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The terms of the week for this week are Poke Check, Scrap and Hooking.

Poke Check: A poke check is a defensive play.  It is when a player uses his stick to poke the puck away from his opponent or off of his opponent’s stick.  This is a play commonly made by goaltenders and defensemen.

Scrap:  A scrap is quite simply a fight.  Like all fighting in the NHL a scrap is punishable by a 5 minute major penalty.

Hooking:  Hooking is when a player uses his stick often the blade to pull on an opposing player’s body or stick. Hooking allows a player to restrain his opponent. A hook is an illegal move it hockey punishable by a minor or major penalty.

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