The number of players on a hockey team depends on the level of play involved. In the NHL, the maximum number of players allowed on the roster is 23. In NCAA hockey, teams can only carry 18 scholarship players. Olympic rosters have the highest number of players at 25.
Under the rules of the International Ice Hockey Federation, a hockey team is allowed to have up to 20 players with an additional two goalkeepers. Each team is also allowed to have up to six team officials on the bench, though these officials do not participate in gamepl...
There are 16 players on a field hockey team. Eleven players take the field at a time with five substitutes on the sideline. The players on the field typically consist of 10 players and one goalie, though the goalie may be pulled in exchange for an extra attack player.
A regulation ice hockey game is 60 minutes long. The game is divided into three periods, each of which lasts 20 minutes.
Hockey players in the NHL often reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour with some speed skaters increasing the speed to around 30 miles per hour. Most amateur-level players will not reach the same speeds as professional hockey players.
There are 25 professional hockey players of black African descent, including Wayne Simmonds of the National Hockey League Philadelphia Flyers. The NHL itself emphasizes that hockey is "for everyone," noting that many black players have played professional hockey since t...
In hockey, "icing" is called when a player shoots or deflects the puck from his own side of the center line across the opposing team's goal line. Once icing has been called, the play is ruled dead, and the puck is returned to the shooting team's zone for a face-off.