Wikipedia:Naming conventions (ice hockey)
|This guideline documents an English Wikipedia naming convention. It is a generally accepted standard that editors should attempt to follow, though it is best treated with common sense, and occasional exceptions may apply. Any substantive edit to this page should reflect consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.|
- All player pages should have diacritics applied (where required, according to the languages of the player in question).
- All North American hockey pages should have player names without diacritics, except where their use is likewise customary (specifically, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey).
- All non-North American hockey pages should have diacritics applied (where required).
All articles should attempt to use the most common form in English, but due to shared names, this is not always possible.
In the event that a player shares the same name as another notable person, use one of the following options:
- Use (ice hockey) following the players name, such as John Adams (ice hockey).
- Use middle names or nicknames for the article title, provided that the nickname or middle name is sufficiently common and used frequently in sources. For instance Tiger Williams.
- When two or more ice hockey players share a common name, use the players' year of birth. For instance Greg Adams (ice hockey, born 1963) and Greg Adams (ice hockey, born 1960).
- When two or more ice hockey players share a common name and birth year, use the players' position. For instance Sean Collins (ice hockey defenceman), Sean Collins (ice hockey forward, born 1983) and Sean Collins (ice hockey, born 1988).
In the event that a team article shares the same name as another team from a different league or sport, use one of the following options:
- Use the initials from the league following the team name. For example, Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL) and Colorado Rockies and Colorado Rockies (NHL)
- Note: The most notable team from the most notable league should get preference over article title naming.