42-year-old Zamboni driver, kidney transplant recipient, and practice hockey goalie David Ayres, led the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win after their two pro goalies were injured. Cheered by the opposing team's fans, he was the oldest player ever to make his pro debut in a major sport. tampabay.com/sports/light…
The USSR expected to win the final of the 1957 Ice Hockey World Championships, held in Moscow, but lost to Sweden. The organizers did not have the Swedish national anthem ready for the medal ceremony, so the Swedish players sang a drinking song and it was broadcast over the PA system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
A hockey fan taunted his opposing home teams player for becoming injured. A few plays later that same fan took a puck to the face. The hockey player he had previously taunted made sure to swing by and say hello wimp.com/hockey-fan-taunt…
Henry Maracle was the first indigenous person to play professional hockey for the New York Rangers in 1931. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Sweden has a hockey team with a Native American as their mascot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%…
Today I learned of the "Battle of Bowmanville." After an international dispute led to Germans and Canadians shackling each others POWs in WW2, some German prisoners revolted and locked themselves in a mess hall with makeshift weapons. The Canadians successfully raided the building using hockey sticks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow…
Today I learned of the Battle Of Bowmanville in 1942 where approximately 100 Canadian soldiers quelled a rebellion of German POWs using only hockey sticks and water cannons. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowman…
The ice on a hockey rink is painted white to make it easier to see the puck entertainment.howstuffwor…
During the transition from The Soviet Union to Russia, the CSKA, (The Central Red Army Hockey Club) were financially broke. They were saved from bankruptcy by a joint venture between the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Red-Army, Mario Lemieux and actor Michael J. Fox. si.com/hockey/all-access/…
Casio was widely accused of false advertising after launching an ad where a hockey player used a g shock as a puck to demonstrate its toughness. However once a TV news channel replicated and verified the ads authenticity it gained popularity amongst the general public. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-S…
Football, baseball, basketball and hockey were all invented by Canadians. cbc.ca/sportslongform/ent…
Today I learned of the Hockey-Falco thesis which says the renaissance realist painters used devices made with mirrors and pinholes to project an image of the subject onto a canvas, the painter would then simply trace over the image to make the painting. It's also used to forge famous paintings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoc…
Left-handed hockey sticks are banned in Field Hockey. According to the rules of the International Hockey Federation, left-handed sticks create too much danger on the field when used in competition against right-handed sticks, so it was banned due to safety concerns and injury prevention. sportsrec.com/6533675/why…
From the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian that Native Americans invented hockey, camouflage, sunscreen, and popcorn. go.si.edu/site/PageServer…
The NBA was was founded by the owners ice hockey arenas in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Canada in order to provide a means to income when ice hockey was not in session. careers.nba.com/history/
Gordie Howe played 32 seasons of professional hockey in a career that spanned 5 decades hockey-reference.com/play…
Not only is field hockey the national sport of Pakistan, but the national team has won four Hockey World Cup championships, eight gold medals at the Asian Games, and the only Asian team to win the Champions Trophy (three wins). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pak…
Nitrate film is prone to severely decaying if not properly cared for. First, the image and the plastic begin to deteriorate, then the gelatin binder becomes soft and sticky. Eventually the film will adhere to itself to the point where the roll becomes a solid mass or "hockey puck." filmcare.org/vd_binder.ph…
The Minnesota state high school hockey tournament is the largest high school sporting event in the nation in terms of attendance and viewership wikipedia.org/wiki/High_s…
Buddy, the golden retriever that played the original Air Bud, is the same dog that played Comet on Full House. In 1989, his owner originally found him as a stray in the Sierra Nevada. He took Buddy in and trained him to play basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and hockey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Jim Coleman, a sportswriter made up the 'curse of Muldoon' to meet an editorial deadline. The curse supposedly prevented the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League from finishing in first place from 1938 to 1967. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cur…
The Miracle On Ice (USSR vs. USA hockey - 1980 Olympics) did NOT air live on TV in the U.S. and portions of the game were edited for time to accommodate coverage of the Men's Slalom competition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir…
There's a sport called Octopush. It's a game of hockey, but held underwater. yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport…
Spiderman was featured in an anti-drug comic book series in 1993. In the first issue, Spidey helps a kid's hockey team say "NO" to drugs comics.org/issue/86054/
The USA has a record of 0-22 in Olympic Men’s field hockey, yet still have a bronze medal, because only three teams participated at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. foxsports.com/olympics/st…
Today I learned about John Scott, a pro hockey player who got voted by the people (as a joke) to be the captain of the All Star team. The NHL didn't want him to play, so he got sent to the Minor Leagues. There wasn't a rule against a minor leaguer playing in it though, so he played, scored twice and won MVP. sbnation.com/nhl/2016/1/3…
Former NHL Player Jaromir Jagr is Still Playing Hockey at the Age of 47 usatoday.com/story/sports…
Hockey goalie Clint Malarchuks throat got slashed by skate during a live NHL game, the injury was so bad that 11 fans fainted, 2 got heart attack and at least 3 players vomited on the ice. The wound was so bad that it needed 300 stiches. Clint was back on ice just a week later. theplayerstribune.com/en-…
One night at a hockey game in Canada, everyone was given a jar of peanut butter. After the home team blew an early lead and lost, the crowd started throwing the jars on the ice in frustration. One person didn’t throw far enough and hit someone else, and was charged with assault with a weapon. canlii.org/en/mb/mbca/doc…
In 2017, the longest hockey game ever was played between Storhamar and Sparta. The game went on so long that local police got worried calls from people reporting their loved ones missing. nhl.com/news/incredible-h…
Lake Erie has its own sea monster myth. Named "Bessie", the monster is similar in description to the Loch Ness monster. The minor league hockey team Cleveland Monsters are named after the myth, even though their mascot is a seagull. rockthelake.com/buzz/2017…
In 1985, sportswriter Zotique LespΓ©rance was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame's media section, along with Tim Moriarty and Dick Johnson, however LespΓ©rance was not invited to his induction ceremony as the Hall of Fame was misinformed that he had died. LespΓ©rance was invited the next year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zot…
Today I learned about Genna, a traditional Ethiopian sport similar to field hockey, played on a cow field without removing the cows. The goals are sometimes miles apart. youtube.com/watch?v=UOttB…
A 36 year old accountant who has never played pro hockey, was called in as an emergency backup goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks and starred in a 6-2 win, blocking 7 of 7 shots attempted boston.com/sports/nhl/201…
The NHL is Canada's National Hockey League. The first US team didn't join until several years after it was established. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
If the 1980 U.S. hockey team had lost to Finland after the Miracle on Ice game, the Soviets would have won the gold medal sportingnews.com/us/nhl/n…
The family of late hockey "enforcer" Bob Probert spread his ashes in the penalty box of the Detroit Red Wings stadium before it closed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Hull's youngest son, Bart, briefly played runningback in the CFL. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
The National Hockey League played a season with only three teams in it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/191…
Today I learned about Atilla Ambrus, the Whiskey Robber. Infamous as the worst goalie in Hungarian hockey, he secretly moonlighted as a wildly popular bank robber. He never harmed anyone in his robberies, and would send the police bottles of wine. When he was caught, the UTE stadium flew a flag honoring him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
In 1929 hockey player Eddie Shore, after missing his train, drove 350 miles through a blizzard to a game. The car's chains broke twice, the wipers broke, he removed the top half of the windshield, and crashed into a ditch. He still made it and scored the game's only goal. thehockeynews.com/news/ar…
Keanu Reeves was part of an alternative rock group called Dogstar. The genesis of the band was a chance encounter between Robert Mailhouse and Reeves at a supermarket when the 2 men started talking about hockey and Keanu asked Mailhouse if he needed a goalie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog…
Wayne Gretzky was so dominant in Fantasy Hockey, that many leagues split his stats into two players: Gretzky (Goals) and Gretzky (Assists) theglobeandmail.com/sport…
The Stanley cup can only have five large rings with winning team names/members. When the cup is fully engraved, the oldest ring is removed and sent to the Hockey Hall of Fame, and a new one is installed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The Arizona Coyotes ice hockey team based in Glendale, Arizona, were originally named the Winnipeg Jets. After the World Hockey Association merged with the National Hockey League, the Jets relocated to Phoenix en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The word "National" in the "National Hockey League" refers to Canada, since for the first 7 years of play, all of the teams in the NHL were located in Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
The Wright brothers may not have done what they did if not for a hockey accident that sent Wilbur Wright into a depression, causing him to cancel his plans of going to Yale, and eventually open the bicycle shop with his brother. biography.com/people/wilb…
Sledge hockey players sit on specially designed sleds, or β€˜sledges’, with skate blades under the seat. Two sticks are used to not only pass, stickhandle and shoot the puck, but also to propel and maneuver their sledges hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hoc…
Don Cherry was recruited to play one game for the Boston Bruins during the Stanley Cup finals against the Montreal Canadiens in 1955, but an off-season injury prevented him from returning to the NHL. Cherry has been a Canadian icon since 1980 for Hockey Night thecanadianencyclopedia.c…

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.