Hockey Trivia Questions

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    Hockey Trivia

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

NHL Control of the Stanley Cup

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In what year did the NHL first compete for the Stanley Cup, and in what year did they assume sole control of the Stanley Cup?

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The NHL champion first competed for the Stanley Cup against the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion in 1917/1918 season. The NHL took the place of the National Hockey Association (NHA) to compete for the Stanley Cup when the NHA dissolved in 1917.

From the 1921/1922 season through 1923/1924 Season the NHL participated in a three way competition for the Stanley Cup facing the champions of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) and the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL). The PCHA and the WCHL merged in 1924 to form the Western Hockey League (WHL), and for the 1924/1925 and 1925/1926 seasons the competition pitted the NHL champion against the WHL champion.

The WHL folded in 1926 and since then the Stanley Cup has been awarded to NHL champions starting with the 1926/1926 season.

Never Been in the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey Finals

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The 2014 Frozen Four is set for NCAA men’s ice hockey. The four teams in the Frozen Four are Boston College, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Union. Which of these teams has never played for the NCAA men’s ice hockey championship?

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Of the 2014 Frozen Four, Boston College has been to the finals 11 times, winning it all five times. Minnesota has also been 11 times also winning it all five times. North Dakota has played in the finals 12 times winning the championship 7 times. Union College in New York is the only team in the Frozen Four who has never been to the finals to play for the NCAA Division 1 hockey title.

NHL Team With the Most Wins in a Season

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What NHL team holds the record for the most wins in a season?

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The 1995/1996 Detroit Red Wings hold the NHL record for the most wins in a season with 62 wins.

BC First Hockey National Championship

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When did the Boston College Eagles win their first NCAA hockey championship?

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The Boston College Eagles won their first NCAA hockey championship in 1949 defeating Dartmouth by a score of 4 to 3.

First Hockey Player to Score 50 Goals in a Season

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Who was the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in one season?

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Joseph-Henri-Maurice “Rocket” Richard became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in one season (and also 50 goals in 50 games) when he did it for the Montreal Canadiens in the 1944-45 NHL season. Richard played for Montreal from 1942 to 1960, during which time his teams amassed a total of eight Stanley Cups. He also played in every National Hockey League All-Star Game from 1947 to 1959.