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Face Guard
Made of Plexiglas or reinforced wire, the face guard is attached on the front of the helmet to protect the face. All goaltenders and youth players wear protective helmets with face guards. Some senior players wear a visor.
Face Mask
See Face Guard.
Face-Off
i. To start play at any time, the puck is dropped between two opposing players facing each other. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the puck had been placed on the ice between the players. The introduction of the modern face-off style is credited to Fred C Waghorn.  From 2001 at World Championship tournaments, the puck will be dropped faster at faceoffs, whether players are ready or not.
ii. The name of a short-lived magazine published in 1974. Edited by Tom Stewart, the 32 page magazine lasted for just two issues.
iii.
The name of an illustrated magazine published in 1990 by Mike Hathaway. A short lived venture that did not survive beyond the first issue.
"Face-Off"
A Canadian film made in 1972. A big hit in Canada - it was called as the Canadian version of "Love Story" - a hockey star falls in love with tragic results. 
"Face-Off - A Guide To Modern Ice Hockey"
A book by George Sullivan, published in 1968 by Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, New York, USA.
Face-off Circle
i. The circle in the centre of the ice which is used for the opening face-off of each period of play, every face-off after a goal and if the officials make an incorrect call.
ii. The circles in the defensive zones of each team which are used to take face-offs, after a stoppage in play, other than those taken in the centre circle.
iii. The face-off circles marked on the ice are 30 feet in diameter.
Face-Off Magazine [web site]
First Issue cover - August 2000
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. Face-Off Magazine is a full colour feature magazine first published in August 2000 by Face-Off (UK) Ltd, part of MAI Publications. Edited by Dave Hawkins, the magazine covers both ice and in-line hockey in the UK, Europe and North America.
Faceoff.com [web site won our Ice Hockey News Site of the Year in 2000.]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Launched in February 2000 by Wayne Gretzky and Hollinger International Inc. News & views web site covering leagues around the world.
Face Shield
See Face Guard.
Fadeev, Vasyl (- )
International Career : General Manager for the Ukraine in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Fagan Trophy
Awarded to the Rookie of the Year in the Southern Ice Hockey Association.

1975-76 : Tony Goldstone
Fagerliden
Västmanland, Sweden.
Home ice for : Fagersta AIK
Capacity : 2,300
Ice pad size :
 
Fagerlund, Rickard (- ) 
President for Malmö IF and Södertälje SK. President of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association since 1983. During his time as President, Sweden have won four World Championships and one Winter Olympics and the Swedish Ice Hockey Association has become the richest Swedish sporting association.  Chairman of the 1989 and 1995 IIHF World Championship Organising Committees. Member of the IIHF Council since 1994.
International Career : He represented Sweden in eight national team games.
Club Career : Played for Södertälje SK in Sweden in the fifties and sixties. He also played for Gothenburg Atlet & IS (GAIS).
Fagersta AIK [web site]
Logo © Fagersta AIK
Västmanland, Sweden. Founded 1914. Fagersta have played one season in the top Swedish division.
Home ice : Fagerliden
Team colours : black & yellow
Fagerstrom, Kris (1973- )
Club Career : Played for Durham Wasps 1995-96.
Fahey, Peter (1974- ) 
Forward.
International Career : Played for New Zealand in the 1998 World Championships Pool D
Club Career : Played for Christchurch.
Fahey, Steve (1971- ) 
Forward.
International Career : Played for New Zealand in the 1998 World Championships Pool D
Club Career : Played for Auckland.
FAHL
See Federal Amateur Hockey League
Fair, Peter (1905- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1932-34.
Fair Park Coliseum
Dallas, Texas, USA. Also known as The Igloo.
Home ice for : Dallas Black Hawks, Dallas Freeze
Capacity : 7,928 seats
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Fairgrounds Arena
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Home ice for : Oklahoma City Blazers
Capacity : 8,300 seats
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Fairgrounds Coliseum
Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Formally know as the Ohio State Fairgrounds Coliseum. Largest crowd as at the end of the 1973-74 season was 5,720 on 9th March 1969 Columbus Owls v Toledo Blades.
Home ice for : Columbus Owls
Capacity : 5,128 seats
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Fairview Kings
Logo © Fairview Kings
Canada. Played in the North Peace Hockey League.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Falk, Nichlas (1971- )
Born in Stockholm, Sweden. Centre. Debuted in the Swedish Elite League in the 1995-96 season. Competed in the EHL in 1998-99 with Djurgårdens IF:s IF.
International Career : Played for Sweden 1997- .
Club Career : Played for Huddinge IK and Djurgårdens IF:s IF.
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 1998.
Falkenhäll, Hakan (- )
Born in Sweden. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for WSV Sterzing 1998-99.
Falkirk Cubs
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Falkirk, Lothian, Scotland.  Junior team of the Falkirk Lions
Home ice : Falkirk Ice Rink
Team colours :
Red and white
Falkirk Ice Rink
Falkirk, Central Sterlingshire, Scotland. Opened in 1938. The ice facility ceased in 1977 although the building continued to be used for other non-ice activities.
Home ice for : Falkirk Lions & Falkirk Cubs
Capacity : 4,500
Ice pad size : 195 feet x 97 feet
Falkirk Lions
Logo © Falkirk Lions
Falkirk, Lothian, Scotland. Played in the Scottish National League 1938-40 & 1946-54, the British National League 1954-55, Scottish Amateur League 1955-56.
Home ice : Falkirk Ice Rink
Team colours :
red & white
General manager : R J Buck 1938-40, Nels McCuaig 1946-48, George McNeil 1948-55
Head coach : Gerry Davey 1938-39, Tommy Forgie 1939-40, Nels McCuaig 1946-48, George McNeil 1948-55
Honours : Won the Scottish Cup in 1948-49 & 1951-52
Won the Scottish League Play-offs in 1949, 1950, 1952 & 1954
Falloon, Pat (1972- )
Born in Foxwarren, Manitoba, Canada. Right-wing. San Jose Sharks 1st pick (2nd overall) in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft (he was San Jose Sharks first ever draft pick).
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1990-91. Played for Canada in the 1992 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Spokane Chiefs 1988-91, San Jose Sharks 1991-95, San Jose Sharks & Philadelphia Flyers 1995-96, Philadelphia Flyers 1996-97, Philadelphia Flyers & Ottawa Senators 1997-98, Edmonton Oilers 1998-99 and Edmonton Oilers & Pittsburgh Penguins 1999-00.
"Famous Bentleys, The"
Book by Walter R Thurn, published by the Modern Press in 1947.
Fanduls, Vyacheslav (1969- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for Latvia in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Farcy, Jean Paul (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for France in the 1982, 1983 & 1985 World Championship (Pool C).
Medals : Won World Championship (Pool C) gold in 1985.
Farda, Richard (- )
Club Career : Played for Zürcher SC.
Färjestads BK (Färjestads Wolves) [web site]
Logo © Färjestads Wolves
Karlstad, Sweden. Founded in 1932. Färjestad have played over 30 seasons in the top Swedish division. Played in the European Hockey League in 1996-97 and 1997-98. Played in the Skoda Auto European Hockey League in 1998-99.
Home ice : Färjestads Ishall
Team colours : purple & yellow/green & yellow
Head coach : Bengt-Ake Gustafsson/T Samuelsson
Honours : Won the Swedish Championship in 1981, 1986, 1988, 1997 & 1998.
Won the Spengler Cup in 1993-94 & 1994-95.
Färjestads Ishall
Karlstad, Sweden.
Home ice for : Färjestads BK
Capacity : 4,800 seats
Ice pad size :
Farkas, Mátyás (1903-1981)
Defenceman/Forward.
International Career : Played for Hungary in the 1927 European Championship, including one game as goalie! Played for Hungary in the 1936 Olympics.
Farm Teams
Farm teams were first operated in the National Hockey League in the 1930-31 season by the Boston Bruins, Detroit Falcons, New York Americans and New York Rangers .
Farmer, Kenneth Pentin 'Ken' (1914-2005)
Born in Westmount, Montreal, Canada. Left-wing. President of the Canadian Olympic Association 1953-61. Inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1971. An organizer of the Montreal Olympics in 1976. President of the 1980 Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton. Awarded the Order of Canada in 1982. Inducted into the McGill Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.
International Career :
Played for Canada in the 1936 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for McGill Redmen, Montreal Victorias 1934-35 and Port Arthur Bear Cats.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1936.
Farquharson, Hugh (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1936 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Port Arthur Bear Cats in 1935-36.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1936.
Farrand, Gavin (- )
Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Forward.
Club Career : Played for Sheffield Scimitars 2002-04, Sheffield Steelers 2004-06 and Basingstoke Bison 2006-07.
Farrell, Arthur (1877-1909)
Forward. He wrote the first book on ice hockey entitled "Hockey - Canada's Royal Winter Game", 122 pages, published in 1899 in Montreal. Only three copies are known to exist. The copy held in the British Library in London was destroyed in an air raid during WW2.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Shamrocks in the late 1890s.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1899 & 1900.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1965.
Farrell, Graeme (1933- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain
Farrell Agencies Arena
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada. Full name of arena is Farrell Agencies Arena in the Gallagher Centre.
Home ice for : Yorkton Terriers
Capacity : 1,483
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Farwell, Russ (1956- )
Born in Peace River, Alberta, Canada. General Manager Medicine Hat Tigers 1981-88, Seattle Thunderbirds 1988-90, Philadelphia Flyers 1990-94 and Seattle Thunderbirds 1995- .
Club Career : Coached Calgary Canucks 1977-80, Billings Bighorns 1980-81, Medicine Hat Tigers 1981-82 and Seattle Thunderbirds 1999-00.
Honours : WHL and CHL Executive of the Year 1990.
Fasel, René (1950- )
Born in Fribourg, Switzerland. Dentist, graduated from the University of Bern. Former ice hockey player for Fribourg-Gottéron and former international referee. 50 international games including the Junior World Championship in Helsinki, Finland 1980. The President of the Swiss Ice Hockey Association 1985-94. Member of the IIHF Council since 1986. Former Chairman of the Marketing and Referee Committee. Chairman of the Executive Committee. Member of the IOC since 1995. President of the IIHF 1994- .
Fassa (SHC Fassa) [web site]
Logo © SHC Fassa
Alba di Canazei, Italy. Founded in 1970. Play in Italian Serie A
Home ice : Scola Gianmario
Team colours : blue & white
Affiliations included : HC Fiemme Cavalese (Junior)
General manager : Sergio Liberatore
Head coach : Bernd Haake 2001-02, Ron Ivany 2003-05
Team captain : Stefano Margoni 2004-05
Fata, Rico (- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1998-99.
Father George Kehoe Memorial Award
Awarded to the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union Coach of the Year.

1984-85 : Wayne Fleming
Fatikov, Leonid (1968- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for Belarus in the 1999 & 2000 World Championships Pool A.
Club Career : Played for Molot.
Fauchart, Yves (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for France in the 1978 & 1979 World Championship (Pool C).
Medals : Won World Championship (Pool C) bronze in 1979.
Favarin, Nicolas (- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for France in the 2004 Olympic Pre-Qualification Tournament, the 2004 World Championships, the 2005 Olympic Qualification Tournament and the 2005 World Championship Division I (Group B).
Medals : Won World Championship Division I (Group B) silver in 2005.
Favre, Frédéric (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for France in the 1985 World Championship (Pool C).
Medals : Won World Championship (Pool C) gold in 1985.
Fawcett, Bernard (- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1928.
Medals : Won European Championship bronze in 1928.
Fayetteville Fire Antz [web site]
Logo © Fayetteville Fire Antz
Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA. Name changed from Cape Fear Fire Antz when the team moved from the South East Hockey League to the Southern Professional Hockey League for the 2004-05 season. Played in the Southern Professional Hockey League for the 2004- .
Home ice : Crown Coliseum
Team colours : white, red & gold
General manager :
Kevin MacNaught 2004- 
Head coach :
Derek Booth 2004-  
Fayetteville Force
Logo © Fayetteville Force
Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA.  Founded 1997. Played in the Central Hockey League 1997-01.
Home ice : Crown Coliseum
Team colours : dark green, gold & black
General manager : Kevin MacNaught 1998-00
Head coach : Alan May 1997-98, David Lohrei 1998-00, Todd Gordon 2000-01
Honours : Won the Adams Cup 1999-00.
Fazilleau, Franck (- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for France in the 1978, 1982 & 1983 World Championships (Pool C).

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