NHL playoffs are upon us, and those of you who are looking for some hockey apps / games to enjoy hockey even more, are in the right place. You will find a list of curated hockey-related applications and games down below, though truth be said, these are mostly games. There is one app included amongst them, but there are a number of great hockey games in the Play Store that are worth trying out. We did our best to select the very best applications for you to try out, so if you're willing to do some gaming in-between playoff games, check out our list. Before you do, though, please note that these apps are not listed in a specific order, just because one app is placed in front of others does not mean anything.
Hockey Stars is a well-known game by Miniclip which has been around for a long time. In this game, players are represented as circles on the ice, and it's a turn based game. You will need to hit the puck under the right angle, and try to win the match. In addition to playing against AI, you can also play against some of your friends, or online against random people. Tournaments are available in this game, along with a number of other modes to keep things fun.
Glow Hockey is one of those rare games that allows two players to play it on the same device, at the same time. This is basically air hockey transferred to your device, and it contains four selectable paddles and pucks. Your phone will vibrate when someone scores, and it's immensely fun to play this against a friend on the same phone. There are four difficulty levels if you're playing against AI, while three themes are available.
Hockey All Stars
Hockey All Stars is a hockey simulation game, and it's actually really good. This game offers really nice-looking graphics, not to mention really solid, fast-paced gameplay. In this game, you can build your own team, either through training or collecting new player cards. You will also be able to build your own hockey arena, and compete for various titles. This game does include in-app purchases and ads, but it's a joy to play regardless.
Stickman Ice Hockey
Stickman Ice Hockey is a part of the Stickman game series, and much like a number of other stickman games, this one is pretty fun as well. This is a 3D game but it doesn't take itself too seriously, it's more of an arcade than a simulation, which is not a bad thing. There are 46 national and international hockey teams to choose from in this game, while there are a ton of different game modes that you can choose from.
Franchise Hockey 2018
Franchise Hockey 2018 is one of the best hockey manager games for Android. You will need to develop both your team and players in a number of different ways in this game, and of course, play matches as well. There are over 3,000 unique player cards available in this game, while there are a ton of gaming elements that you will encounter here, not to mention that graphics are spot on as well.
If you're looking for an official NHL app, well, look no further, here it is. If you'd like to stay up to date on what's going on in the NHL, or simply get access to tons of info regarding your favorite team(s) or their matches, this is the way to go. You can watch games with NHL.TV subscription via this application, while highlights are also available here. Live scores for ongoing matches are also available, while the app also offers a really nice design.
Puppet Ice Hockey: Pond Head
Puppet Ice Hockey: Pond Head is a fun hockey-based game, though this is not a simulation, not even close to it. In this game, you will be able to freeze your opponents, kick pucks with your foot, and do all kinds of other things that you would not be able to do in simulation games. Don't get us wrong, this game is immensely fun, and two players can actually play this game on the same phone, at the same time, thanks to a split-screen multiplayer option.
BIG WIN Hockey
BIG WIN Hockey is yet another really fun hockey game in which a ton of modes are available. You will be able to challenge your Facebook friends in this gameplay a quick match, or play through a season if you want. You can create your own team in this game, open card packs in order to find new players and improve your existing ones. This game also allows you to customize your team's jerseys, and so on. There are a ton of gaming elements included here.
Blocky Hockey features retro-style graphics, which is not necessarily a bad thing. If that's something you can disregard, this game is actually quite entertaining. Controls in the game are really simple, and the gameplay is fast-paced. You will have to fight your opponents rather frequently in this game, which only makes the whole experience more fun. In-app purchases and ads are included, but chances are they won't bother you all that much.