30 Swedish Hockey Words You Need to Know Posted by Marcus Cederström on Mar 23, 2015 in Vocabulary
On March 28 hundreds of the best hockey players in the world will be in Malmö, Sweden. Malmö is host to the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. For one week, eight teams from Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States of America will be competing for the World Championship.
With the tournament coming up, you might want to brush up on your hockey vocabulary. Below is a list of Swedish hockey nouns that will help you as you discuss the World Championships with your friends. You’ll probably notice that a lot of the words in Swedish are the same in English; that’s why this vocabulary list is just a little bit longer. If you make it to the very end of the list, I’ve included another fun word that is hockey-related, but not necessarily about hockey.
|en ishockeyrink||ice hockey rink|
|en hockeyklubba||hockey stick|
|ett straffslag||penalty shot|
|ett powerplay||power play|
|ett dragskott||wrist shot|
|ett världsmästerskap||World Championship|
And finally, as promised, your bonus word: en hockeyfrilla. A mullet. I blame Jaromír Jágr.
Now that you’ve got your hockey vocab ready to go, you should get ready to go to a game. Here’s the link for tickets where you can find plenty of other information about the tournament as well.