Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Urban Dictionary: Hockey Edition

Have you heard of lettuce? Do you know what breezers are? How about a clapper? Here’s the lowdown on some common hockey lingo.

Bender: A player who is terrible at skating and whose ankles bend inward.

Puck Bunny: A woman that attends hockey games only for the purpose of picking up players.

Gongshow: A crazy, out of control hockey game, often involving lots of fights, penalties or goals.

Breezers: Hockey pants.

Deke: A feigned move used to trick the opposing player into moving out of position.

Celly: A celebration after a goal is scored.

Duster: A player who sits on the bench collecting dust. They are bad at hockey, get little ice time and are only played when their team is up by many goals.

Chiclets: Teeth, usually used when describing missing teeth.

Buzzer Beater: A goal scored just as the period ends.

Lettuce/Flow/Salad: Long, flowing hair.

Free Agent: A single hockey player. They often attract the attention of puck bunnies.

Twig: A hockey stick.

Bucket: A helmet.

Babysitter: A player put on a line with two lesser skilled players. He is said to be babysitting the line.

Hoser: A loser. It originates from the pre-zamboni days when the losing team had to hose down the ice.

Breadbasket: The goalie’s chest. It is typically used when describing a shot that hit the logo on the goalie’s sweater.

Chirp: Mocking another player or trash talk.

Biscuit: The puck.

Apple: An assist.

Barn: The arena or rink.

Barn Burner: An exciting game that is fast paced or high scoring.

Dangle: A move used to fake out an opposing player or goalie. It is similar to a deke.

Clapper: A slapshot.

Gordie Howe Hat Trick: When a player has a goal, an assist and a fight in one game.

Bar Down/Bar South: When the puck hits the crossbar and goes in the net.

Howitzer: A very fast slapshot.

Pillows: The goaltender’s leg pads.

Sin Bin: The penalty box.

Phil Kessel: Stanley Cup Champion.

Phil Kessel 2016-04-07 1
By Michael Miller (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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