May 4, 2013

What’s this Hockey Thing Ya’ll Keep Talking About?

This past week has been very exciting - Balloon Glow, Mini Marathon, Bed Races, Pegasus Parade, Oaks Day, and of course, the Kentucky Derby (I was rooting for Overanalyzer today, because, well, story of my life!).

In Pittsburgh, people seemed to be excited for a very different reason this week – 
Hockey Playoffs. 

Since I know absolutely nothing about hockey, I thought I would do a little research so I won't look super confused every time someone brings up the topic. I got bored of researching after like, 10 seconds so I decided to look up fun facts instead.

10 fun facts about Hockey:

  1. The earliest hockey games were played with chunks of frozen cow dung
  2. The average NHL games uses a dozen pucks
  3. The first year a formal ice hockey game was played on record was 1855
  4. In 1917, the NHL began with the following "original six" teams: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Redwings, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadians, Toronto Maple Leafs
  5. The Stanley Cup was purchased in 1892 by the General Governor of Canada, Lord Frederick Stanley
  6. The Stanley Cup is two feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 34.5 pounds
  7. It takes 15,000 gallons of water to make a regulation-size rink ready before hockey games are played on them
  8. The Montreal Canadians have won the most Stanley Cups in league history (23!)
  9. Since 1914, the Stanley Cup has been awarded every year but two (1919 & 2005)
  10. The Anaheim Ducks were named after the team in the Disney Movie, The Mighty Ducks
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PS - Does anyone else remember when Mr. Potato Head yelled at the Hockey Puck?



  1. what i know about hockey? Sydney Crosby is one good looking man. :)

    1. Agreed. But I still prefer baseball pants over hockey pads! ...ahhh Joey Votto :)


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