Hockey Period

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What is a period in hockey?

There are three periods in hockey. Each period lasts 20 minutes. During a period, the game clock keeps track of time. These periods are called first period, second period, and third period.

There are short breaks called intermissions between each period.

If the score is tied at the end of the three periods, extra periods called overtime are used to determine the winner. Overtime periods last five minutes during the Regular season and 20 minutes during playoff games in the NHL.

FAQ

How long are periods in NHL hockey?

Periods last 20 minutes in NHL hockey.

How long are periods in Youth Hockey?

Periods last 20 minutes in Youth hockey.

How long are periods in College hockey?

Periods last 20 minutes in college hockey.