Echidna to Hit the Streets at the Play On Street Hockey Tourney!

This weekend Team Echidna takes part in the Corporate Division of the Hockey Night in Canada PlayOn 4 on 4 Street Hockey Tournament in London, ON.

This year's competition may be the toughest we've seen. Other local businesses include, Libro Financial  and Rogers TV all looking to call themselves Corporate Street Hockey Champs.

So if you're looking for some long weekend activities, stop by London's beautiful Victoria Park and take in some serious street hockey action.  And if you're not a huge street hockey fan, remember that the park is a beautiful place for a walk, with lots of room for things like Frisbee, reading or relaxing.

At Echidna we know not everyone is a die hard hockey fan, so we thought we'd share a few hockey slang terms so you'll have no trouble keeping up with a conversation when you attend our games.

  • Between the Pipes - In the net
  • Celly - A celebration, usually done after scoring a goal
  • Coast to Coast - When a player carries the puck from his own net all the way to his opponent’s net and scores
  • Chippy - Getting irritated with one another, usually on the brink of fighting
  • Chirp - To talk trash
  • Cherry Picker – Player who hangs out in his opponent's zone awaiting a long pass
  • Dangle - Misdirecting an opponent while handling the puck. See deke
  • Deke - A fake out, perhaps derived from the word “decoy”
  • Grinder - A player who digs deep, hustles to make plays. Usually better known for checking and disruption rather than scoring ability. Like a lineman in football, he works hard but rarely gets recognized for his hard work
  • Five Hole - The area in between the goalie’s legs
  • Hat Trick - Scoring three goals in one game
  • Laser - A quick, well-placed shot
  • Light the Lamp - Score a goal so the siren flashes
  • One-timer - Taking a hard shot right off the pass without pausing to receive it
  • Pylon - Skater who just stands still and is as easy to skate around as an orange cone
  • Sieve - A goalie with a lot of “holes” meaning he allows a lot of goals
  • Slot - The middle area in front of the net
  • Sniper - Player with an accurate shot who often scores from a distance
  • Top Shelf - To put a goal in the upper part of the net
  • Wrap Around - To come from behind the net and squeeze it past the goalie
  • Wrister - A wrist shot

See you all this weekend!




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