1) According to Total Hockey, this feat has only been accomplished once in
NHL history, by Mario Lemieux, on December 31, Against the New Jersey Devils,
Super Mario scored an even-strength goal, a power-play goal, a short-handed
goal, was successful on a penalty shot, and scored an empty netter. FTP,
what is the official term for this feat that sounds suspiciously like the
Seattle Mariners manager?
2) A native of Renfrew, Saskatchewan, he was added to the 1944 Memorial Cup
winning Oshawa Generals after they defeated his St. Michael's College side in
the Ontario junior finals. One of the most fierce left wingers ever to
play the game, in the 1950's, he was often overshadowed by right side Production
Line mate. The last Red Wing captain to hoist the Cup before Steve
Yzerman, he was traded to Chicago in 1956 after he attempted to form a players'
union. FTP, name this Hall of Famer, nicknamed "Terrible," whose #7 hangs
in the rafters of Joe Louis Arena.
Answer: Ted Lindsay
3) An inside joke in the movie Wayne's World is that Wayne and Garth
encounter Officer Koharski at Mikta's stems from an incident in the 1988 Wales
Conference Finals. Upset with some of the calls that Referee Don Koharski
had made favoring the Bruins, Devils coach Jim Schoenfeld chased Koharski down
the runway to complain. FTP, what six word phrase did Schoenfeld make
legendary, causing a one game referee strike, and earning Schoenfeld a
Answer: "Have another doughnut, you fat pig!"
4) Bob Nystrom, Wayne Merrick, Mike Bossy, Mike Bossy, Ken Linseman, Paul
Coffey, Bobby Smith, Jari Kurri, Wayne Gretzky, Doug Gilmour, Craig Simpson, Ulf
Samuelsson, Ron Francis, Kirk Muller, Mark Messier, Neal Broten, Uwe Krupp,
Darren McCarty, and Martin LaPointe have all, in chronological order,
accomplished what feat since 1980.
Answer: Scored the Stanley Cup winning goal.
5) "The Canadiens out-shot the Leafs in the second period 14-10. They
have seven minutes remaining in the third period. The Canadiens 4, Maple
Leafs 1. From the face-off, the puck is still in the Montreal zone.
Lamoureux rolls it out on the left side. It's picked up by Majeau, Majeau trying
to come in on it, he does, gets loose..." With his next four words, CBC
broadcaster Foster Hewitt would coin, FTP, what most famous phrase in hockey
Answer: "He shoots, he scores!"
6) November 1978, with Eddie Mio and Peter Driscoll for cash. February
27, 1996, for Craig Johnson, Patrice Cardif, Roman Vopat, and draft picks that
would become Peter Hogan and Matt Zultek. Most famously, August 9, 1988,
with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski for Martin Gelinas, Jimmy Carson,
first round picks in 1989, 1991, and 1993, along with fifteen million dollars
cash. FTP, such is the transaction history of what NHL player.
Answer: Wayne Gretzky
7) He was MVP of the 1961 NCAA Championship Tournament, and would bounce
around the minors until 1967 when he was picked up by the Minnesota North Stars
as a member of their inaugural squad. He had 12 points going into the
January 13, 1968 game with the California Golden Seals. In that game, he
would suffer massive head trauma and die 48 hours later. FTP, name this
player for whom the NHL award for courage and perseverance is named.
Answer: Bill Masterton
8) Toronto's first pick in the 1984 entry draft, he had a breakout year for
the Leafs in 1988, when he was selected to the All-Star Game, a feat he would
accomplish three more times in his career, including twice with his new team,
the Capitals. It was at the All-Star weekend that this longhaired,
Harley-riding defenseman proved his slapshot's reputation by sending it into
triple digits during the Hardest Shot contest.&bsp; Weak knees have slowed
him of late, but he is now considering a comeback with Carolina. FTP, name
this Livonia, Michigan native who was an All-NHL Second team defenseman in 1993.
Answer: Al Iafrate
9) He is the only NCAA coach in the Hockey Hall of Fame who is concurrently
inducted in the US Hockey Hall of Fame. His son Mark was the Team MVP on
the 1980 US Olympic hockey team. He became legend around Madison by having
his players go to the mall in full-gear to give detailed instruction on proper
use and fitting. In 1986, he led the Calgary Flames to their first
Stanley Cup Finals, before becoming executive director of USA Hockey. FTP,
name this coach, nicknamed "Badger," who won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in
1991 just six months before his death.
Answer: Badger Bob Johnson
10) His brother Bobby was a member of the famous Kraut Line. Despite
his personal proficiency as a junior player, he became an ordained Basilian
priest in 1953. He joined the teaching staff at Toronto's St. Michael's
College, where he became coach of the school's Junior A team. It was
during this time that he developed his plan of a standing Canadian national
junior team, one that would represent Canada at international tournament.
FTP, name this priest who shares his name with one of the most prominent hockey
equipment manufacturers in the world.
Answer: Father David Bauer
11) He was not known as an offensive talent, but he scored one of the most
remembered goals in NHL history. 2:53 into overtime of game five of the
1951 Stanley Cup Finals, he lifted a shot over the shoulder of Habs netminder
Gerry McNeil as he fell tothe ice at Maple Leaf Gardens. That summer, he
was killed in a plane crash while on a fishing trip in Northern Ontario, and his
body would not be found for another 11 years, during which time, the Leafs did
not win another Cup. FTP name this Maple Leaf legend whose number five is
one of only a pair of retired numbers in Toronto.
Answer: Bill Barilko
12) This team has only missed the playoffs three times in its 31-year
history. This, in spite of the fact that it lost its captain, a player who
had cost them five first round selections to obtain from Washington, in 1991 as
compensation for a free agent signing. Couple that with the fact that
their second owners, the Ralston-Purina Corporation, abandoning the team in
1983, skipping the draft that season. FTP, name this team which made the
Stanley Cup Finals its first three seasons under the guidance of coach Scotty
Bowman, who has since eliminated them from the playoffs the past three seasons.
Answer: St. Louis Blues
13) He is credited by many with popularizing, among other things, the
coast-to-coast, as well as the notion of a defenseman shooting from the
point. He started his career with the Regina Caps of the WCHL and after a
brief stop in Edmonton, where he earned his nickname, he was dealt to the
Bruins, where he would become a legend. A four-time Hart Trophy winner, in
1939, he bought the Springfield Indians, where he served as GM until 1978.
FTP, name this legendary defenseman who, thanks to the Hanson Brothers, has
become the epitome of "old-time hockey."
Answer: Eddie Shore
14) It received its first tryout at Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing, MI in
November of 1985, and was experimented with in the IHL over a two day period in
1986. During the 1992 playoffs, Sergei Fedorov became the first player to
have a playoff goal examined under the system. Introduced in the 1991-92 season,
only eight things can be reviewed by this system. FTP, name this
Answer: Video Replay
15) Two answers required: One of the surest ways to win a bar bet on hockey
trivia is to know the name Brian Cropper. He was a 5' 5", 125-pound
netminder. More importantly, he was NOT Ken Dryden, as many hockey fans
assume that Dryden was the netminder for this team's unique season. The
closest they came to losing is when John Hughes scored with 14 seconds left to
beat Clarkson. For ten points, name this team and the season that they
became the only NCAA Division I school to go undefeated for an entire hockey
Answer: 1969-70 Cornell Big Red
16) He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1957 and began doing
legal work for Bruce Norris and the Red Wings organization in 1959. A
former amateur hockey player, he became the Red Wings alternate representative
to the Board of Governors before ascendingto the NHL Presidency in 1977.
FTP, name this Hockey Hall of Famer who was successful in bringing the four WHA
franchises into the NHL in 1979.
Answer: John A. Ziegler, Jr.
17).He is the only non-goalie in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe trophy
while playing for a team that didn't win the Stanley Cup. A teammate of
Bobby Clarke's in Flin Flon, Clarke recommended his acquisition to bolster the
Flyers' chances of repeating as Stanley Cup champions. FTP, name this
right wing, who holds the NHL record for goals in a playoff year with 19.
Answer: Reggie Leach
18) The phrase "hanging from the rafters" is believed to originated in this
NHL arena, as fans from the standing-room-only section would literally hang from
the rafters to get a better view of the game. Home of what appeared to be
the longest, steepest escalator in the world, in 1978, it set the building
record for attendance, its last season. FTP, name this "big red barn on
Grand River," the long time home of the Red Wings.
Answer: Olympia Arena
19) He is the sponsor of the largest Senior Hockey tournament in the world,
which is held in Santa Rosa, California's Redwood Empire Ice Arena, which he had
built for his figure-skating daughter and his hockey crazed sons. A native
of St. Paul, Minnesota, he won the 1981 Lester Patrick Award for his
contributions to the growth of hockey in the United States and was inducted into
the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993. Perhaps it's little wonder that as
soon as Woodstock's birdbath freezes over, he has the Zamboni clearing the
ice. FTP, name this hockey loving cartoonist.
Answer: Charles Schulz
20) This number is the most retired in the National Hockey League, with 1/3
of the NHL’s franchises taking it out of circulation Ironically, despite being
retired for nine times, it only honors seven players, as two former WHA
franchises honor players who spent legendary careers wearing the same number in
the NHL before playing in their career twilight in the WHA. FTP, name this
number that was worn by such hockey legends as Lanny McDonald, Clark Gillies,
Bobby Hull, Maurice Richard, and Gordie Howe.
Answer: Nine (9)
The Hard-Core Hockey Round
Bonuses by Craig D. Barker
1). Let's talk about the Lords of the Sin Bin. 5-10-15, name the following thugs given clues.
(5) In a 14 season run with Toronto, Vancouver, Detroit,
Los Angeles, and Hartford, he racked up 3,966 penalty minutes, 550 more
than his nearest competitor.
Answer: Dave "Tiger" Williams
(10) This Broad Street Bully racked up 472 penalty minutes in
1974-75, a single season record.
Answer: Dave Schultz
(15) This man is the active leader in career penalty
minutes, with almost 57 and a half games worth of penance at the start of the
Answer: Dale Hunter
2). The NHL Entry Draft can be a mixed bag. Some are
great, some are lousy. 5-10-15 answer the following questions about the
(5) He was the first European-born player taken with the
top pick when the Quebec Nordiques selected him first in 1989.
Answer: Mats Sundin
(10) In 1986, the Red Wings made this Michigan State
centerman the first top pick to come from a U.S. collegiate program.
Answer: Joe Murphy
(15) He is the only player to have been drafted first
overall from a U.S. High School team, when the North Stars drafted him in 1983.
Answer: Brian Lawton
3). Only five NHL goalies have been credited with scoring a
goal in an NHL game. For five points a piece, and a bonus five for all
of them, name them
Answer: Damian Rhodes: January 2, 1999 vs. New Jersey
Martin Broduer: April 17, 1997 vs. Montreal (playoffs)
Chris Osgood: March 6, 1996 at Hartford
Ron Hextall: December 8, 1987 vs. Boston
April 11, 1989 vs. Washington (playoffs)
Billy Smith: November 28, 1979 vs. Colorado Rockies
4). Answer the following questions about the 1991-92 NHL All-Rookie team, ten each.
(10) He was the backstop for the team, leading Chicago to
ten wins in the 20 games in which he saw action.
Answer: Dominik Hasek
(5/5) For five points per answer, name the Detroit
blue-liners who made the team.
Answer: Nicklas Lidstrom and Vladimir Konstantinov
(10) Amazingly, the 1992 Calder winner did not make the
team, supplanted by Ranger right wing Tony Amonte.
Answer: Pavel Bure
5). It's not whether you win or lose, its how many games
you play in. 5-10-15, answer the following about the career leaders in
(5) He is the all-time leader in NHL games played.
Answer: Gordie Howe
(10) He is the all-time leader in games played by a defenseman
Answer: Tim Horton
(15) He is the all-time leader in games played for players
who only played for one team.
Answer: Alex Delvecchio
6). We probably can all figure out who the all-time leading
goal scorers are at each position, but can you tell me who's number
two? For five points each and a bonus ten for all of them, given the position and the teams he played for, name the player who
has the second highest NHL career goal total for that position at the start of the 1998-99 season.
(5) Right Wing: Washington, Minnesota, New York Rangers,
Toronto, and Phoenix
Answer: Mike Gartner
(5) Left Wing: Detroit and Boston
Answer: John Bucyk
(5) Defense: Boston
Answer: Raymond Bourque
(5) Center: Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York Rangers
Answer: Marcel Dionne
7). Given a sequence of retired numbers for an NHL franchise, name the franchise FTPAP. If you need players, you'll get five.
(10) 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 15
(5) Dit Clapper, Milt Schmidt, Lionel Hitchman
Answer: Boston or Bruins
(10) 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 16
(5) Doug Harvey, Howie Morenz, Jean Béliveau
Answer: Montreal or Canadiens
(10) 3, 8, 11, 24
(5) Bob Gassoff, Bernie Federko, Brian Sutter
Answer: St. Louis or Blues
8). Given a description taken from the Total Hockey
glossary, name the term being described FTPAP.
(10) "Popular between-periods segment of Hockey Night in Canada, featuring former NHL coach Don Cherry and studio analyst
Answer: Coach's Corner
(10) "A 360-degree turn, while carrying the puck, to evade
an opponent. The term was coined by Montreal Canadiens announcer
Danny Gallivan who used the adjective 'Savardian' before it, as Habs defenseman Serge Savard is credited with inventing it."
(10) The French exclamation equivalent to "He
scores!" It literally means "and the goal!"
Answer: "...et le but"
9). Since we're playing at Michigan, answer some questions about NCAA hockey, none of whose answers are Michigan, 5-10-15.
(5) This school has had more players drafted into the NHL
than any other.
Answer: University of Minnesota
(10) Michigan has more NCAA hockey titles than any other
schools with nine. What school is second with six?
Answer: University of North Dakota
(15) Who was the first Canadian player to go from a NCAA
team straight to a NHL team, joining the Montreal Canadiens in 1962
the night after playing for Michigan in the consolation game of the NCAA tournament?
Answer: Gordon "Red" Berenson
10). On a similar theme, given an current NHL player, name his alma mater, five each and a bonus five for all of them.
(5) Brett Hull
Answer: University of Minnesota-Duluth
(5) Doug Weight
Answer: Lake Superior State University
(5) Joe Nieuwendyk
Answer: Cornell University
(5) Rob Blake
Answer: Bowling Green State University
(5) Brian Leetch
Answer: Boston College
11). Line nicknames are something unique to the NHL.
Given a description of a line mentioned in Total Hockey and the players
on it, name it FTPAP.
(10) Cry havoc! Perhaps the only-known example of a
Shakespearean reference in hockey, Wayne Cashman, Phil Esposito, and
Ken Hodge comprised this Julius Caesar referencing line in the 1960's and 70's for the Bruins.
Answer: Dogs of War
(10) Also known as the United Nations Line, the combination
Valery Kaminsky, Peter Forsberg, and Claude Lemieux for the
Avalanche were also called this, perhaps the worst play on words in NHL history.
(10) Also known as the "Long Island Electric Company,"
because they so often lit the lamp, the combination of Clark Gillies,
Bryan Trottier, and Mike Bossy were better known as this.
Answer: Trio Grande
12). Total Hockey devotes a section of itself to a theory
called "Statistical Twins," a cross-era comparison of players who have
similar styles and therefore, similar stats. Answer the following questions, ten each.
(10) Max Bentley was a high scoring center who played on
teams that were terrible. He later won three Stanley Cup as a
defensive player who still contributed a large chunk of offense. What 1999 starting All-Star centerman does this career
Answer: Steve Yzerman
(10) Joe Primeau was a Lady Byng runner-up several times as
well as one of the premier playmakers of the 1930's. What
Washington Capital is a four-time Lady Byng runner-up who is considered one of the best playmakers of the 1990's?
Answer: Adam Oates
(10) Jean Beliveau was considered by many of his era to be
the league's premier center, a French-Canadian who won two Hart
Trophies. What modern-era player was considered by man to be the league's premier center, a French-Canadian who won
three Hart Trophies?
Answer: Mario Lemieux
13). NHL Birthdays! Five each, and a bonus five for
all of them, given a date and place of birth, name the current NHL player and
1998 Olympian for whom that description fits.
(5) January 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois
Answer: Chris Chelios
(5) January 23, 1969 in Mimico, Ontario
Answer: Brendan Shanahan
(5) March 5, 1977 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Answer: Bryan Berard
(5) February 15, 1972 in Kladno, Czechoslovakia
Answer: Jaromir Jagr
(5) July 3, 1970 in Helsinki, Finland
Answer: Teemu Selanne
14). You know, it wasn't always easy being a Red Wings
fan. There was a decade from 1986-1996 for example. Help the packet
author exorcise some personal demons and answer the following questions about ignominious moments in Wings history
(10) May 10, 1988: Edmonton, Alberta. Bob Probert and
Petr Klima break curfew and are seen carousing at this Edmonton strip
club/bar the night before Game Five of the Conference Finals, which the Wings will lose 8-4 and lose the series four games to
Answer: Goose Loonies
(10) June 16, 1990: Vancouver, British Columbia.
Bypassing Jaromir Jagr, Darryl Sydor, Derian Hatcher, Keith Tkachuk, Martin
Brodeur, Felix Potvin, Doug Weight, Sergei Zubov, and Peter Bondra; the Wings select this center from Niagara Falls of the
Answer: Keith Primeau
(10) May 1, 1993: Detroit, MI. Game seven of the Norris
Division Semi-finals goes into overtime tied at three. Off a face-off deep
the Red Wings zone, then-Maple Leaf Doug Gilmour slides the puck back to this Russian-born rookie defenseman who beats
then-Red Wings goalie Tim Cheveldae with a rising slap shot to win the game for the Maple Leafs 4-3, and spells the
beginning of the end for Tim in Detroit.
Answer: Nikolai Borschevsky
15). Hockey analogy time, 5-10-15.
(5) WHA MVP is to NHL MVP as Gary Davidson Trophy/Gordie
Howe Trophy is to
Answer: Hart Trophy
(10) The United States' most famous goal is to Canada's
most famous goal as Mike Eruzione is to
Answer: Paul Henderson
(15) NHL's all-time winningest goalie is to NCAA's all-time
winningest goal as Terry Sawchuk is to
Answer: Marty Turco
16). Answer the following questions about the ever-evolving NHL rulebook, FTPAP.
(10) The NHL has required a public address announcement of
this occurrence since 1946-47.
Answer: "Last Minute of Play" in the Period
(10) Beginning in February 1955, all NHL Arenas were
required to keep and update one of these during the game.
Answer: An out-of-town scoreboard
(10) In 1984-85, four years after Mark Howe is seriously by
the point in the middle on the base, the modern goal frame replaced
this type of net.
Answer: "B" Net, Art Ross net, or "3" Net
17). Answer the following questions about NHL broadcasters, FTPAP.
(10) Still calling games for Hockey Night in Canada, this
1996 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award winner is known for his smooth style
and uniquely Canadian pronunciations.
Answer: Bob Cole
(10) This Pittsburgh Penguins announcer is known
nation-wide for his phrases such as "Beat Him like a rented goalie!" and
"Scratch my back with a hacksaw!"
Answer: Mike Lang
(10) After the tragic death of Tom Mees, this Red Wings
broadcaster stepped in as ESPN 2's lead hockey announcer.
Answer: Dave Strader
18). Given a current NHL franchise, give the city it played
it's first professional season in, for five points a piece and a bonus five for
all of them.
(5) Carolina Hurricanes
Answer: Boston, Massachusetts
(5) Dallas Stars
Answer: Bloomington, Minnesota
(5) Detroit Red Wings
Answer: Windsor, Ontario
(5) New Jersey Devils
Answer: Kansas City, Missouri
(5) Washington Capitals
Answer: Landover, Maryland
19). In the 1930's, the NHL staged three official All-Star
games as benefits for players who had their hockey careers tragically cut
short. FTPAP, answer the following about them.
(10) This Toronto Maple Leaf suffered a fractured skull
after a career-ending check by Boston's Eddie Shore, and later became an
off-ice official at the Carleton Street Cathedral.
Answer: Ace Bailey
(10) Known as "the Stratford Streak," this Canadien
suffered a broken leg in a game on January 28, 1937. After his death on
March 8, his body lie in state at the Montreal Forum where over 10,000 attended
his funeral service.
Answer: Howie Morenz
(10) A member of both the Habs and Montreal Maroons, this
1937 Hart Trophy winner drowned at age 35.
Answer: Babe Seibert
20). In addition to their current captain, Michigan native
Derian Hatcher, six members of the 1998-99 Dallas Stars have served as
captains of NHL teams. For five points a piece, name them.
Answer: Brett Hull: St. Louis Blues (1992-1996)
Guy Carbonneau: Montreal Canadiens (1990-1994)
Mike Keane: Montreal Canadiens (1994-1996)
Joe Nieuwendyk: Calgary Flames (1991-1995)
Brian Skrudland: Florida Panthers (1993-1997)
Pat Verbeek: Hartford Whalers (1992-1995)