The ‘Ice Hockey Stick and Puck’ Emoji Has Been Approved in Unicode 8

The Unicode Consortium has released Unicode 8.0, which includes 37 new emojis, which includes missing sports symbols such as the ice hockey stick and puck. This means hockey-mad Canadians can soon look forward to sending this emoji once the likes of Apple, Google and Microsoft bring updates to support it.

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The full Unicode 8 emoji approval list is below:

Most Popularly Requested

  • Bottle With Popping Cork
  • Burrito
  • Cheese Wedge
  • Hot Dog
  • Popcorn
  • Taco
  • Turkey
  • Unicorn Face
Missing Top Sports Symbols
  • Badminton Racquet
  • Cricket Bat And Ball
  • Field Hockey Stick And Ball
  • Ice Hockey Stick And Puck
  • Table Tennis Paddle And Ball
  • Volleyball
Faces, Hands and Zodiac Symbols
  • Upside-Down Face
  • Face With Rolling Eyes
  • Zipper-Mouth Face
  • Money-Mouth Face
  • Face With Thermometer
  • Nerd Face
  • Thinking Face
  • Face With Head-Bandage
  • Robot Face
  • Hugging Face
  • Sign Of The Horns
  • Amphora
  • Crab
  • Bow And Arrow
  • Lion Face
  • Scorpion
Symbols of Religious Significance
  • Prayer Beads
  • Kaaba
  • Mosque
  • Synagogue
  • Menorah With Nine Branches
  • Place Of Worship
There are also five emoji modifiers, which Apple already implemented in iOS 8.3, along with the Canadian flag.
So once the ice hockey stick and puck emoji is out, get ready to send and receive them during hockey games, so you can spend more time on your phone and not watch the game (right??).

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  • Ayanda Mngoma

    When will these new emojis be available for iOS users in Canada?

  • There’s no timetable on when Apple will add them to iOS, but from what we’ve seen they’ve been pretty good at including newly approved Emojis quickly (ie Canadian flag)

  • Ayanda Mngoma

    Hopefully with iOS 9 this fall!