Interesting Facts About Hockey
Hockey is one of the most favorite sports. And the sport is quite tough, but very entertaining. Perhaps there are no those who did not play it at least in childhood or not observed from the side. Hockey battles are always interesting to watch. But there are also some interesting moments about which most viewers did not guess.
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1. The first professional hockey team was established in Canada in 1904. Then the hockey players moved to a new game system – “six by six.” The standard size of the site was 56 x 26 m, which has since changed little.
2. The goalkeeper has only 0.45 seconds to react to a throw made from 18.3 meters from the goal.
3. In hockey there is the term “Triple Golden Club”. It includes hockey players who became owners of the Stanley Cup, gold medals of the Winter Olympics and World Cup.
4. Until 1914, the washer for the face-off “lay down” on the ice, but due to the numerous injuries of the judges, it was decided subsequently to “throw in” it.
5. Martin Brodeur – the only goalkeeper in the NHL, who scored the winning goal in the match.
6. Throughout the history of the NHL, seven goalkeepers have scored a total of 9 goals.
7. Gordie Howe’s hat-trick
Hat-trick Gordie Howe – in ice hockey, the unofficial name of a special kind of hat trick, when a player throws a puck for 1 match, makes an assist and takes part in a fight. The name of this event was received in honor of the famous Canadian Gordie Howe, known for both his outstanding bombing abilities and aggressiveness on the ice. For the ability to conduct a power struggle, he earned the nickname “Mr. Elbow”.
8. Lev Yashin was an excellent football and hockey goalkeeper. Uniqueness is fueled by the fact that he became the owner of the cups in both of these sports.
9. Due to the fact that thick ice hinders the speed glide, it is poured on the hockey rink by 7.6-10 cm.
10. In 2000, Martin Broder – goalkeeper of the New Jersey Devils took the Stanley Cup to the cinema in order to eat popcorn from it.
11. The greatest difference in abandoned and missed washers
The greatest difference in the abandoned and missed washers in the official matches of men’s teams was recorded in 1987. The Australian team won the New Zealand team with a score of 58: 0. The Ukrainian record was established on March 13, 1993 – the national team defeated Belgium with a score of 37: 2. But the world record belongs to the women’s national team of Slovakia. 2008 in Latvia in the selection for the Olympic tournament Slovak hockey players defeated Bulgaria’s national team 82: 0. The puck flew into the gates of Bulgaria every 40 seconds.
About 70% of professional hockey players lose at least one tooth throughout their careers. The first player to use protective gear for the head was George Owen from the Boston Bruins in 1928. The last hockey player without a helmet was in 1997 Craig McTevish with “St. Louis Blues”. In the era of hip-hop hockey, some goalkeepers put 500-600 stitches on their heads throughout their careers.
13. Hockey washer is made of vulcanized rubber and weighs 200 gr. Before the game starts, it is frozen, so that it does not spring.
14. The first washer for hockey was square.
15. According to the rules of the National Hockey League, players are allowed to use aspirin, drugs and alcoholic beverages.
16. The first hockey match was held on March 3, 1875 in Montreal on the rink “Victoria”, which was written in the local newspaper “Montreal Gazette”
17. First the hockey teams consisted of nine people, then from seven and only in 1904 in the teams became six people.
18. Now the prestigious NHL award Stanley Cup was once purchased by Lord Frederick Arthur Stanley for £ 10.
19. Pouring sports, facts, hockey
To fill the ice hockey rink requires 30-60 tons of water. Resurseyfser – machine to restore the surface of ice hockey rink. It is also called “ice harvester”. For a year such a machine “winds” up to 2,000 miles.
20. The speed with which the puck flies, which received a strong blow, can be up to 193 kilometers per hour.