SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT HOCKEY...
The original Stanley Cup was only seven inches high. The names of every
player from each winning team are etched on the base of the Cup. The cup
and base now stands more than 35 inches high.
The Montreal Canadians have won the most Stanley Cups - 23.
The first goaltender to regularly wear a facemask during a game
was Montreal's Jacques Plante. A shot broke his nose in 1959 and he decided to
wear one ever since. He was made fun of at first, but now every goaltender
wears a mask.
The first UMD women's hockey coach is former Olympic Hockey
Coach, Shannon Miller. They are 12-0 so far this year.
For more fun facts about hockey and other sports, see http://kids.infoplease.com
For more hockey trivia, try www.thesnakepit.net/trivia.html. (Warning: Don't go there if you HATE snakes.)
Check your local library or bookstore for this awesome book: Awesome Hockey Trivia: Games, Puzzles, Quizzes by Don Weekes (Sterling Publications, September, 1998).
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