Hockey Trivia Questions

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    Trivia about all things ice hockey including the NHL, college hockey, and Olympic hockey.

What NHL hockey teams have come back down 3 games to 0 in the playoffs?

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What NHL hockey teams have come back down three games to zero in the Stanley Cup playoffs?

Trivia Question Answer

Four NHL teams have come back from a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They are:

  1. 1942: The Toronto Maple Leafs cam back down 3-0 to defeat the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals.
  2. 1975: The New York Islanders came back down 3-0 to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals.
  3. 2010; The Philadelphia Flyers came back down 3-0 to defeat the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.
  4. 2014: The Los Angeles Kings came back down 3-0 to defeat the San Jose Sharks in the Stanley Cup Western First Round.

 

Wayne Gretzky Goals in First Professional Hockey Season

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How many goals did Wayne Gretzky score in his first professional hockey season?

Trivia Question Answer

Wayne Gretzky played his first professional hockey season in the World Hockey Association (WHA) for the Indianapolis Racers and the Edmonton Oilers. In that season (1978/1979). Gretzky scored 46 goals. Gretzky’s first NHL season was the 1979/1980 season when the Edmonton Oilers joined the NHL after the collapse of the WHA. In his first NHL season Gretzky scored 51 goals.

First NHL Player to Score Over 70 Goals in a Season

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Who was the first NHL player to score more than 70 goals in a season?

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Boston Bruin great Phil Esposito was the first NHL player to score over 70 goals in a season with his 76 goals in the 1970/1971 season.

First Back-to-Back NCAA Women’s Division I Hockey Champions

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What school was the first to win back-to-back NCAA women’s Division I hockey championships?

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The first NCAA Division I women’s hockey championship happened in 2001. It was won by Minnesota Duluth. They became the first school to win back-to-back championships when they won it all again in 2002. They became the first team to win 3 in-a-row when they won again in 2003.

Adams Award First Winner

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What is the Adams Award and who was the first individual to win it?

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The Adams Award is named after Jack Adams who was a Hockey Hall of Fame player for Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa. He was also a coach and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. The award is given to the NHL’s coach of the year.

The Adams Award was first awarded in the 1973/1974 season. The first recipient was Fred Shero of the Philadelphia Flyers. It was the only time that he won the award.

Most Goals in a Season for an NHL Rookie

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Who holds the NHL record for the most goals scored in a season by a rookie?

Trivia Question Answer

Teemu Selanne played 84 games in his rookie season with the Winnipeg Jets (formerly the Phoenix Coyotes and now the Arizona Coyotes) in the 1992/1993 season. He set the NHL record for goals scored in a season by a rookie with 76 goals that season. Interestingly, he never came close to that goal total since only getting as high as 52 goals in the 1997/1998 season.

Gordie Howe Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

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When was hockey great Gordie Howe inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Trivia Question Answer

Gordon “Gordie” Howe, “Mr. Hockey“, who played most of his professional career with the Detroit Red Wings, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.

Most Goals in One Season’s NHL Playoffs

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Who holds the record for the most goals scored in the NHL playoffs in one season?

Trivia Question Answer

It is hard to find a scoring record that does not belong to Wayne Gretzky, but the record for the most goals scored in one season’s NHL playoffs belongs to two other individuals. Both Jari Kurri (1985) and Reggie Leach (1976) scored 19 goals in the NHL playoffs for one season.

Coach with Most Stanley Cup Wins

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Who is the NHL hockey coach to win the most Stanley Cups?

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Scotty Bowman, now retired, won 9 Stanley Cups in his coaching career with 3 different teams (Montreal in 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979; Pittsburgh in 1992; and Detroit in 1997, 1998, and 2002).

Longest Beanpot Hockey Winning Streak

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The Beanpot Hockey Tournament is an annual college hockey tournament held in Boston. Boston College (BC), Boston University (BU), Harvard University, and Northeastern University (NEU) play every year for the Beanpot championship. Which school has won the Beanpot hockey title the most years in a row?

Trivia Question Answer

For the men, the record for the most consecutive Beanpot championships is six for BU who won the Beanpot from 1995 through 2000. Second place goes to BC who has won if five times in a row from 2010 to 2014.

For the women, the record for the most consecutive Beanpot championships goes to Northeastern with eight in a row from 1984 to 1992. Second place goes to Harvard with seven in a row from 1999 to 2005.