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Rover (ice hockey)

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Magnus playing rover position in 3 on 3 hockey

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Shayne Rover vs. Alex Cord (March 8, 2012)

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Shayne Rover vs. Mac McDonnell (December 1, 2011)

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Millett and Messom win shooting competition

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Notre Dame Rovers Game 4 3

A rover was a position in ice hockey used from its formation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. At the time ice hockey consisted of seven positions: along with the goaltender, two defencemen, and three forwards, positions which still remain, the rover was also part of the team. Unlike all the others, the rover did not have a set position, and roamed the ice at will, going where needed.
  • Contemporary usage