Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Ice Hockey

By Samuel E

Here are surprising facts that you never knew about ice hockey; however, if you already knew these, it probably means that you are either a huge fan or that you’ve got too much time on your hands. Yeah right!

  1. The first NHL goal was scored by Dave Ritchie of the Montreal Wanderers in a game against the Toronto Arenas on the 19th of December 1917.
  2. The first self – propelled ice – clearing machine was invented in 1949 by Frank Zamboni.
  3. Forward were never allowed in the game of hockey before the 1927 – 1928 seasons.
  4. Bobby Hull holds the fastest slapshot in history, and it was registered at 118 miles per hour.
  5. Paul Coffey of the Edmonton Oilers set the record for defencemen, and it was set at 37 points in the playoffs of 1985.

There you have it, at least you now can boast to have a bit of hockey knowledge than the casual hockey fan.