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Welcome to the ultimate Ice Hockey Quiz!

Are you prepared to test your knowledge of this electrifying sport and show that you’re a true ice hockey enthusiast?

We’ve crafted challenging questions designed to put your ice hockey expertise on the line.

Simply keep track of your correct answers and check our result table at the end to assess your performance.

So, strap on your skates, grab your stick, and let’s see if you can net a hat trick with your ice hockey trivia prowess!

Table of Contents

1. Which country has won the most ice hockey world championships?

  • A) Canada
  • B) Russia
  • C) Sweden

2. What is the standard puck’s thickness in an ice hockey game?

  • A) 1 inch
  • B) 2 inches
  • C) 3 inches

3. What is the name of the prestigious award given to the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs?

  • A) Hart Trophy
  • B) Conn Smythe Trophy
  • C) Art Ross Trophy

4. Who is officially recognized as the inventor of ice hockey?

  • A) Wayne Gretzky
  • B) James Naismith
  • C) James Creighton

5. How long is an NHL regulation rink from end to end, in feet?

  • A) 140 feet
  • B) 185 feet
  • C) 200 feet

6. How many team players are on the ice simultaneously during an ice hockey game at full strength?

  • A) 5
  • B) 6
  • C) 7

7. Which NHL team holds the record for the longest unbeaten streak in a single season?

  • A) Montreal Canadiens
  • B) Detroit Red Wings
  • C) Philadelphia Flyers

8. What is the term used for the player who patrols the area near the goal in ice hockey?

  • A) Winger
  • B) Goaltender
  • C) Defenseman

9. What is the name of the NHL trophy awarded to the best defenseman?

  • A) Norris Trophy
  • B) Vezina Trophy
  • C) Calder Trophy

10. Which NHL player scored the famous “Gretzky’s Office” goal from behind the net?

  • A) Wayne Gretzky
  • B) Mario Lemieux
  • C) Gordie Howe

11. What is the significance of the red line in an ice hockey rink?

  • A) It indicates the center of the rink
  • B) It determines the offside line
  • C) It is used for shootouts

12. What is the minimum width, in inches, of an NHL regulation goal?

  • A) 48 inches
  • B) 60 inches
  • C) 72 inches

13. What is the name of the NHL team from Nashville, Tennessee?

  • A) Predators
  • B) Panthers
  • C) Jets

14. Which NHL team won the Stanley Cup in 1980, ending the dominance of the Montreal Canadiens and sparking a legendary championship run?

  • A) Edmonton Oilers
  • B) New York Islanders
  • C) Philadelphia Flyers

15. Who holds the record for the most career goals in NHL history?

  • A) Gordie Howe
  • B) Wayne Gretzky
  • C) Mario Lemieux

16. What NHL team was the first American team to win the Stanley Cup?

  • A) Boston Bruins
  • B) New York Rangers
  • C) Seattle Metropolitans

17. Which country holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals in men’s ice hockey?

  • A) Canada
  • B) Russia
  • C) United States

18. Which NHL team has the most Stanley Cup wins?

  • A) Montreal Canadiens
  • B) Toronto Maple Leafs
  • C) Detroit Red Wings

19. When did the NHL expand from 6 to 12 teams, making the league a truly national competition?

  • A) 1967
  • B) 1970
  • C) 1979

20. Who is the only NHL player to score 10 points in a single game?

  • A) Wayne Gretzky
  • B) Mario Lemieux
  • C) Darryl Sittler

21. How many periods are in a regulation ice hockey game?

  • A) 2
  • B) 3
  • C) 4

22. Which city is home to the Hockey Hall of Fame?

  • A) Montreal
  • B) Chicago
  • C) Toronto

23. When a goaltender blocks a shot, forcing the puck out of play, what is the action called?

  • A) A save
  • B) A smother
  • C) A freeze

24. What is the term for when a player at the blue line passes the puck across the entire ice surface to a teammate and creates an offensive scoring chance?

  • A) A cross-ice pass
  • B) A stretch pass
  • C) A saucer pass

25. How many goals must a player score in one game to achieve a “hat trick”?

  • A) 3
  • B) 4
  • C) 5

26. What is the name of the captain of the 1980 U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team who scored the game-winning goal against the Soviet Union?

  • A) Jim Craig
  • B) Mike Eruzione
  • C) Herb Brooks

27. What is the penalty called when a player uses his stick to impede an opponent’s progress?

  • A) Cross-checking
  • B) High-sticking
  • C) Hooking

28. What NHL team plays at Madison Square Garden?

  • A) New Jersey Devils
  • B) New York Rangers
  • C) New York Islanders

29. If a game is tied after three periods, what is the standard format for determining the winner in the regular season?

  • A) A 20-minute sudden death overtime period
  • B) A shootout
  • C) Two 5-minute sudden-death overtime periods followed by a shootout

30. Which NHL team has the mascot Gritty?

  • A) Philadelphia Flyers
  • B) Pittsburgh Penguins
  • C) New Jersey Devils

31. What is the name of the trophy awarded to the NHL team that finishes the regular season with the most points?

  • A) Presidents’ Trophy
  • B) Art Ross Trophy
  • C) Clarence S. Campbell Bowl

32. Who was the first woman to play in an NHL game?

  • A) Cammi Granato
  • B) Hayley Wickenheiser
  • C) Manon RhΓ©aume

33. What is the name of the professional women’s ice hockey league in North America?

  • A) National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
  • B) Women’s Hockey Association (WHA)
  • C) Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL)

Results

# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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