When Romania made their ice hockey World Championship debut in 1931, they lost 0-15 to the US. Their captain approached the referee after the game and asked him to write a message on the official game sheet: ”Thank you for playing against us, we have learned a great deal from this game”.
26.5 million Canadians tuned into the gold medal final in men’s hockey during the 2010 Winter Olympics. That’s 80% of the entire country’s population. There was one flight that got delayed cause the passengers didn’t want to board the plane cause the game was still ongoing.
Wayne Gretzky has more assists than any other hockey player has points (goals and assists).
During an Olympic gold hockey game involving Canada, so many people viewed it on tv that there were massive fluctuations in water pressure during the time between periods from people using the bathroom simultaneously.
The average lifespan of an NHL hockey puck is 7 minutes.