Hockey takes advantage of one of the most precious liquids in the universe, water. Water is used as ice in it’s solid form. A hockey rink is 200 feet in length and 85 fee wide, therefore takes around 10,600 gallons of water to fill to about an inch. However, water expands when solidified, thats why some pipes break. This is how zamboni’s play a huge roll in the process of maintaining ice. It first removes first layer of ice, then puts new coat of water after finished. Therefore removing solids/refurnish ice before next period. This will be helpful when looking at the rink and it’s design. An amazing source of information!
This resource comes from a site already mentioned, however i am just further explaining each video. This video here defines what kinematics is and how it is applied in hockey. First kinematics is the way to define a moving object by position, velocity and acceleration. Position is where located on the ice, velocity is the speed/aggression in the strides. Lastly acceleration is the calculation of standstill speed to top speed which most NHL players can hit around 30 miles per hour. In all this is a very handy website, with very informative and true information. An extremely reliable site that will help me throughout the project.
Cite used: http://spinnakers.org/mathonice.htm
In this cite it displays many key examples of how math is implied in the game of hockey. For instance, if you are shorthanded the fraction would be 5/4, meaning the opposing team has five and you have four. A great demonstration of fractions which is used practically every game. Another example is when angling someone to the outside of the boards. You want to cut them off from an angle so that they run out of space, this is a key aspect for defensemen like me. We are told and use this strategy on all times when the opposing team is rushing in. Lastly, the triangle, this shape is commonly used as a direction of offence, players (forwards) will shape up in this formation in the offensive zone creating good passing lanes. In all i found this extremely useful, as it is filled with a lot of information and examples. Definitely recommend to anyone!
This website goes over an important aspect of the game of hockey, skating. In this website it reviews the two motions of the skate a push from the edge and then a glide. Not only that but doing movement on ice is near friction less therefore top speeds of over 40 kilometers can be reached with quite ease. In addition it goes over the relationship between force and speed. Similar to running one foot pushes and one foot glides, therefore having a good balance and a straight line of direction. In my opinion, this website has very good and relatable information. It easy to understand, and will be definitely used in my research.
I came upon this video when researching a controversial play. In the video it talked about how the parollex view affected the call of the play. This angle applied for when the puck crosses the goal line and when referee make calls based on their view of the play. This to me is extremely interesting although not to informative it is extremely interesting how math can affect calls so easily.
This website provides basic knowledge of the form, mechanics and projectile motion of shooting a puck in hockey. In addition, it shows what happens if you miss the shot. Unfortunately this site does not have too much information. This for me will be used more as reference page rather than a research page. Although may gather some important data, as i found some information extremely interesting. Definitely going to come back to this site again!
This video takes a deeper look at what a slapshot is, and how the stick reacts to the given force. Also it explains the math behind a hockey stick and the flex of a stick, and how it may affect your shot. This is a good resource as they have professionals prove their theory. I also found this video explained the math very well, as it is easy to follow. This video will be extremely useful to me as it is an accurate resource, therefore will be a good place to gather data.
This cite provided a good understanding on the how angles are used in a game of hockey. This website demonstrates the relationship of angles to shooting in hockey. Unfortunately, other tabs on this website is still being made. I myself found this website extremely interesting as it goes into depth in one of the biggest aspects of the game of hockey shooting. The information displayed was extremely clear and easy to understand. This website will be definitely used in my research.