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Encyclopedia > Position (ice hockey)

The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories:

Centre
Wingers
Forward is a hockey player position on the ice whose responsibility is primarily offense. ... Centre or Center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... Defenceman (defenseman in U.S.) is a hockey player position on the ice whose responsibility is primarily defence. ... Patrick Roy, a retired ice hockey goaltender The goaltender (also known colloquially as goalie or netminder) in ice hockey is the player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering his teams net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. ...

 
 

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