We've gone over the 7 unwritten rules of the ODR and beer league. But what about on the concrete?
Unfortunately we can't player hockey outside right now but that could change in the coming months, so we want to make sure that you're ready to go when we're all given the green light. If you've been playing street hockey for years then you probably know these by now but if you don't, then you should keep these in mind going forward.
Here are the 7 unwritten rules of street hockey!!!!
YOU SHOOT THE BALL PAST THE NET, YOU GET IT
One of the most annoying parts about playing road hockey is the whole ball situation. One inaccurate shot and that thing can travel for miles! If you do happen to miss the net, it's your responsibility to grab the ball. Don't leave it someone else!
STICKS IN THE MIDDLE
Don't over-think the process when it comes to picking teams. Simply place your hockey stick in the pile and have someone place sticks on each side. Even if the teams are unfair, it's just the way it goes.
CAR!!!! TIME TO PAUSE THE GAME
Safety first. When a car drives by, take your nets and move them to the side. You can't disrupt traffic!
STICKS BELOW THE WASTE
Most people do not play street hockey with a full cage, or even a helmet for that matter. So be mindful with your stick... and keep it below the waste! High-sticks in any kind of hockey are just the worst.
USE STREET HOCKEY GEAR, NOT FULL EQUIPMENT
Yo, be cool! The nets are smaller so keep that gear smaller, too. How is anyone supposed to score otherwise?
GRASS = OUT OF BOUNDS
If one team shoots the ball on the grass, then the other team gets possession. Don't make things too difficult, and be fair. You don't want to damage your lawn too badly!
BE CAUTIOUS WITH YOUR SHOTS
What are you trying to do, hit someone in the face? Be mindful with where you're shooting, and keep your head up.
So these are out unwritten rules... what are yours'?