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# How many players are on the ice for each team during a hockey game?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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14y ago

Traditional Ice Hockey is most commonly played with 6 players on the ice at any time. The majority of the game is played with 5 skaters (3 forward and 2 defense) and a goaltender. In some situations such as delayed penalty calls, and towards the end of close games, the goaltender may be substituted to allow another skater from that team to join the play, and create a great goal scoring opportunity.

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In ice hockey - five (5) players and one (1) goaltender are allowed on the ice at one time, per team.

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15y ago

5 players on each team plus 1 goalie for each team so 12

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