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ice hockey

(Encyclopedia)ice hockey: see hockey, ice.

hockey, ice

(Encyclopedia)hockey, ice, team sport in which players use sticks to propel a hard, round disk into a net-backed goal. The NHL long regarded itself as the world's elite, but the overwhelming superiority of the ...

ice skating

(Encyclopedia)ice skating, gliding along an ice surface on keellike runners known as ice skates. The earliest skates (c.9th cent.), made of bone, were found in Sweden. Wooden skates with iron facings appeared in ...


(Encyclopedia)ice: see water.


(Encyclopedia) Ice-T : see Rap music.

field hockey

(Encyclopedia)field hockey: see hockey, field. ...

hockey, field

(Encyclopedia)hockey, field, outdoor stick and ball game. Field hockey, like many sports, is of obscure origins, but traces in one form or another to the ancient Egyptians and Persians, making it one of the world's...

Brodeur, Martin Pierre

(Encyclopedia)Brodeur, Martin Pierre, 1972–, Canadian ice hockey player, b. Montreal. He became starting goalie for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1993 and played with them for 21 se...

Jágr, Jaromír

(Encyclopedia)Jágr, Jaromír, 1972–, Czech ice hockey player, b. Kladno. Jágr played professional hockey in Czechoslovakia as a teenager, and joined the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League in 1990...

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