Hockey Facts Trivia at gamerisms
Hockey has been played for over 100 years, giving us plenty of trivia
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- The National Hockey League was formed when the National Hockey
Association suspended operations in 1917.
- The first NHL games were played on December 19 of that
season was broken into two halves, with the first half played from
December 19 – February 4, and the second half from February 6 – March 6.
Facts Trivia reports that the Montreal Canadiens was founded in 1909,
and is the only current team that has existed longer than the NHL.
- Hockey was introduced in Sweden in 1920 by American film director
and hockey coach Raoul Le Mat.
- The first Swedish ice hockey championship was awarded two years
later to IK Gota.
- The longest NHL game was played between the Detroit Red Wings and
the Montreal Maroons on March 24, 1936. The teams played 116 minutes
and 30 seconds of overtime before Detroit’s Mud Bruneteau scored to win
the game 1-0.
- In professional hockey, you usually don’t see more than a handful
of goals scored per game. However, on January 10, 1920, a game between
the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto St. Patricks ended with a score
that looked more like an American football game score. Montreal won
- Wayne Gretzky, one of the most famous NHL players, holds 60
records.They include: most regular-season goals with 894, most regular
season assists with 1963 and most goals in one season with 92.
- No player has served as captain of a team longer than Steve
Yzerman, who was captain of the Detroit Red Wings for 1,303 games.
- Teemu Selanne holds the record for the most points scored during
the men’s Olympic ice hockey tournament, with 37 points.
- The Soviet National ice hockey team is most successful
international team of all time. Between 1954 and 1991, they won 39
World Championship and Olympic medals, 26 of them gold (19 from the
World Championships and 7 from the Olympics).
- Probably the most well known bit of hockey facts trivia for those
who live in the United States is that the US Men’s hockey team beat the
heavily favored Soviet Union and went on to win the gold medal in 1980.
- Canada holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals, with 19
for the men, and 3 for the women.
- Almost 1.7% of Canada's population is a registered hockey player,
giving them 572,411 players, which is over a third of the world's
registered hockey players.
- Sidney Crosby is the youngest player to record 200 career points
and 100 points two seasons in a row, and to be voted as an All-Star
- No list of hockey facts trivia would be complete without mention
of the Detroit Red Wings’ playoff streak. They have made the playoffs
for the past 21 seasons in a row, which is the longest active streak of
playoff appearances in professional North American sports.
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