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Encyclopedia > Gordie Howe hat trick

In ice hockey, a Gordie Howe hat trick is a variation on the hat trick, wherein a player accomplishes the following in a single game: scores a goal, gets an assist, and participates in a fight. It is named after legendary hockey player Gordie Howe, who was known for both his scoring ability and his truculence. Despite the feat being named after him, Gordie Howe only ever recorded one "Gordie Howe hat trick" during his career on December 22, 1955 in a game between the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... In sports, a hat-trick (more often rendered in North America as hat trick, without the hyphen) is associated with achieving something in a group of three. ... The puck dents the top of the net for a goal as the goaltender fails to block the shot A goal in ice hockey provides a team with one point. ... In ice hockey, an assist is attributed to up to the two previous players of the scoring team who touched or deflected the puck towards the scoring teammate, meaning that they were assisting in the goal. ... This article is about condoned fighting in ice hockey. ... Gordon Gordie Howe, OC (born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers in the NHL, and the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the WHA. He is often referred to as Mr. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

The Gordie Howe hat trick is not a widely recognized formal statistic. In fact, the San Jose Sharks and the Ottawa Senators are the only teams in the NHL that record the franchise's Gordie Howe Hat Tricks. The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... The Ottawa Senators (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ...

External links

  • San Francisco Chronicle - Brad Stuart gets a Gordie Howe Hat Trick
  • Toronto Star - McAmmond picked up a Gordie Howe hat trick

  Results from FactBites:
Gordie Howe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1122 words)
It was said that a Gordie Howe hat trick was a goal, an assist, and a fight.
Howe led Detroit to four Stanley Cups and to first place in regular season play for seven consecutive years (1948-9 to 1955-6), a feat never equalled in NHL History.
Howe has been married to Colleen Joffa since April 15, 1953; two of their sons, Marty and Mark, were his teammates on the Houston Aeros and the Hartford Whalers.
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