Gordie Howe hat trick

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The Gordie Howe Hattrick is a term from ice hockey that is mainly used in North American- speaking countries .

A Gordie Howe hat trick is the trick of scoring one goal, one assist and one fight in a game that is punished with at least a five-minute time penalty . This particular type of hat trick , which has little to do with its actual meaning, is named after the legendary NHL and WHA player Gordie Howe , who during his time as an active player was known for both his ability to score and his toughness was. Howe himself managed the feat twice in his entire career, on October 11, 1953 in the game of his Detroit Red Wings against the Toronto Maple Leafs and on March 21, 1954 against the Montreal Canadiens . Harry Cameron posted the first historically mentioned hat trick on Boxing Day 1917.

Such hat tricks are not included in any official statistics. The NHL's San Jose Sharks , Calgary Flames , Nashville Predators, and Ottawa Senators are the only teams that keep records of this. The current record holder in the statistics is Rick Tocchet , who posted 18 Gordie Howe hat tricks in the course of his career.

Individual evidence

  1. cbc.ca, The mystique of the Gordie Howe hat trick ( Memento from November 13, 2010 in the Internet Archive )

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