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.
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