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2018
Game Screen

Roster
Roster

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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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Box


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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2018 Action! PC Hockey 

Projected Release: August 30, 2018

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 2018 Edition!

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


2018 Hockey Enhancements

Game Screen

  • New game screen pop-up menu offers quick access to frequently used options. Right-click the ice to zoom forward, switch ice views, and more.

  • Player icons more prominently feature team colors.

  • New goal celebration option in the video chalkboard.

  • Expanded variety of shot displays in the video chalkboard.

Game Strategy

  • Late game action is more explosive and realistic!

  • New play call options for offensive zone faceoffs.

  • Player usage SOG aggressiveness settings are more dynamic and easier to use.

  • New crunch time playing time options help get key players on the ice at the end of a game.

  • Improved player penalty distribution.

Play-By-Play Additions

  • Expanded play-by-play includes more detailed and varied rush, faceoff, and shot descriptions.

  • Fight build-ups, match-ups, and play-by-play are more realistic. Expanded fight results include post play fighting based more closely on the flow of the game, players engaging in multiple fights, match penalties, and so much more!

  • Expanded game situation play-by-play.

  • New rare play results.

Encyclopedia

  • Team data is now part of the encyclopedia!

  • Complete team win, loss, and stat history is included in the new encyclopedia and is easily accessible from the Team Roster screen.

  • New easy-to-use tools for quickly adding seasons and building encyclopedias.

Other Additions

  • New Roster Screen tab with complete team history!

  • Expanded transactions and roster tools located at Organize\Transaction. This expanded tool is an all-in-one tool for making roster additions, subtractions, trades, creations, and edits. Creating your own leagues, teams, and players has never been easier!

  • Optional ROW listed in standings reports.

  • Monthly standings and standings-by-date reports.

  • Option to view the box score immediately upon the completion of a game.

  • New player stat editor that includes the ability to create player stats based on just a few attributes. Stats may then be edited as desired.

  • New editing tool for increasing or decreasing all stats by a specific percentage for one player without the need to edit each stat individually.

  • Opening screen drop-down lists for quickly changing between leagues.

  • Expanded all-in-one setup tool includes all game preferences, and tools to install seasons or toggle between active seasons.

  • New draft league rules allow you to set parameters for players eligible for the draft based on year and age. Player and year search functions have been added to the draft screen.


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 2018 Action! PC Hockey Game

  • 2017-18 Season

  • 2005-06 Season

  • 1978-79 Season

  • 1961-62 Season

  • 1956-57 Season

  • Greatest Teams In Franchise History Collection - see below

Deluxe + Classic Package - $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 2018 Action! PC Hockey Game
  • 2017-18 Season
  • 2015-16 Season
  • 2012-13 Season
  • 2005-06 Season
  • 1996-97 Season
  • 1987-88 Season
  • 1978-79 Season
  • 1967-68 Season
  • 1961-62 Season
  • 1956-57 Season
  • Greatest Teams in Franchise History Collection - see below

Basic Game Package - Only $35.00

  • Complete 2018 Action! PC Hockey game

  • Greatest Teams in Franchise History Collection - see below


Greatest Teams in Franchise History Collection

Included with every 2018 game package!

1974-75 Buffalo
1970-71 Boston
2005-06 Carolina
2016-17 Columbus
1995-96 Detroit
2015-16 Florida
1976-77 Montreal
2002-03 New Jersey
1991-72 New York R
1981-82 New York I
2005-06 Ottawa
1975-76 Philadelphia
1992-93 Pittsburgh
2003-04 Tampa Bay
1960-61 Toronto
2009-10 Washington
2006-07 Anaheim
2009-10 Phoenix
1988-89 Calgary
2009-10 Chicago
2000-01 Colorado
1998-99 Dallas
1983-84 Edmonton
1990-91 Los Angeles
2016-17 Minnesota
2017-18 Nashville
2008-09 San Jose
1999-00 St. Louis
2010-11 Vancouver
2017-18 Vegas
2017-18 Winnipeg

 

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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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