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ice hockey player [3]click to hear

Member of an ice hockey team; players wear a variety of protective equipment to prevent injury caused by falls or body checks.
ice hockey player [3] player’s stick heel blade shaft butt end player’s skate blade point toe box boot tendon guard

player’s stick click to hear

Long, traditionally wooden stick that consists of a blade set at an angle to a shaft.

heel click to hear

Back end of the blade.

blade click to hear

Lower part of the stick that is used to stop, pass and shoot the puck; it is curved to ease puck handling.

shaft click to hear

butt end click to hear

Upper end of the shaft; it is usually covered with rubber tape to prevent the hand from slipping off the stick.

player’s skate click to hear

Reinforced boot equipped with a blade for gliding over ice.

blade click to hear

Narrow metal blade that is attached to the skate boot; its curved ends help the player to turn.

point click to hear

Front tip of the blade.

toe box click to hear

Hard shell that forms the end of the boot; it protects the toes from shots and slashes.

boot click to hear

Sturdy flexible boot with a lace; it protects and supports the foot and ankle and is made of leather or synthetic materials.

tendon guard click to hear

Rigid part that covers the lower leg.