So, this puck weighs 6 ounces. If I swing my stick 70 mph, then the puck will go a lot faster and further than if I swung my stick 20 mph. If the weight of the puck was 20 ounces, then it would go a slower speed and shorter distance.
We're on to the third and final law. This law is the law of action/reaction. This law says that when there is an action, there will be an opposite and equal reaction.
See here, if I hit the puck into Tim's skate, the action force is the puck pushing Tim's skate backwards and the opposite and equal reaction is Tim's skate pushing the puck outwards.
So there you have it. The 3 laws of motion and how they are used in hockey. I hope you enjoyed this representation!
The 3 laws of motion summarized:Law of Inertia: An object that is moving will stay moving until another force stops it. An object that is not moving will not move until it is acted upon by a force.Law of force and acceleration: An object's acceleration is dependent upon to things. The mass of the object being accelerated and the strength of the force that makes the object accelerate.Law of action/reaction: When there is an action force, there will be an equal force and opposite direction reaction.