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2015 NCAA College Hockey Frozen 4 First Championships

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College hockey is down to the frozen four for the 2015 season. In the frozen four this year are Boston University, North Dakota, Omaha, and Providence. When were the first NCAA Division I Hockey National Championships for each of these schools?

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The first NCAA Division I Hockey National Championships for each of these schools are as follows:

  • Boston University: 1971
  • North Dakota: 1959
  • Omaha: Never
  • Wisconsin: 1973

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

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What is the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy?

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The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, previously simply called the Lady Byng Trophy, is a hockey trophy awarded to the “player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability”. It was first awarded to Frank Nighbor of the Ottawa Senators for the 1924/25 season.

First U.S. Team to Win the Stanley Cup

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What was the first U.S. NHL hockey team to win the Stanley Cup?

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The New York Rangers, only one year after their founding, became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup when they won it for the 1927/1928 season by defeating the Montreal Maroons 3 to 2. The Boston Bruins became the second U.S. team to win the cup when they defeated the Rangers the following year.

Most Beanpot Titles in A Row

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What college hockey team has won the Beanpot Tournament the most times in a row?

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Boston’s annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament for bragging rights as the best college hockey team in Boston is played between BC, BU, Harvard, and Northeastern. To date, the school with the most consecutive Beanpot Hockey titles is BU with six in a row from 1995 through 2000.

First Beanpot Hockey Champion

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The Beanpot Hockey Tournament is played in Boston every February. In it the men’s and women’s teams of BC, BU, Harvard, and Northeastern play for bragging rights as the best college hockey team in Boston. Who were the first Beanpot champions?

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The men’s Beanpot was first played in 1952. In that year Harvard was the first Beanpot champion defeating BU 4 to 2.

The women’s Beanpot was first played in 1979. In that year Northeastern was the first Beanpot champion defeating BC 3 to 1.

Most Goals in an NHL Season Behind Gretzky

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Wayne Gretzky holds the 1st and 2nd spots on the list of most goals scored in an NHL season (92 in 1981/82 and 87 in 1983/84). Who has the 3rd most goals scored in a season?

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Brett Hull holds the 3rd spot on the list of most goals scored in an NHL season. He had 86 in the 1990/91 season while playing for the St. Louis Blues.

First to Win the Art Ross Trophy

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What is the Art Ross Trophy and who was the first player to win it?

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The Art Ross Trophy is a National Hockey League (NHL) trophy awarded to the player who leads the NHL in scoring points. The trophy was donated to the NHL in 1947 by Arthur Howie Ross, a former player, coach, and general manager. The first player to win the Art Ross Trophy for the 1947/1948 season was Elmer Lach of the Montreal Canadians.

First NHL Champions 3 Times in a Row

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What was the first hockey team to win the NHL Stanley Cup Championship three times in a row? This is from the period when the Stanley Cup Championship became the championship of only the NHL, after the challenge years and inter-league play (from 1926 on).

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The Toronto Maple Leafs were the first to win the NHL Stanley Cup Championship 3 times in a row. They did this in 1946–47 (defeating the Montreal Canadiens), in 1947–48 (defeating the Detroit Red Wings, and in 1948–49 (again defeating the Detroit Red Wings).

Most Penalty Minutes in an NHL Season

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Who holds the NHL record for the most penalty minutes in a season?

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Dave “The Hammer” Schultz had an NHL record 472 penalty minutes during the 1974/75 season while playing for the Philadelphia Flyers.

First to Win the Art Ross Trophy

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What is the Art Ross Trophy and who was the first player to win it?

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The Art Ross Trophy is a National Hockey League (NHL) trophy awarded to the player who leads the NHL in scoring points. The trophy was donated to the NHL in 1947 by Arthur Howie Ross, a former player, coach, and general manager. The first player to win the Art Ross Trophy for the 1947/1948 season was Elmer Lach of the Montreal Canadians.