To start a game of icehockey the two team captains face each other in the middle and the umpire drop the puck in between them and its GAME ON
this makes no sense!!!! If you mean when the puck is in motion on the ice, it called the " puck in play " .
freezing the puck
the small rubber disk is called a puck.
it is called a puck.
If the goaltender stops the puck it's a "save", if he holds onto the puck to get the referee to stop play it's called "freezing the puck"