Facts about Hockey (part 2)

The greatest hockey player of all time is Wayne Gretzky with 61 NHL records. Until now, nobody else even comes close to reach this many records.

The record for most points in a single game is achieved by Darryl Sittler with 10 points in a match  in 1976 between his team named the Leafs, and the Bruins. The final winning came to the Leafs. Before Darryl Sittler, Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard set the record with eight points.

Joe Malone holds the record for most scored goals in a game with seven goals in a game in 1920. 

The modern goalie mask was invented by the goaltender Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens in 1959.

Manon Rheaume was the first woman to play in the NHL as the goalie for Tampa Bay Lightning.

The first NHL million dollar contract belonged to Bobby Orr in 1971 which was worth $200,000 for five year term contract.

The first goalie to hit a goal in the other team’s net was Ron Hextall playing for the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Zamboni is the machine used on to keep the ice properly maintained which was named after Frank Zamboni – the inventor in 1949.

The names of twelve women appear on the Stanley Cup were either team executives or owners.

Each member of a Stanley Cup winning team will have a personal day with the Cup; in which, many of the champs have followed the tradition of filling the Cup with food such as: cereal, meatballs, soup, vegetable, milkshakes, fruits, chicken wings, poutine, and ice cream.

During a game, the goalies are not allowed to cross the centre-ice red line with or without the puck and in case, the goalies are injured during a game, anyone can fill the position — even a fan from inside the arena!

Interesting Facts about Hockey

Hockey has been popular around 1363, when King Edward III of England banned the sport in a royal proclamation; however the histories of the game playing with curved sticks, could date as far back as 4,000 years ago to ancient Egyptian times. People believed that the word hockey was taken from the Middle French word ‘hoquet’, which means shepherd’s stave. Nowadays, there are many new types of hockey, including ice hockey, field hockey, roller hockey, sledge hockey, and even street hockey which is children’s favorite.
In this post, let’s look at some interesting facts of hockey.

  • The first indoor hockey game was played in 1875, in Montreal, Canada before the NHL (National Hockey League) was even founded in 1917.
  • At its early days, hockey sticks were straight until Stan Mikita, a Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer introduced the curve stick in the 60s.
  • Ice Hockey pucks have three-inch diameters which must be frozen before each game so that they don’t bounce during the game.
  • The first outdoor puck used on outdoor ice hockey in the 1800s was made of frozen cow dung.
  • The fastest puck recorded in history, at 118 miles per hour was hit by Bobby Hull.
  • The Stanley Cup was created in 1893 after the name of Lord Stanley of Preston, a Canadian Governor General which originally was only seven inches tall while It is more than 35 inches tall today.
  • The Stanley Cup has been organized and awarded annually since 1914 with the only exceptions in 1919 when there was a Spanish flu epidemic, and in 2005 due to a strike.
  • The Stanley Cup was once used as a cereal bowl being left on the side of the road by mistake, and was even once lost on a flight.
  • The measurement of competition rinks in North America is 85 feet wide by 200 feet long.
  • Montreal Canadiens is the team to win the most Stanley Cups in the league’s history.

Best Hockey Players of All Time (part 2)

Terry Sawchuk

Many people believed that Terry Sawchuk is the greatest goalie in hockey. During a 21-year playing in the field, he won four Stanley Cups – three with the Red Wings (1952, 1954, 1955) and one with the Toronto Maple Leafs (1967); four Vezina Trophies and 447 career wins, which included an unprecedented 103 shutouts, a record that stood until 2009. He left his mark on hockey, and received 400 stitches before finally donning a face mask. All his facial injuries were recreated in 1966 Time magazine by a makeup artist. Unfortunately, Sawchuk died in 1970 at the age of 40 after a long time suffering from depression and alcoholism which caused him in a drunken fight with a teammate resulted in fatal internal injuries.

Jean Béliveau

Jean Béliveau is considered one of the game’s best centers with 10 Stanley Cups (1956–60, 1965–66, 1968–69, 1971) with the Montreal Canadiens and scored a record of 507 goals. In fact, Béliveau was so awesome that he didn’t even have to wait the customary three years after retiring to get into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1972).

Maurice Richard

Maurice Richard used to called “The Rocket” who rewrote the record books being the first right winger to score 500 goals, the first to light up the lamp 50 times in a single season and won eight Stanley Cups (1944, 1946, 1953, 1956–60) during his 18 years playing with the Montreal Canadiens. Maurice Richard is an idol among French Canadians, that’s why his suspension (for fighting) in 1955 caused fans to riot in Montreal.

Mario Lemieux

The 6 feet 4 inches (1.9 meters) tall Mario Lemieux has great speed and agility which help him won two Stanley Cups (1991–92) during his 17 years as a player with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He scored an impressive 690 career goals although he missed a number of seasons after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. In 1997 “The Magnificent One” retired, but then returned as a player for several seasons before his last retirement in 2006. Three years later Pittsburgh won another Stanley Cup in 2009, making Lemieux the first person to win the cup as both a player and an owner.

Best Hockey Players of All time

Hi hockey fan, you might wonder who are the best hockey players of all time. Each of you might have your own answers. Let’s cross check with our list to see if they match. The list is subjectively built to ensure fair and fun. 

Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin is not only a great hockey player but also “the world’s greatest human being.”After making his National Hockey League (NHL) debut in 2005 with the Washington Capitals, Ovechkin led the league in scoring, winning the Maurice Richard Trophy five times (2008–09, 2013–15) while he also won the Hart Memorial Trophy three times (2008–09, 2013) as the most valuable player in the NHL. Besides, he has an amazing personality, entertaining fans with amusing quotes “Russian machine never breaks” and stunts. 

Jacques Plante

The man literally changed the face of hockey in general and Canadian in particular. The Montreal Canadien goalie is credited with popularizing face masks after an incident in 1959 when he was hit by a slap shot and needed 21 facial stitches. Despite the injury, he returned to the game after getting sewn up, refused to take the ice unless he could wear a face mask. Plante was also a stellar goaltender, helping Montreal win five consecutive Stanley Cups (1956–60) while he was a seven-time winner of the Vezina Trophy (1956–60, 1962, 1969), as the league’s best goalie and the league’s most valuable player in 1962.

Steve Yzerman

Steve Yzerman helped transform the Dead Wings into one of the most-dominating successful teams, restoring Detroit as Hockeytown. He was one of the longest-serving captain in NHL history, brought three Stanley Cups (1997–98, 2002) to the city of Detroit. Additionally, he is one of the all-around players who could score and play defense, he earned respect for his class and talented leadership style.

Sœur Chantal- Canadian hockey player

According to the Montreal Gazette News, every Sunday night, the nun Chantal Desmarais put on the competition uniform bearing number 7, representing the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Pionnières winger has been the star of the Boucherville women’s hockey federation for almost two decades.

An avid fan of the Montreal team, she strives for the performance of one of her favorite players, Brendan Gallagher. She is very good at technical spleen avoid the chase of defenders to face the goalkeeper directly. Sr. Chantal did not hesitate to pass the ball to his teammates, nor did he care about not scoring in a few matches, as long as he still played well.

After all, the score is rarely a major problem in the federation consisting of only three teams, although the two leading teams have a habit of showing their score in the final. Sister Chantal said her team won a few times, but didn’t care about counting the number of wins: “The goal of sport is to free people, not to put more pressure on you”.

For Laporte’s teammate, Sister Chantal was rarely punished for playing, except for one time that everyone remembered. Sister was punished but repeatedly explained: “I did not do that! I didn’t do anything! “, Really humorous”.

“Maybe some people think these sports seem extreme, but what we do is not as important as how we do it,” the nun concluded. Growing up in the St-Hubert area of ​​South Shore in Montreal, she can play ice skating wherever she likes, on the school’s ice rink, the street or the path, imagining herself as the idol Yvan “pheasant” Cournoyer, the right flanker, was small but at a frightening pace since the 1960s and 1970s.

For Chantal, there was nothing unusual about a nun who taught to punch or slide on ice to whip the net.

What is the literary value of hockey

The traditional Japanese form of hockey has found many followers in Europe and the Americas. Perhaps the authors working in this genre outside of Japan are even more in the Land of the Rising Suns themselves. The popularity of hockey among representatives of other cultures has very good reasons.

Haiku’s form seems simple and straightforward. This poem, consists of only three lines. The first and third lines in European tradition are written by pentalean, the middle line consists of seven syllables. In literary studies, hockey is believed to come from a more complex form of poetry, the tank, and the original and simpler verse.

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The earliest examples of haiku date from the 16th century. These are mostly comic poems. The most famous authors of this period are Yamazaki Sokan and Arakida Moritake.

Matsuo Basho made a serious hockey genre, mainly writing landscape lyrics. In the next era, Japanese poets wrote hockey with various contents. They widely use folk poetry, historical sources and literature. Modern hockey in Europe is also extremely diverse in terms of plot and artistic methods, but the most interesting authors seek to preserve the features inherent in traditional Japanese poetry.

One of the main advantages of hockey is consistency. In three lines, a talented author can display a picture from life, as Japanese tradition dictates, and show his attitude to the world, while the final line is a conclusion, sometimes when paradoxically, from what is said in the first two parts.

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Paradoxical conclusions can both clarify the picture drawn in the first two lines, and create comic effect. It is the author’s duty to master this technique to avoid conflicts over irreconcilable meanings.

Japanese culture is contemplation of its nature, and this characteristic of it is reflected in haiku. The creator of classic hockey paints a temporary picture, giving a slice of time. In the first two lines, he talked about what was happening here and now, right before his eyes. In the third line, he often gives a general feature of the phenomenon.

Army victories cannot carry the national flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics

The Russian hockey team won the Olympic gold medal of the Olympics in Pyeongchang, beating the German team in extra time in the final. However, they had to celebrate their victory under the Olymic flag – the flag for free athletes.

The hockey final of the 2018 Winter Olympics took place on February 25 in Gangneung, South Korea. The outstanding Russian athletes scored for the home team and became the team to win the gold medal in this sport. The silver medal went into the hands of the German national team, and the bronze medal for the Canadian team won third place after beating the Czech team.

This is the first victory of the Russian national team at the Olympic Games. In 1992, the Soviet team won a gold medal. The Soviet national team has a total of 7 victories in the Olympics.

For Russian athletes, this is the second gold medal at the Olympics in Pyeongchang. Previously, 15-year-old Alina Zagitova, figure skater, was the first person to bring the gold medal to the Russian Olympic team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.


She won a total of 239.57 points through two compulsory and self-examination. by. Zagitova’s achievement is better than compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva, who won the world twice.

Hockey and figure skating are key competitions of the 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 2018 Winter Olympics is a memorable tournament for the Russian delegation, because they do not play in the national name but must play in the name of free athletes. Therefore, the moment of honoring the winner in Russian sports competitions is made under the Olympic flag.

With the IOC’s decision, Russian officials were not invited to the 2018 Winter Olympics, nor did the Russian national anthem and flag appear at the opening ceremony or during the Games. Not only must not march under the Russian flag, if any Russian athlete wins a medal, the Olympic song, instead of the Russian national anthem, is played when they stand on the podium to receive the award.

Mark Stone – Gold Knight standard

Mark Stone, Vegas’s Golden Knight throughout the season. In his career, Stone made great changes for the team he played with 28 goals, 34 assists and scored 62 points. Almost no Vegas player has more than 20 goals, 27 assists or 43 points.

McPhee said. “We face some very good young players. And can make transactions to bring them back to play for us. We will negotiate again this summer and see if we can find some more gems. “

Stone is a diamond, a jewel in the crown. He had 311 points in 365 NHL matches. The number says it all, he hasn’t scored less than 20 goals in a season. “Stone is here, now and future,” McPhee said. “He’s only 26 years old.” McPhee knew Stone from the IIHF World Championship 2016. He was co-director and Stone was a player when Canada won a gold medal in Moscow.

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GM Assistant Kelly McCrimmon knows Stone from Brandon of the Western Hockey Federation. McCrimmon is the majority owner, general manager and coach when Stone played there since December 2008.

McPhee praised how Stone could play in every situation – overtime, playing power, punishing, leading the defense, catching up, playing and scoring. “We believe he is one of the most comprehensive players in the NHL and helps make our team better. He is a good player you can find in this sport. He can play both on ice and on ice.”

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The most significant comment was given at the end of McPhee’s press conference. This is a player who deserves to be the Golden Knight, the player they have been looking for so far. “We start every day by putting our blueprints up,” McPhee said. “What are our goals a few years ago? What are we trying to do at the moment? That’s a good reminder and people look at it to know what we’re trying to accomplish.”

Jacques Plante – Legend hockey player in world

A world hockey legend Jacques Plante has been honored by Google today because of his contributions to the development of the subject. Born in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, Jacques Plante, or Jake Jake, Snake is a French-Canadian hockey player who loved hockey very early on.

Jacques Plante was called from small tournaments to Montreal Canadiens on this day in 1954, Plante soon became the starting goalkeeper, helping Canadiens achieve one of the most outstanding run in the history of the sport.

A pioneer of the modern goalkeeper, Plante introduced a free roaming style, often sliding behind the net to help his defense control the ball. But it was an unfortunate incident that inspired his most important contribution to the sport.

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In November 1959, he was hit in the face for three minutes in a match against the New York Rangers. After being stitched, Plante returned to wearing the fiberglass mask he used in practice.

The first time I wore a mask, the boys all told me that I would be afraid of women, once again, Jacques Plante joked. If I walk on the path I’m walking, soon my face will look worse than the mask.

Ignoring the coach’s objections, Plante continued to wear a mask for the rest of his NHL career – becoming the first goalkeeper to regularly wear protective masks during matches. Other goals soon followed suit.

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The only NHL goalkeeper ever won five Stanley Cups, Plante won the NHL Vezina Cup – awarded to NHL’s best goalkeeper – seven times in his career. He also won the Football Cup because he was the tournament’s most valuable player. In 1978, three years after retirement, Plante was introduced to the Hockey Arena.

His legacy of surviving his book, On Goaltending, broke his innovation in detail, leaving a lasting impact on the game Jacques Plante loved.

Hockey player resolves conflict with the UFC Cup

Holden Anderson, ice hockey player of Amiens (France), is facing a heavy penalty after knocking the opponent down with a UFC strike. The match between Amiens and Bordeaux took place in the fourth series of the French ice hockey quarterfinals. Amiens was 0-2 down, but eventually won 4-3 against the home team. The match is noticeable when a collision occurs after the final whistle.

According to RT news agency, Amiens’s Holden Anderson was banned from playing by his own team because of serious injury to the opposing player Julien Desrosiers (Bordeaux) with more appearances on the martial arts floor than on hockey field.

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The clash between the two players occurred in France’s ice hockey tournament, which caused Anderson to be criticized by fans and the media for their acts. After that, he was suspended indefinitely by the team.However, sports fans demand more severe penalties for Anderson. Local media and fans of other teams all asked him not to play professional hockey for the rest of his life.

Rubbing down the opposite of Anderson made Desrosiers soon end the season when the player suffered from joint pain, shoulder and sprain. Amiens’s team must receive additional penalties from the tournament organizers.

Ice hockey is known to be a sport of many violent situations on the pitch, especially in the United States when fans regularly witness the kicking of players, even using sticks to hand out.

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Soon after, at the age of 14, Felipe Anderson took part in a trial to play in Santos. He performed a great football game. With his talent, Felipe has jumped a career in his career. He is the top scorer, shirt 10 and captain of the youth team Santos.

He was called up to play Brazil’s U-18 and U-20 national teams and was the champion of the international Copa America tournament held in Argentina. In 2016, he was summoned by Rogerio Micale and became part of the Brazilian team in the 2016 Olympic Games and won a gold medal.