So you think you know all about the Penguins and hockey?

Or maybe, you don’t know anything about sliding a disk on ice and bumping into people. No problem.

This quiz will interest, surprise and amuse you as the Penguins huddle around the Stanley Cup.

 

1. Hockey was introduced to Pittsburghers in 1895 when they went to see
2. The name ''hockey'' comes from
3. The first pucks were
4. That first hockey exhibition game in Pittsburgh was played where?
5. Duquesne Gardens opened in 1899, joining Forbes Field and Pitt Stadium as an entertainment center in Oakland. That was its second life. Previously, it was
6. The Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets, an amateur club, won national titles in 1924 and 1925. The city's first hockey title generated so much buzz that it ranked slightly below what sport?
7. To keep players, fans, pucks and beers separate, Duquesne Gardens was the first hockey venue in the world to install what?
8. Pittsburgh attracted top Canadian talent to its teams in the early 1900s because
9. Ever the promoter, the owner of the Yellow Jackets hired a beautiful Norwegian Olympic figure skater to entertain the crowd between game periods in 1936. She was enthusiastically received and this led a group of fellow hockey club owners to start
10. The Yellow Jackets team was so good it was divided into two stinging insect teams. The other was

If you got three correct, congratulations! You’ve gotten a hat-trick. That term is applied to anyone scoring three goals in a single game. It’s origins are disputed, but you can read about it here.  Surprisingly, no one claims it originated in Pittsburgh. If you find out otherwise, keep it . . . well, under your hat.

If you got four correct, that’s pretty amazing. But, surprisingly, lots of hockey players have scored four goals in a game. 

You say you got five? Now your in the ranks of people like Wayne Gretzky and someone named Mario Lemieux. Forty different players in the NHL have done that over the past century, some more than once.

Six? Now that’s been done only six times, mostly in the 1920s.

If you got more than six, you have bested everyone who has swung a stick in the NHL, and are hereby inducted into the NowThenPgh.com Hall of Fame.

 

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The Casino at Schenley Park

The Casino at Schenley Park

Ice polo team on “Duck Pond” at Storrs, Connecticut, 1890s.

Ice polo team on “Duck Pond” at Storrs, Connecticut, 1890s. Note ball rather than puck.

 

These Canadian students inside the Casino at Schenley Park were the first  ice hockey players seen by Pittsburghers. They played with a puck rather than a ball. Local students quickly switched over.

These Canadian students inside the Casino at Schenley Park were the first ice hockey players seen by Pittsburghers. They played with a puck rather than a ball. Local students quickly switched over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted 2016-05-31 16:12:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter