It reminded me of when I was at a game. The refs had mad a piss poor call it seemed. Pretty soon, hockey pucks were flying towards the ref that made the call. He was along the wall and the guy with the puck hit it pretty hard to another player that was along the wall by the ref. (so id didnt seem obvious) They did this about three times. It was pretty funny to watch the ref jump and get the hell out of the way. Im guessing the ref got the hint. Anywho, thinking of that got me wondering the speed of a hockey puck from a slap shot. Google showed the following: How fast does the puck travel? Some slap shots are propelled between 90-100 mph. Speeds up to 120 mph have been recorded by some of the hardest shooters in the NHL. Compounding the problems for goaltenders, frequently the puck will curve in flight, much like a baseball. Could you imagine getting hit by something hard moving that fast? I bet its even worse than a baseball because it has edges and its not spherical. My money says it could probably leave a good laceration. Heres a pic I found for you curious ones.