Get a crash course in the rules of hockey. What’s offsides? What’s icing? What does cross checking mean?
Learn what the terms you hear used at the rink and on the radio broadcasts mean.
Some of the “unofficial” terms in hockey. The definitions may vary from fan to fan, but we tried to pin some down for you.
Americans’ broadcasts feature veteran WHL play-by-play man Craig West (aka Westie). His colorful descriptions sometimes leave novice fans wondering what he was just said. Consider this your Westie Dictionary.