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Opening Screen Hockey
2017 Opening Screen

Roster
2017 Roster
scheduled games
2017 Scheduled Games
 
2016 Action! PC Hockey Period Recap
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Hockey Player with History
Player with History
Hockey player with Usage
Player Usage

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Player Form

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Draft


Rules


Shadow Strategy


Modify Player


Team Report


Strategy Adjustments


Play-By-Play Report


Database 1


Database 2

 
Encyclopedia


Line Strategies


Strategy


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Whether you play games head-to-head, over the internet, or against the computer,
you'll love the statistical accuracy and strategy of Action! PC Hockey.
Loaded with strategy, extensive statistical reports and internet features,
Action! PC Hockey is the most comprehensive stat-based hockey game on the market.

Order Action! PC Hockey 2017 Edition!

Play Action! PC Hockey with our many available seasons. Choose from many past pro and Olympic seasons from 1954 to present!


Action! PC Hockey

Now Available!  Released September 2017

 

What the Beta Testers Are Saying:

"So much stuff to like, the additions to the horizontal are amazing... the overall view is really something!" - JT

"Looks awesome..." - JW

“The 2017 Hockey game looks terrific!” - JA

"…huge thanks for the shorter shifts and harsher penalties!!... other changes look sweet too! - GF

"I really like the new pushing and shoving animation after the whistle!" - TR

2017 Hockey Enhancements

New Favorite Team Display on the opening screen offers up-to-the-minute stat information along with quick and easy access to team and player screens.

Expanded Video Chalkboard options include wraparound shots, pushing, shoving, fighting, penalized players leaving the ice, player name displays, more frequent screen updates, and more!

New Game Screen Displays include additional player stats, penalty box player photos, and more!

New “Live” Tab on the scheduled games screen! Quick-played games may be paused in progress based on your preferences. Choose your pause preferences from a list of play results, game situations, and teams. When a game pauses, you can view the play-by-play or box score, continue until the next pause, or finish the game without pausing. There is even an option to join the game in progress! You may never quick-play seasons the same way again!

New "Highlights" Tab on the scheduled game screen! Significant game events and performances are displayed throughout the season.

Updated Box Score includes player photos for the top performers on each team, arena photo, and the complete game film play-by-play for the game! The game film is color coded and searchable for players, results, or any text!

Updated Roster Screen features an optional player photo display, playoff goalie schedule, and depth and line chart player ratings.

More Realistic Shift Length with harsher penalties for fatigued players and improved late game line usage.

Optional Arena Photos may be assigned for each team. Arena photos are displayed in the box score, team roster, and game screen.

New Searchable Play-By-Play Editor makes it easy to modify your game’s play-by-play descriptions.

Expanded Injury System features more realistic injury results, temporary injuries, and players added to the post-game injury report.

Optional 3-2-1 Olympic Style standings calculation.

Updated Team Compare Screen features a fresh look with additional stats, league totals, and sortable team statistics.

Upgraded Screens for Database, Encyclopedia, Rosters, and more!

Greatest Teams of All Time set included with every game package!


Action! PC Hockey Game Packages

Save $5.00 on the Deluxe or Deluxe-Classic package! For owners of any previous edition of Action! PC Hockey. Use the word UPGRADE as your discount code. This special upgrade offer is only available with an online purchase.

Deluxe Game Package – Only $45.00 

  • Complete 2017 Action! PC Hockey game

  • 2016-17 Pro Season

  • Greatest Teams of All Time set- listed below

Deluxe Classic Game Package – Only $69.00

If you are new to Dave Koch Sports or haven't tried our game in a while, this is the package for you!

  • Complete 2017 Action! PC Hockey game

  • 2016-17 Pro Season

  • 2003-04 Pro Season

  • 1983-84 Pro Season

  • 1968-69 Pro Season

  • 1958-59 Pro Season

  • 1973-74 WHA Season

  • 1980 Olympic Set

  • Greatest Teams of All Time set - listed below

Basic Game Package - Only $34.00

  • Complete 2017 Action! PC Hockey game

  • Greatest Teams of All Time set- listed below


Greatest Teams of All Time Set:

Included with every 2016 game package!

2016-17 Washington
2015-16 Washington
2012-13 Pittsburgh
2009-10 Washington
2005-06 Detroit
2000-01 Colorado
1995-96 Detroit
1988-89 Montreal
1988-89 Calgary
1985-86 Edmonton
1983-84 Edmonton
1981-82 New York I
1979-80 Philadelphia
1978-79 New York I
1978-79 Montreal
1977-78 Montreal
1976-77 Montreal
1975-76 Philadelphia
1975-76 Montreal
1973-74 Philadelphia
1973-74 Boston
1972-73 Montreal
1971-72 Boston
1970-71 Boston

 

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About Action! PC Hockey

Play Potential

Action! PC Hockey uses a system of "play potential" to represent the flow of a hockey game. After each change of possession, a number is assigned that represents the chance of the play being successful. High potential means that the play is more likely to result in a scoring opportunity, and low potential is more likely to result in dangerous turnovers. Play potential is determined by previous play calls and results, team strategies and strength, line changes, intimidation levels, ice quality, random factors and more. As a result, each play has a unique feel, and no two games will ever be alike.

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Play Calling

For plays beginning in the defensive or neutral zones, choose to proceed aggressively, safely, with a balanced attack, or to clear the puck. Each option has strengths and weaknesses. Playing aggressively will generate more scoring chances, but at the risk of dangerous turnovers, while playing safely will rarely give up bad turnovers, but will also not create many scoring opportunities. When the play potential is low or your team is over-matched, it may be best to simply clear the puck. In general, these play call opportunities occur every two or three changes of possession.

When a team has control of the puck in its offensive zone, there are several different play calling scenarios that may occur. These include:

Setup Plays - Shoot the puck, attempt to pass to a specific open player for a shot, or cycle for a new setup. Taking advantage of screens, getting the puck to the net for a rebound, or setting up safe turnovers by clearing the puck in deep are just a few ways to use these scenarios. Setup plays occur often on powerplays, and occasionally during even strength play.

Match-up Plays - An offensive player has the puck with a scoring opportunity, defended by an opposing player. Do you shoot, attempt to penetrate for a better shot, pass, or send the puck deep for a safe turnover?

Other play calling opportunities occur according to game situations. When shorthanded, attempt to ice the puck, or take chances to try to create shorthanded goals. Attempt to shoot for an empty net with the chance of icing, clear the puck back to the neutral zone, or try to cross center ice before shooting. Make an odd man rush, try to set up in the offensive zone, or dump the puck in for a safe turnover. These situations and more create an exciting and diverse game experience.

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Line Changes

Making timely and efficient line changes is an important element of success in hockey, and that holds true in Action PC Hockey. In most situations when your team has the puck, you have the option to make a line change. When a change is called for, potential for that play decreases according to how many players are being changed. As a result, it is often best to play safe or to clear the puck when attempting to make a change. Trying to make a change in a low potential situation may result in a dangerous turnover.

Line management is made simple by an easy to use line change interface. Put an entire line or individual players on the ice with a single click. Player strength on a zero to 100 scale makes it clear who is ready to play and who needs more rest. Lines are automatically adjusted when injuries and penalties occur. Double shifting star players is easy to accomplish. The simple yet powerful interface ensures that line management is never a hassle.

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Strategies

Action PC Hockey includes a wealth of strategy options. Strategies include forecheckers used, defensive zone aggressiveness and depth, offensive zone entry method, and offensive zone system. Strategies may be set for the team as a whole, as well as for specific line combinations and game situations. A programmable computer coach is also available for each team including line usage, offensive and defensive styles, late game strategy adjustments, and preferences for when to change or pull goalies. Individual players also have usage preferences that may be set including how often to pass or shoot from different ice locations, how often to attempt to deflect shots, join in odd man rushes, and attempt to penetrate past defenders. To help in understanding the influence each strategy has on the game, an in depth strategy guide is available free from this site.

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League/Roster Management

A complete set of general manager functions makes it easy to operate your league. Create, modify, draft and trade players and teams. Design depth charts and set line combinations with all stats and ratings easily available. Save up to five complete sets of line combinations for each team. Create and assign ice graphics, team logos, and player photos. Customize league rules including roster limits, overtime and shootout rules, penalties, suspensions, player usage rules, icing and offsides rules, and many miscellaneous rules such as video review of goals and automatic TV timeouts.

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Statistics and Reports

Action! PC Hockey is loaded with player, team and league statistical reports. Customize database reports using hundreds of available statistics. All of the standard statistics such as goals, assists, penalty minutes, and plus/minus are included.  The game also tracks hits, blocked shots, takeaways, giveaways, faceoffs, time on ice breakdowns, types of penalties, and much more. You can view raw statistics or stats based on game averages, home or road averages, high games and more.

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Player Ratings

Player ratings are based on every available published statistic, as well as expert subjective analysis.  Player ratings include overall offensive ability, passing, inside and outside scoring, skating, penalty shot/breakaway ability, faceoffs, overall defensive ability, takeaways, shot blocking, hitting, penalty killing, enforcer status, goalie ability, sportsmanship, and durability.

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Play-By-Play

Extensive and exiting play-by-play makes playing a hockey game an immersive experience.  Thousands of lines of text may also be edited by the user.

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Schedules and Transactions

Seasons include full real life schedules. Schedules may be modified or automatically generated. Player transactions are monitored by date, so you can replay a season using the actual trades and signings as they occurred in real life.

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Internet Play

Action! PC Hockey offers complete support for internet play. Hook-up and play one game or an entire series in one sitting. Zip and email league files with just a few mouse clicks. Email box scores to league members with one mouse click.

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Utilities

Action! PC Hockey includes a useful set of utilities to run any face-to-face, email, or internet league. Export/import games, export/import coaches and many other features help make your league play simple and enjoyable.

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Past Seasons/Historical Adjustments

Many past seasons are available for purchase. These include pro, Olympic, and college seasons. The staff at Dave Koch Sports is continually adding to the lineup of available past seasons. Action PC Hockey includes complete league data for every past season, allowing the game engine to make comparisons between players from different eras. This makes it possible to play a game between a team from the 1960s and a team from the 1990s, for example. Leagues can also be set to play in any era. For example, it is possible to put modern teams in the high scoring era of the 1980s.

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