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๐Ÿ’ Ice Hockey emoji

or Hockey emoji or Ice Hockey Stick and Puck emoji [ ahys hok-ee ih-moh-jee ]

What does ๐Ÿ’ Ice Hockey emoji mean?

The Ice Hockey emoji ๐Ÿ’ portrays a stick and puck used in the sport of ice hockey. It is commonly used to represent the sport of ice hockey, the National Hockey League (NHL), other winter and stick-and-ball sports, and the country of Canada. Ice hockey is the national winter sport of Canada and is especially popular in the country. The Ice Hockey emoji ๐Ÿ’ sees increased usage during the NHL season, the NHL playoffs, and during the Winter Olympics.

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โšพ๏ธ Baseball emoji, ๐Ÿˆ American Football emoji, ๐ŸŽพ Tennis Racquet and Ball emoji, ๐Ÿ€ Basketball emoji, ๐Ÿ‘ Field Hockey emoji

Where does ๐Ÿ’ Ice Hockey emoji come from?

The Ice Hockey emoji ๐Ÿ’, also commonly called Hockey emoji, was approved under Unicode 8.0 in 2015 as Ice Hockey Stick and Puck. On most major platforms, the emoji depicts an ice hockey stick with a red handle and white stick tape next to an ice hockey puck. Depending on the platform, the emoji may appear realistic or be more stylized. On WhatsApp, the stick is facing towards the right while all other major platforms depict the stick facing towards the left. On Twitter, the stickโ€™s handle is not shown. The WhatsApp, Twitter, and Google versions of the emoji have a stick with black stick tape.

The Ice Hockey emoji ๐Ÿ’ can be confused with the Field Hockey emoji ๐Ÿ‘. Ice hockey is played with a puck on ice, and field hockey is played with a ball on a field. However, due to their similar appearances, uses of the two emoji may sometimes overlap or the two emoji may sometimes used to together. Both ice hockey and field hockey can be referred to as just hockey.

In the United States, professional major league hockey is organized by the National Hockey League. The Ice Hockey emoji ๐Ÿ’ sees a significant increase in usage during the NHL season, especially during the playoffs. During this time, the Ice Hockey emoji ๐Ÿ’ is often used alongside other emoji used to represent NHL teams, such as the Maple Leaf emoji ๐Ÿ for the Toronto Maple Leafs or the Penguin emoji ๐Ÿง for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

More generally, the Ice Hockey emoji ๐Ÿ’ is used alongside other wintery emoji such as the Snowflake emoji โ„๏ธ or the Snowmanย emoji โ˜ƒ๏ธ to discuss winter, snow, and ice.

Examples of ๐Ÿ’ Ice Hockey emoji

Happy #HockeyDay! ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ
@NHL, February 6, 2016
The boys and I went to our first hockey game today, it was fun! ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿ’
@KweenLEB, May 30, 2021

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Who uses ๐Ÿ’ Ice Hockey emoji?

The Ice Hockey emoji ๐Ÿ’ is used to refer to the sport of ice hockey and sometimes other stick-and-ball sports.

The Ice Hockey emoji ๐Ÿ’ is also used more generally to refer to the winter.

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