|This player has to accelerate to get to the puck before his opponent.
Acceleration is the rate at which velocity changes.
Aceleration can come in three different ways: increasing speed, decreasing speed, or changing direction. In hockey, players
are constantly accelerating. They always increase their speed to try to have an odd man attack, catch a lucky breakaway, or
just simply get to the puck before the opponent. They aren't only increasing their speed; they decrease it too. Players may
decrease their speed when they are trying to tag up onsides or a defensemen may slow down and skate backwards to protect their
goal. Players are also constantly changing direction, either to get around a player, or to go behind the net and set up a
play. Goalies are also sliding between the pipes while trying to keep their eye on the puck, which is also always changing