Hockey Player Positions

The Player Positions

We've already learned that ice hockey is a 5-on-5 game (not including the goalies). As a result, each team has six players on the ice, five skaters and one goalie. Each of these players has a unique role and responsibility during a game.

Don't be intimidated by this picture. We'll walk you through every piece of it step by step in this chapter.

What We'll Be Learning

In this chapter, we will learn about the six player positions of an ice hockey team.

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 the ice hockey player positions.


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