are called:

  • Period 1
  • Period 2
  • Period 3

Together, these three periods make up a regulation ice hockey game.

There is a brief break in between periods called an intermission.

However, there can be an extra period of play in an ice hockey game, if the score is tied at the end of Period 3. This is called overtime.

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