Hockey Trivia Questions

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    Hockey Trivia

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

Winningest Division 1 College Hockey Coach

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What Division 1 college hockey coach holds the record for the most wins?

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Jerry York, currently the coach of the Boston College (BC) men’s hockey team, has the most wins of any Division 1 college hockey coach. As of this writing he has 999 wins (York is still an active coach). Number two on the list is Ron Mason’s with 924 wins. Mason retired in 2002

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

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

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Michigan was the first school to win back-to-back and three years in a row NCAA men’s Division I hockey championships in 1951, 1952, and 1953. The went back-to-back again in 1955 and 1956. It was not until 1960 and 1961 that another school, Denver, won back-to-back men’s Division I hockey championships.

First to Win Multiple Adams Awards

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Who was the first NHL coach to win the Adams Award (coach of the year) multiple times?

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The first coach to win the Jack Adams Award (Adams Award) multiple times was Jacques Demers (1986/1987 with the Detroit Red Wings). He was also the first to win it in consecutive years (1986/1987 and 1987/1988 both with the Detroit Red Wings).

First to Win Selke Trophy

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What is the Selke Trophy and who was the first individual to win the award?

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Officially the Frank J. Selke Trophy, the trophy is awarded every year to the National Hockey League (NHL) forward deemed to be the best in the defensive aspects of the game. It was first awarded in 1977/1978 season. The first winner was Bob Gainey, who was also the second, third, and fourth winner. To date, his 4 wins are the most by any NHL player.

Goalie Shoots & Scores

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Who was the first NHL goalie to shoot and score a goal?

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In a December 8, 1987 game against the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia’s goalie Ron Hextall, took a shot with 1:12 left in the game after Boston, who trailed 4-2, had pulled their goalie. The shot traveled the distance of the rink and went in making Hextall the first NHL goalie to shoot and score a goal.

Technically Billy Smith of the New York Islanders is credited with a goal in a November 28, 1979 game against the Colorado Rockies but Smith did not actually shoot the puck. In that game Rob Ramage of the Colorado Rockies put the puck into the Rockies empty net. Smith was the last Islander to have touched the puck and by NHL rules was given credit for the goal.

Chicago Blackhawks first Stanley Cup Championship

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When did the Chicago Blackhawks win their first Stanley Cup Championship?

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As the Chicago Black Hawks (admittedly a very subtle difference), they won their first Stanley Cup Championship in 1934 for the 1933/34 season. They defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3 games to 1 to win the cup.

First Ever Winners of the Stanley Cup

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What was the first team to win the Stanley Cup?

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Much is made of the first team to win the Stanley Cup once the NHL assumed control of the Stanley Cup competition after 1926. That was the Ottawa Senators in 1927. However Lord Stanley’s cup was first awarded in 1893 to the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) hockey club, who were the champions of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada for 1893.

Most Game Winning Goals in NHL Playoffs

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Who has the most game winning goals in the NHL playoffs?

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At 24 game winning goals both Wayne Gretsky (Edmonton, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and the NY Rangers) and Brett Hull (St. Louis, Dallas, and Detroit) are tied for the most game winning goals in the NHL playoffs.

Most Career Goals in the NHL Playoffs

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What NHL player holds the record for the most career goals in the playoffs?

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Wayne Gretzky holds the career record for goals scored in the NHL playoffs with 122 which he scored with Edmonton, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and New York.

Player with Most Consecutive Years in NHL Playoffs

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What NHL player holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the NHL playoffs?

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Larry Robinson appeared in 20 consecutive NHL playoffs while playing with Montreal and Los Angeles from 1973 to 1992 to set the record for the most consecutive NHL playoff appearances.