Grinder. Cherry picker. Five hole. You might have heard the brosephs using those words around the Soda Stream. But don’t worry, they weren’t being inappropriate. They were just talking about hockey. Canada’s national obsession has a lingo all of its own and for newbies, it can be intimidating. But fear not. With this handy guide you’ll be talking puck in no time.
Hockey slang: Grinder
How to use it in a sentence:"Jonesy is no Wayne Gretzky. If he's gonna make it in the bigs, it'll be as a grinder."
A note on nicknames: Every hockey player has a nickname. It is almost always their first name or last name with "sy" or "er" added to the end.
Hockey slang: Bar down
How to use it in a sentence:"Stever went bar down on that one."
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Hockey slang: Five hole
How to use it in a sentence:"Man, Marksy has got to close up his five hole or we're gonna lose this game."
Hockey slang: Flow
How to use it in a sentence:"Dwanyer's mullet is really coming in. In a few weeks, he'll have some serious flow."
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Hockey slang: Cherry picker
How to use it in a sentence:"Bobsy needs to stop being a cherry picker and play some defence."
Hockey slang: Chicklets
How to use it in a sentence:"Smither lost three chicklets when that stick caught him in the mouth."
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Hockey slang: Turtle
How to use it in a sentence:"Good thing Drewsy turtled. That guy had six inches and 50 pounds on him."
Hockey slang: Top cheese
How to use it in a sentence:"Robber went top cheese with that one."
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Hockey slang: Laying on the lumber
How to use it in a sentence:"Man, that defenceman has been laying on the lumber all game long."
Hockey slang: Face wash
How to use it in a sentence:"I can't believe he keeps getting away with those face washes."
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