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…
From the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian that Native Americans invented hockey, camouflage, sunscreen, and popcorn. go.si.edu/site/PageServer…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Former NHL Player Jaromir Jagr is Still Playing Hockey at the Age of 47 usatoday.com/story/sports…
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…
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…
Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Hull's youngest son, Bart, briefly played runningback in the CFL. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
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…
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…
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 NHL is Canada's National Hockey League. The first US team didn't join until several years after it was established. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
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…
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…
The National Hockey League played a season with only three teams in it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/191…
40% of Male College Level Ice Hockey and Tennis Players Are Born in the First Quarter of the year. This trend is also present at the Professional and Olympic levels as well. ncaa.org/about/resources/…
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 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-…
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…
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…
Over 50% of all outdoor hockey rinks, and over 40% of all indoor hockey rinks are in Canada. statista.com/statistics/2…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Cricket bats used to be hockey stick shaped, until they started throwing the ball at the wicket instead of rolling it along the ground en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
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…
Today I learned about Manon RhΓ©aume, hockey player and the first woman to play in any of the major North American pro-sports leagues. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
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…
Before whistles were introduced, hockey referees used a cowbell. They had to switch to whistles when fans started bringing their own cowbells to disrupt game play. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
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…
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…
For decades Russian circuses have been training bears to play hockey. One NHL player was wires saying the bear β€œPasses and skates pretty well, but he looks a little out of shape,” slapshot.blogs.nytimes.co…
Canadian hockey legend Scott Niedermayer won every championship possible in his career, some more than once. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
A hockey player name Ivan Tkachenko who died in a tragic plane crash in Russia was anonymously giving money to sick kids, and the last half-million ruble payment was transferred to a young cancer patient minutes before the plane take-off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iva…
An accountant who never played professional hockey stood in as a goalie in an NHL game after both of the Blackhawks' goalies were injured, leading the team to victory. nhl.com/news/emergency-go…
During the 2010 Olympic Hockey Final, Air Canada had to delay a flight because the passengers refused to board until the game was over. cbc.ca/news/canada/britis…
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…
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…
Charlie Chaplin was a professional roller hockey player! hfboards.mandatory.com/th…
Former adult actress Mia Khalifa was struck in the left breast by a loose hockey puck while attending the Stanley Cup Finals in 2018. The impact from the puck ruptured her implant, requiring her to get surgery to repair it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mia…
That, while facing financial problems in 1987, a German hockey team accepted a sponsorship by Muammar Gaddafi, dictator of Libya, to advertise his Green Book on political philosophy wbur.org/onlyagame/2018/0…
The German Ice Hockey Federation has been a member of the IIHF for longer than the USA and Canada (not Counting the exclusion during WWII) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of the Danbury Trashers, a minor league hockey team bought by a waste disposal magnate with mob ties. His 17 year old son was team president and GM and the team set records for penalty minutes and averaged 3 fights a game. theatlantic.com/magazine/…
No U.S. Hockey Olympic Men's team has won a gold medal without a player from Warroad, MN on the roster. A town of 1,700. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
In Ice Hockey "Snowing" the goalie is a minor penalty youtu.be/6jz50G47HWs
Remains of a sabertooth cat were found during excavation in downtown Nashville in 1971. This was the impetus for the hockey team name the Predators, and their mascot Gnash. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UBS…
Canada is the world’s leading supplier of National Hockey League players. 43% of all 2018-19 season NHL players were born in Canada. thehockeynews.com/news/ar…
In 2011, the entire KHL team, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, were killed in an airplane crash that was resulted from pilot error. The sole survivor was a flight engineer. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl was one of Russia's top ice hockey teams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lok…
Dustin Penner, a professional hockey player, hurt his back eating pancakes. thestar.com/sports/hockey…
26.5 million Canadians tuned into the gold medal final in men's hockey during the 2010 Winter Olympics. That's 80% of the entire country's population. nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=5…
Field Hockey is the 3rd Most popular sport in the world with an estimated following of 2 Billion. worldatlas.com/articles/w…
When Romania made their ice hockey World Championship debut in 1931, they lost 0-15 to the US. Their captain approached the referee after the game and asked him to write a message on the official game sheet: ”Thank you for playing against us, we have learned a great deal from this game”. internationalhockey.wikia…
Wayne Gretzky was so dominant in Fantasy Hockey, that many leagues either banned him altogether or split him into two separate players: Gretzky (Goals) and Gretzky (Assists) dobberhockey.com/hockey-h…
Seabass (Cam Neely) from Dumb and Dumber is the President of the Boston Bruins NHL hockey team! nhl.com/bruins/team/exec-…
A Michigan police officer admitted to stealing marijuana from his patrol car and using it to make pot brownies. He later called 911 thinking he and his wife were dying and also asked the dispatcher for the score of the Detroit Red Wings' hockey game. mapinc.org/newsnorml/v07/…
7 of the top 10 most watched television broadcasts in Canadian history are hockey games. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The English words "sport", "champion", "challenge", "record", "tennis" and "hockey" are in fact of Old French origin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…
The "National" of the National Hockey League, refers to the nation of Canada, not the U.S en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
Goaltender pads in hockey were derived from cricket batting pads si.com/nhl/2016/03/29/nhl…
In 1996 Fox tried to place a computerized blue halo around the pucks in hockey games to make them more visible. That technology later evolved into the yellow first down line in football. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Average attendance in Major League Soccer (MLS) exceeds that of the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Basketball Association. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maj…
Today I learned about Klondike Joe Boyle who was a Yukon Lumberjack Commando Secret Agent who managed a Stanley Cup hockey team, received high military honors from England, Canada, France, Romania, and Russia, stole the Romanian crown jewels from a vault in Moscow, and once fought a shark with a hunting knife. badassoftheweek.com/index…
Gum Was So Rare in Soviet Russian That a Visiting Hockey Team Started 21 Fatality Stampede When They Handed Out Free Gum rbth.com/history/328365-h…
The London Tecumsehs were a Canadian professional baseball team formed in 1868. This predates the origin of professional ice hockey in Canada by at least three decades. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Today I learned about two men who became legends during Vancouver Canucks hockey games by sitting next to the opposing team’s penalty box and taunting them while dressed in green suits. youtu.be/gGApYfC-7_A
There was roller hockey at the 1992 Summer Olympics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
Fighting in ice hockey is an established tradition of the sport in North America en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fig…
With less then 24 hours notice before the 2014 Olympics Hockey final Canada vs Sweden, Alberta changed the liquor law to allow bars to open at 5 am and serve liquor so people could watch the game at the bar. cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/c…
Today I learned of Roger Nielson, a hockey coach whose repeated exploitation of loopholes in the NHL rulebook forced the NHL to make multiple new rules. youtube.com/watch?v=8tonx…
Today I learned about Blind Hockey. It's played using a larger puck, with ball bearings rattling around inside so the players can hear it. 9news.com/article/sports/…
Dave Grohl's (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) first hero was Jim Craig (goalie 1980 USA Olympic hockey team). After the US beat Russia, he called every Jim Craig in the Worcester area and congratulated them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Mr. Rogers has a hockey card and is one of the only celebrity captains of a team to receive this honor. puckjunk.com/2016/03/21/m…
That after a plane crash that wiped out almost the entire Russian National Hockey team in 1950, Stalin's son feared his fathers reaction and recruited new team in one day and his father did not even notice en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
If you are right handed, you should shoot a hockey puck with a left handed stick. This is because the dominant hand should be at the top of the stick in order to handle the puck easier. hockeygiant.com/support/s…
Today I learned about the Tree of One Hundred Horses, a massive chestnut tree that holds the world record for girth, clocking in at 190 feet in circumferenceβ€”nearly the length of a hockey rink. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
There is a Paralympic sport called wheelchair rugby, commonly referred to as β€œMurderball”. The sport is a combination of rules from wheelchair basketball, ice hockey, handball, and rugby. Yes, you can knock other people out of their chairs... youtu.be/g1_aUAGvWK4
The USSR has the 2nd most gold medals in hockey at the Winter Olympics - they did not begin competing at the Olympics until 1956 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
No American ice hockey team has won gold at the Olympics without a player from Warroad, MN, population 1,781 nytimes.com/2014/02/05/sp…
In 2012, the Bakersfield Condors hockey team celebrated β€œOur City Isn’t Bankrupt Night” during a home game against the Stockton Thunder to poke fun at Stockton filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy earlier that year. bakersfield.com/news/cond…
Bruce Willis was forced to sign a three picture deal with Disney after he pulled out of 'The Broadway Brawler', a romantic comedy about a hockey player. The three movies he made were 'Armageddon', 'The Sixth Sense', and 'The Kid.' The movies combined to gross an estimated 1.3 billion worldwide deadline.com/2010/10/joe-…
When Mighty Ducks 2 came out, Iceland (its villains) barely played hockey and only had 2 rinks (neither with roofs) wbur.org/onlyagame/2018/0…
The Canadian ice hockey team were so dominant that they did not participate in the knock-out tournament of the 1930 World Championships. They were put straight into the gold medal final game, and the tournament was played to determine an opponent. Canada won 6-1 in the final to claim the gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/193…
The NHL was started because five of the six team owners in the National Hockey Association didn’t like the sixth guy and wanted to start a league without him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
The Secret Service closed down Pennsylvania Avenue to vehicular traffic in 1995, dismaying drive-by tourists and D.C. commuters but delighting street-hockey enthusiasts and protesters who now enjoy four lanes of open space usatoday.com/story/theova…
As well as the popular All Blacks rugby team, other national teams in New Zealand include the All Whites (soccer), Tall Blacks (basketball), Black Sticks (field hockey), and Ice Blacks (ice hockey). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
Arianna Grande was the first fan ever hit by a hockey puck at the Florida Panthers’s arena... she was also the first fan to drive in its Zamboni sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-…
A disproportionate number of elite Canadian hockey players are born in the early months of the calendar year. More physically mature children born early in the year play in leagues vs. kids born late in the year & are often selected as better athletes, leading to coaching for the major leagues. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out…
The Canadian women's national hockey team is 43-24-1 all-time vs the US women's team. Against the rest of the world they are 120-1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
A statistical examination of hockey has determined that if your team is down by 1 goal with 5:40 left in the game, that is the proper time to pull your goalie. If you are down by 2 points, the statistically correct time is 11:40. papers.ssrn.com/sol3/pape…
Hockey evolved from various games played as far back as 4,000 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoc…
There was a Bear Hockey game. Literally had bears playing and human referees. youtube.com/watch?v=iimwf…
In 1989 during an ice hockey game, Goaltender Clint Malarchuk survived a collision where a skate sliced open his jugular vein. During the ride to the hospital, Malarchuk asked "Can you have me back for the third period?" youtu.be/plvKlnguJVE
The first professional sports team nicknamed the Toronto Maple Leafs was a minor league baseball team, not a hockey team. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor…

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