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AEA Hockey Glossary

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AEA:
An abbreviation of 'An Edge Above'
Babysitter:
Used to describe a star-player put on a line with two players of lesser skill to try and make them look better.
Bender:
A lousy player who always seems to have his ankles bent.
Bonnet, Bucket and/or Lid:
A hockey helmet.
Can-Opener:
When a player puts his stick between another player’s legs and twists.
Celly:
A celebration, typically done after scoring a goal.
Cherry Picker:
Player who hangs out in his opponents zone awaiting a long pass. (ie. Brad Schultetus)
Chippy:
Getting irritated with one another, usually on the brink of fighting.
Chirp:
To talk trash.
Clapper and/or Slapper:
A slapshot.
Coast to Coast:
When a player carries the puck from his own net all the way to his opponent’s and scores.
Dekes and/or Dangles:
Misdirecting an opponent while handling the puck. A deceptive movement or feint that induces an opponent to move out of position. OR the best weather affected pond hockey tournament in West Michigan.
Dime:
A 10-minute misconduct penalty.
Donny Brook:
A Fight.
Dropping the Mits:
Fighting in a hockey game.
Dump and Chase:
A tactic where players dump the puck into the opposition zone and then attack on a forecheck.
Enforcer:
A player who takes on the role of discouraging the opposing team from harassing his goal scoring teammate by imposing the threat of physical harm.
Five Hole:
The area in between the goalie’s legs.
Gongshow:
A rough, intense game.
Gordie Howe Hat Trick:
When a player registers a goal, an assist and a fight in one game.
GRHL:
An abbreviation of 'Grand Rapids Hockey League'. The official traveling rec-league of An Edge Above.
Grinder and/or Mucker:
A player who digs deep, hustles to make plays.Usually better known for checking and disruption rather than scoring ability. Like a lineman in football, he works hard but rarely gets recognized for his hard work.
Hash Marks:
The lines coming out of the faceoff circles providing a guide to where players should be lined up.
Hat Trick:
Scoring three goals in one game.
HOF:
An abbreviation of 'Hall of Fame'
Hoser:
A loser. Originated from the pre-Zamboni days when the losing team had to hose off the ice. (ie. Hoser Rule in Dekes & Dangles)
House Team:
A team put together by the tournament organizers to complete a bracket with an odd amount of teams. There has only been one team to win it all as a house team, The Knights in 2005.
JEMC:
An abbreviation of 'John English Memorial Cup'. The JEMC is our 30+ Bracket at the Silver Puck Challenge.
Laser:
A quick, well-placed shot.
Light the Lamp:
Score a goal so the siren flashes.
One-Timer:
Taking a hard shot right off the pass without pausing to receive it.
Playing the Point:
When a defender positions himself in front of the blue line near the boards in order to keep the puck in his offensive zone.
Pond:
The ice rink.
Puck Bunny:
A girl who is more interested in getting the player’s attention than watching the game.
Pylon:
Skater who just stands still and is as easy to skate around as an orange cone. (ie. Fred Iacovoni)
Rack:
A case of beer.
Sauce:
A beauty of a pass for a goal, a great assist.
Schultetus Tip:
It's when your team is tied, there is less than 5 seconds left in the game and your own teammate tips the puck past your goaltender and you lose
Sieve:
A goalie with a lot of “holes” meaning he allows a lot of goals.
Sin Bin and/or Shark Tank:
The penalty box.
Slewfoot:
When a player kicks the legs out from behind an opponent. A very dirty play in hockey.
Slot:
The middle area in front of the net.
Sniper:
Player with an accurate shot who often scores from a distance.
SPC:
An abbreviation of 'Silver Puck Challenge'
The Gate:
When a player is ejected from a game.
The Show:
The National Hockey League.
Top Shelf:
To put a goal in the upper part of the net.
Wrap Around:
To come from behind the net and squeeze the puck past the goalie.
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