Thursday, March 13, 2014

Test Your Hockey IQ

As seen in the March issue of USA Hockey Magazine!

So your little hockey players think they know more about the game than you do?  Give them a mental hip check with these fun hockey trivia questions, based on the terrific book  “The Rookie Hockey Mom,” by Melissa Walsh.

1,The first US- born NHL player was:
 a) Mike Eruzione b) Billy Burch  c) Chubby “Checker”    d) Charlie Conway   

2. Youth hockey teams average how many players?
a) 8 -10  b) 12-15   c) 14-17  d) 17-25  

3.  During the mid-nineteenth century, the game had several names. In addition to wicket, the game was also known as:
a) break-shins b) blade runner c) slippery disc d) pond lacrosse

4. A goal, an assist and a fight in the same game is also known as:
a) Toothless Trifecta
b) Three Amigos
c) Gordy Howe Hat Trick
d) Putting the biscuit in the basket

5. She “got the biscuit in the basket, five hole” means:
a) She left a snack in her helmet
b) She shot the puck out of bounds and into a spectator’s lunch container
c) She scored a goal and got the puck through the goalie’s pads
d) She left the ice for the fifth time to eat between periods

6. Another name for a hockey stick is:
a) twig
b) widow maker
c) woodwind
d) wand

7. The penalty for checking with excessive speed is called.
a) forgery
b) bankruptcy
c) Christmas shopping
d) charging

8 What do you call a hockey player who gives 100 percent to the team?
a )grinder
b) mercenary
c) martyr
d) coach’s kid

9 How do you spot a true hockey mom?
a) When a truck passes by, her one year old points and says “Zamboni”
b) When asked how old her children are, she responds with birth years instead of ages
c) She brags to other parents how she dangled and deked her way to the checkout line
d) all of the above  

10 The Hockey Parent Commandments include ?
a) Cheer for all players as thou would have others cheer for thine own
b) Thou shalt not throw things
c) Though shalt respect the core spirit of the sport: Fun
d) All of the above

11 It's mean to refer to a kid as a "duster." True or False?.
( True.  Like "bender," a player would be very hurt to hear his team mates call him this. It refers to a player lacking skill.)

12 "Headman" is a noun. True or False?

13  If a player "delivers a pizza," his coach is happy. True or False?

Check your answers by clicking on the link to page 8 of the March issue of USA Hockey Magazine.   

This quiz was just for fun and I hope you enjoyed it.  The real test is of our ability to help our young hockey players build character while creating positive, lasting memories. When that happens, everybody puts the biscuit in the basket through the five hole.

Syracuse, N.Y.  hockey mom Christie Casciano Burns is the author of The Puck Hog and Haunted Hockey in Lake Placid, order your autographed copy by clicking the link to the right!  

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