Standard site size

A standard hockey pitch, or box, as it is called, must have the following dimensions: 60 x 30 meters or 56 x 26 meters with a radius of 7, 5 meters.

The smaller the size of the web page, the more targets it has, the more the power attacks increase.

On the other hand, the emphasis is on team tactics, the ability to combine – for this reason, at international competitions there are big venues.

The height of the board varies from 1, 17 to 1, 22 meters, or 1, 02 to 1, 22 meters, as defined by the National Hockey League.

Features of the Canadian hockey stadium

It should be noted that in Canada, sites vary in size: 60, 9 x 25, 9 meters, allowing Canadian hockey players to combine both strength and strategic methods. The area of ​​such a field is 1579, 5 m 2, in contrast to Europe, whose size is 1800 m 2.

Game duration

The duration of the game is three-game stages in twenty minutes, each completing a fifteen-minute break. Previously, if teams scored the same number of goals in goal, a draw was recorded. The countdown is provided to lead the referee – it still exists to this day.

Soon, however, a draw result stopped organizing both hockey players and fans. After that, it was decided to add one (overtime) to the main time. If no team scores a goal in overtime, the shootout takes care of the game (a series of shooters).

Each team makes three tries – who can take advantage of this opportunity and Throw the ball into the opponent’s net. As a rule, overtime is 20 minutes – the game is played on a four-by-four system. The match may be stopped by a decision of judges, coaches, and team members.

Today’s Canadian hockey coach is Bill Peters, who held this position in 2016 and prepares the team to win the World Cup. The national team consists only of players from the National Hockey League.

The Canadian national hockey team in 2018 consisted of three goalkeepers including Curtis McIlleni, Darcy Kumper, Michael DiPietro; seven defenders: Aaron Ekblada, Colton Parayko, Joel Edmundson, Darnell Ners, Ryan Pulok, Tom Shabo, Ryan Murray. Also includes thirteen forward. The average age of team players is 24 years old. The national team is managed by the Canadian Hockey Federation.