Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/15/06 at 01:30 PM ET
Why are NHL game pucks are frozen? Timekeepers in NHL rinks keep a bucket of frozen pucks in the penalty box with them. When a puck is frozen, a thin layer of ice forms on it, reducing the friction between the puck and the ice surface. After freezing, pucks slide better, go faster and bounce less, making it easier to puck handle, pass and shoot.read on...note: dated 1994 so I would imagine some changes may have taken place since then. if so, pass it on....
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