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How much does a hockey puck weigh?

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An official hockey puck weighs between 5.5 and 6 ounces, has a diameter of 3 inches, is 1 inch thick and is made of vulcanized rubber. The National Hockey League is responsible for approving pucks that are used in games.

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How much does a hockey puck weigh?
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The home team supplies the hockey pucks and keeps them at the penalty bench in frozen condition. While the pucks weigh just 6 ounces, ABC News reports about a five-year study conducted by Dr. Dave Milzman, who is the medical director at MCI Arena in Washington and a professor at Georgetown University, that concludes hockey pucks are dangerous and hit three to four people on average each game. The ABC News report came in March of 2014 when a 13-year-old girl died after being struck by a hockey puck during an NHL game.

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