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 suspension.
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 broadcasting?
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
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 innovation.
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 campaign.
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
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 NHLís 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
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
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
(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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)