For those who didn’t grow up around hockey, it can be a fairly confusing game. Hooking, offside, interference, icing… it’s all a bit much if you’ve never played the game or grown up watching it.
Hockey Canada and Sport Chek have produced a hockey “primer” called Hockey 101. To view and/or download a copy, click here. Note that this is a fairly large file, at 8.4MB, though it is a relatively short but informative document that will help with:
– The equipment that you’ll require, and where it goes;
– What all those lines and circles on the ice surface are for;
– Icing & Offside;
– What all those Referee signals signify; and
– How to encourage and motivate your player.