How many periods are in a hockey game? Trivia Answered
Answer: A regulation ice hockey game consists of three periods of twenty minutes, the clock running only when the puck is in play. The teams change ends after each period of play, including overtime. It’s known that hockey has been around since at least 1363, when Edward III of England banned the sport in a royal proclamation. Hockey pucks have three-inch diameters. They are frozen before each game so that they don’t bounce during the game. The first puck used during outdoor hockey in the 1800s was made of frozen cow dung.
Inline hockey is a variation of roller hockey very similar to ice hockey, from which it is derived. Inline hockey is played by two teams, consisting of four skaters and one goalie, on a dry rink divided into two halves by a center line, with one net at each end of the rink. The game is played in three 15-minute periods with a variation of the ice hockey off-side rule. Icings are also called, but are usually referred to as illegal clearing. The governing body is the IIHF, as for ice hockey, but some leagues and competitions do not follow the IIHF regulations, in particular USA Inline and Canada Inline.