Let's face it, ice hockey probably isn't as popular as football, baseball or pretty easy to follow once you know a few basic rules and practices. Want to learn the basics of hockey? We cover equipment, rules (simplified) along with some info on the NHL. Come for a visit, I think you'll be pleased. Want to learn the basics of hockey? We cover equipment, rules (simplified) along with some info on the NHL. Come for a visit, I think you'll be pleased. Home Parents New To Hockey Basic Rules of Hockey. The handle of the stick measures about ' and the blade is a little over 12" long. Home What's New Sports Rules Indoor Leagues Parents Growth Stages Kids Fitness Body Weight Camps List of Kids Camps Baseball Camps Football Camps Gear Merchandise Games List of Games Baby Games Toddler Games Preschool Fun Kinder Games Party Ideas Team Building P. The Next Olympic Hopeful? A red line at center ice divides the rink in half. Tripping with the stick or knee Holding with stick or hands Hooking with stick Interference checking or impeding a player without the puck Slashing Spearing High-sticking hitting an opponent in the head or face Cross-checking hitting an opponent with the shaft of the stick Penalties are called for dangerous physical fouls, including: In NHL playoff hockey, the sudden death overtime period s is twenty 20 minutes long with 5-on-5 hockey. POINTS Stargames alternative are rewarded to players who score and assist primary and secondary the goal. Defensively, they try to intercept passes, block shots, keep players from receiving the puck and clear the puck from their end of the rink. Ten Minute Misconduct Penalties The player must stay in the penalty box for the entire ten 10 minutes, even if their short handed team is scored. Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. Practice your shooting and passing. These are just a few easy ways to change up the ice hockey rules to fit your needs.