Did you know that up until 1974 goalies didn’t wear face masks? This is extremely dangerous, the fastest ever recorded shot in NHL history was clocked at 108.8 miles per hour by Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins. This would explain why people normally think hockey players and missing teeth go hand in hand.

This next fact is a sad one – Detroit Red Wings fans throw octopus onto the ice for good luck. The story of the Octopus originates in 1952 when a Detroit Red Wings fan threw an octopus onto the ice rink. Their team went on to win eight straight games to win the championship, making the symbolic correlation with the eight tentacles of an octopus. This might be good luck for the Detroit Red Wings, but definitely not for the poor octopus!

Did you know that there are actually three Stanley Cups? The original Cup was made in 1892, which is on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame – it’s only 7 inches tall! The Presentation Cup, which is the one that you are probably the most familiar with, it’s the cup that goes on tour, and that you see the players skate with; and lastly, an official replica of the Presentation Cup, which is displayed at the Hockey Hall of Fame when the Presentation Cup is elsewhere.

If you have a child that’s interested in hockey, great! Playing hockey is great exercise, and healthy for the body as long as safety equipment is worn. If your child is interested in hockey but you don’t live anywhere near an ice rink try street hockey!

Here’s another fun fact – DealDash carries hockey-related merchandise! DealDash has autographed hockey pucks, autographed hockey sticks, hockey jerseys, and hockey video games. If you’re a big hockey fan you should head on over to DealDash and pick up some hockey items. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!