There are some memorable moments in a game both for the player and for fans. To keep the memories of the game forever with them fans are always finding different ways. And one such way is the hat-trick hats. Yes, we are here talking about the real hats that you, and I wear. Do you know why hockey fans throw hats? Also, what is the World Cup of hockey hats? Let me tell you about the World Cup of hockey hats along with what happens to hat trick hats after the game is over.
1. What is a Hat-Trick?
When a player achieves 3 scores consecutively in a game it is termed a hat-trick. There can be one or more hat tricks in a game. Most games have incorporated the term hat-trick and in ice hockey, the player scoring the most hat-tricks gets special recognition. (See What are Hat Tricks in Soccer?)
2. What is a Natural Hat-Trick?
In hockey, it is highly unlikely to happen that three consecutive goals are scored by one player. But if this happens, such a hat-trick is known as a natural hat-trick.
3. When was the Term affiliated with Hockey?
The term hat-trick was used in newspapers between the 1930s and 1940s to describe the term about a player who has scored 3 goals in one game. But according to the Hockey Hall of Fame, the origin of the game was when Sammy Taft, a Toronto-based businessman, started promoting his business by offering a hat to any player who scored three goals in the game. He used this promotion skill during the National Hockey League (NHL) held in Toronto. (See When did Pokemon Cards come out?)
4. What is World Cup of Hockey Hats?
The collection of merchandise with the logos of hockey teams is sold on various websites. The collection of these clothing and apparel (mainly hats) is known as the World Cup of hockey hats. These are also distributed among the top scorers. (See What is a Hockey Puck made of?)
5. Who Officially recognizes the Hat-Trick?
As per the November 1994 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press, the traditional hat-trick of hockey received official recognition from the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States. The player who scores a hat-trick or hat-tricks will be rewarded with a small silver derby hat as a mark of their accomplishment. (See What is a Slam Dunk?)
6. Who scored the First Hat-Trick of the League?
Harold Macarius Hayland, a Canadian professional Ice Hockey player, is credited with the title of scoring the first hat-trick of the league in its first game that took place on 18-December-1917. The game was between Montreal Wanderers and Toronto Arena which Harold was from Montreal Wanderers.
7. Who scored the First Natural Hat-Trick?
During a game of the National Hockey League (NHL) held in 1952, the first natural hat-trick was scored. A Canadian professional ice hockey player, William Mosienko (Bill Mosienko) was playing for the Chicago Blackhawks when he made a record for scoring the first natural hat-trick in just 21 seconds. It means he scored 3 times, back-to-back in just 21 seconds. (See What are Bicycle Kicks?)
8. What are the Different Types of Hat-Tricks in Hockey?
While discussing the World Cup of hockey hats, let’s read about the different hat tricks. Even though the term was initially associated with cricket, hockey also incorporated hat-trick in its games. Every other game may have one or more types of hat tricks, but there are 10 types of hat tricks in the National Hockey League (NHL).
- Alexander Ovechkin hat-trick
- Alexander Semin hat-trick
- Colton Orr hat-trick
- Dave Schultz hat-trick
- Eric Godard hat-trick
- Fourth-Liner hat-trick
- Gordle Howe hat-trick
- Joe Thornton hat-trick
- Mario Lemieux hat-trick
- Standard hat-trick (See What’s a Brace in Soccer?)
9. Who scored Most Hat-Tricks in the NHL?
A Canadian professional ice hockey player, Wayne Douglas Gretzky holds the National Hockey League record for scoring the most hat-tricks in his entire career. He scored 50 hat-tricks in his career from 1979 to 1999. (See List of goalkeepers who played until their 40s)
10. Who scored a Hat-Trick in the World Cup of Hockey?
There have been 3 hat-tricks scored in the World Cup finale of Hockey.
- In 2015, during the Women’s World Cup Finale, Carli Lloyd, playing for the USA against Japan, scored the hat-trick.
- In the Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup, 2021, Timothee Clement scored hat trick for France against India.
- In the Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) Junior World Cup, 2022, Mumtaz Khan scored hat-trick against Malaysia. (See How Long does the Super Bowl Last?)
11. In Which Game are Hats thrown for a Hat-Trick?
In ice hockey, when the player completes a hat-trick, the fans in the stand celebrate this achievement by throwing their hats on the ice on the field. However, this tradition was not always practiced. It was during the National Hockey League in the 1950s, that fans got so excited that they started throwing their hats on the ice after the hat-trick. Since then, it has become a tradition for hockey fans to celebrate the hat-trick with this. (See What is Zorbing?)
12. Do Hockey Players wear These Hats?
According to the rules laid down by the association, field hockey players have to wear sunglasses and hats to get shade and protection from the sun. Hard-brimmed hats or non-perspective glasses are not allowed to be worn during the game. In ice hockey, players have to wear helmets to protect their heads against injuries. However, the cascade of hats thrown after a hat-trick is not worn by the player. (See How many Rings does Tom Brady have?)
13. What happens to Hat Trick Hats?
All the hats thrown by the fans are collected. After the game, these hats are offered to the player who scored the hat-trick to keep or one of them as a keepsake for this memory. Sometimes the player takes the hat and when the player refuses to keep it these hats get donated to the homeless. In Missouri, all these hats are donated to the St. Patrick’s Center, which provides support to the homeless. Must read about the 7 Different Curling Sport Equipment.
So today you got to know about the World Cup of hockey hats. Make sure to share this with your friends and family about what happens to hat trick hats to relieve them that their hats are in good hands. (See What is the Best Dark Souls game?)