PyeongChang 2018 Google Doodle: It’s Chipmunk vs Squirrel in the game of ice hockey today

Ice hockey is one of the most famous sports at the winter olympics.

  • Published: February 22, 2018 9:02 AM IST

It is Day 14 of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018, and ice hockey is scheduled for the day. Simultaneously, the Doodle Snow Games are on with full force too, and fighting this game of ice hockey are Chipmunk and the Squirrel. Chipmunk scurries out onto the ice in its traditional striped uniform looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Can Squirrel bury the competition and get the gold?

“The ref drops the acorn and the game is on. Squirrel wins the faceoff and cracks a big slapshot, sending the puck soaring towards the net. Chipmunk easily gobbles up the shot, taunting the competition with a cheeky smirk. The crowd goes nuts!,” Google intensely narrates the game in its blog.

As per today’s schedule on PyeongChang 2018 website, the events for the day includes a game of ice hockey for the men and women teams. The game is divided in three pools, and then a preliminary round for the countries that qualify.

Ice Hockey is very popular at the Olympic Winter Games. An Ice Hockey game is played between two teams consisting of 20 players and two goaltenders per team. The game is officiated by two referees and two linesmen. The players on the ice for one team typically consist of three forwards, two defensemen and one goalkeeper, and each team tries to score by shooting the puck into its opponent’s goal.

  • Published Date: February 22, 2018 9:02 AM IST