Interesting facts about Ice Hockey

Julia | 11 - 02 - 2022
Interesting facts about ice hockey

Facts About Ice Hockey:

Ice hockey has become a popular sport in North America and Europe. It is the fastest game on the planet and a modified version of the sport “Hurley.” Two teams of six players aim to score goals against each other by hitting the puck into the goalpost using the hockey stick. The team with the highest goal score wins the match. Here are some fascinating ice hockey facts.

Ice Hockey facts

  • In earlier days, a patty of frozen cow poop was the pucks of ice hockey
  • The today used hockey puck is made of rubber, weighing about 6 ounces, and is 3 inches in diameter.
  • Before every ice hockey game, the pucks are frozen to prevent them from bouncing during the game. 
  • If two goalies of a team get injured, even a person inside the arena can play instead of them according to the rules.
  • The Stanley Cup had its name after Lord Stanley of Preston, a former Canadian Governor-General.
  • The winning team members of the Stanley cup can have a full day with the trophy. They even take part in the tradition of filling the trophy cup with snacks and eating them from the cup.
  • The word “pucks” was termed only on February 7, 1876.
  • “Octopus throwing” is a tradition of bringing dead octopuses to the arena and tossing them onto the ice since 1952. The eight tentacles of the octopus symbolized the number of playoff wins needed for the Detroit red wings to win the Stanley cup.

 

Ice hockey is the modified version of which game?
  • A. Hockey
  • B. Football
  • C. Hurley
  • D. Tennis
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