History UsefulNotes / IceHockey

9th Oct '17 9:29:38 PM GrammarNavi
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* Hockey is a nationally engaging sport. Much like UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball and [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]], though, it also attracts those stereotypical college students who drink beer and riot after games. Even so, full-on riots are rare, and usually there are just loud parties that break out on (city name)'s main streets. There are some notable hockey-provoked riots (see the "Richard riot" in the SeriousBusiness article) but they prove to be the exception rather than the norm. The typical hockey-watching crowd in Canada are mostly families huddled around the television or a guy inviting his buddies over to watch the game (with or without alcohol.)

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* Hockey is a nationally engaging sport. Much like UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball and [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball soccer]], though, it also attracts those stereotypical college students who drink beer and riot after games. Even so, full-on riots are rare, and usually there are just loud parties that break out on (city name)'s main streets. There are some notable hockey-provoked riots (see the "Richard riot" in the SeriousBusiness article) but they prove to be the exception rather than the norm. The typical hockey-watching crowd in Canada are mostly families huddled around the television or a guy inviting his buddies over to watch the game (with or without alcohol.)
9th Oct '17 5:59:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/NHLHockey'' and the sequels by [[ElectronicArts EA Sports]]: Originally released for DOS and Windows from 1993 through 2008 and for console platforms from 1992 through 2016 and beyond. The beginnings saw the franchise split for the two, with ''NHLPA Hockey'' being released in late 1992 for consoles with only NHLPA licensing, while ''NHL Hockey'' was released for DOS in late 1993 with full NHL and NHLPA license [[note]]NHL16, the most recent release, features support for most major leagues, including the American Hockey League, the three amateur Canadian Hockey Leagues and international leagues such as the Swiss National League A and the German Deutsche Eishockey League[[/note]]. By 1995, however, both games were fully licensed and were very similar visually, including the titles which featured the year after release [[note]]''NHL 96'' for the 1995 release, ''NHL 97'' for the 1996 release and so on)[[/note]]. Eventually the console version was prioritized, with PC versions ported from them, until the PC versions ended with ''NHL 09''.
* ''Face Off!'': The original PC DOS hockey game, released in 1989 by Mindspan Technologies and GameStar. Like many sports games of the period, it didn't have any official licenses, but it did feature easy-to-use editing of teams and players, so manually altering the game to fit real life rosters was possible. Many gimmicks and settings introduced, such as rule selection, play creation and a breakaway cam, were later implemented by [[ElectronicArts EA's]] series to varying success.

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* ''VideoGame/NHLHockey'' and the sequels by [[ElectronicArts [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA Sports]]: Originally released for DOS and Windows from 1993 through 2008 and for console platforms from 1992 through 2016 and beyond. The beginnings saw the franchise split for the two, with ''NHLPA Hockey'' being released in late 1992 for consoles with only NHLPA licensing, while ''NHL Hockey'' was released for DOS in late 1993 with full NHL and NHLPA license [[note]]NHL16, the most recent release, features support for most major leagues, including the American Hockey League, the three amateur Canadian Hockey Leagues and international leagues such as the Swiss National League A and the German Deutsche Eishockey League[[/note]]. By 1995, however, both games were fully licensed and were very similar visually, including the titles which featured the year after release [[note]]''NHL 96'' for the 1995 release, ''NHL 97'' for the 1996 release and so on)[[/note]]. Eventually the console version was prioritized, with PC versions ported from them, until the PC versions ended with ''NHL 09''.
* ''Face Off!'': The original PC DOS hockey game, released in 1989 by Mindspan Technologies and GameStar. Like many sports games of the period, it didn't have any official licenses, but it did feature easy-to-use editing of teams and players, so manually altering the game to fit real life rosters was possible. Many gimmicks and settings introduced, such as rule selection, play creation and a breakaway cam, were later implemented by [[ElectronicArts [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA's]] series to varying success.
16th Sep '17 5:56:23 PM nombretomado
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* Series/TheSimpsons episode "Lisa On Ice".

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* Series/TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Lisa On Ice".
28th Aug '17 12:03:50 AM BattleMaster
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* Music/WarrenZevon: Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song)- a Canadian farm boy gets recruited as a "goon" (Enforcer) for the Saskatoon Flames.

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* Music/WarrenZevon: Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song)- a Canadian farm boy gets recruited as a "goon" (Enforcer) for the Saskatoon Flames.Flames and spends his career beating people up when he wishes he could be scoring goals.
25th Aug '17 6:44:23 PM nombretomado
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* While officially against the rules, fighting is a completely normal and acceptable occurrence in the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL]], with five-minute penalties (see the "Rules" section below) handed out to the fighters. The NHL is the only professional league in North America which does not automatically suspend players for fisticuffs. However, this only applies to the NHL and some Canadian minor leagues; at international tournaments, fighting is a ban-worthy offence, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punch-up_in_Piestany occasionally]] entire teams can be banned if it turns into a bench-clearing brawl. KHL, the [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Russian]] league, [[note]]Technically it's a Eurasian league, but most of the teams are from Russia.[[/note]] also allows fighting, but it's much less prevalent there, due to fighting being frowned upon in [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet]] times, which kind of set the tradition. In women's hockey, which has a no-contact policy, fighting also results in a multi-game ban, and possibly a life ban from the sport.

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* While officially against the rules, fighting is a completely normal and acceptable occurrence in the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL]], with five-minute penalties (see the "Rules" section below) handed out to the fighters. The NHL is the only professional league in North America which does not automatically suspend players for fisticuffs. However, this only applies to the NHL and some Canadian minor leagues; at international tournaments, fighting is a ban-worthy offence, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punch-up_in_Piestany occasionally]] entire teams can be banned if it turns into a bench-clearing brawl. KHL, the [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Russian]] league, [[note]]Technically it's a Eurasian league, but most of the teams are from Russia.[[/note]] also allows fighting, but it's much less prevalent there, due to fighting being frowned upon in [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet]] times, which kind of set the tradition. In women's hockey, which has a no-contact policy, fighting also results in a multi-game ban, and possibly a life ban from the sport.
16th Aug '17 12:54:33 PM 32_Footsteps
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The NHL championship trophy is UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup, one of the oldest and most prestigious trophies in all of sports. In [[FanNickname the Cup]]'s early days (starting from the Cup's creation until 1912) any team could challenge the current champions to a showdown for the Cup, provided the opposing team could make the trip there of course. Eventually, two leagues, the precursor National Hockey Association (NHA) [[note]]Owners of the original NHL teams were all in the NHA, except for the Toronto Arenas owner. The NHL itself was created as a legal means to remove the NHA's Toronto owner, who was [[{{understatement}} disliked]] by the rest of the owners, from the league[[/note]] and the Pacific Coast Hockey League (PCHL), [[note]]created and run by "the godfather of hockey", Lester Patrick, who created many significant rules such as forward passing, the blue and red lines, identifying numbers and the idea of "playoffs" as well as designing and funding the first indoor hockey arena[[/note]] took ownership of the Cup with the winner of each league playing for the Cup every year. The NHL began to form into a superior league, however, and the PCHL, which by then was known as the Western Hockey League, or WHL, suffered financially from lack of quality players and eventually folded, making the NHL the de facto owner of the Cup. This became de jure in 1947 when the NHL legally purchased the Cup. A modern NHL regular season lasts 82 games, with a sixteen-team playoff season. In recent changes, the league has been divided into four divisions (Pacific, Central, Metropolitan and Atlantic Divisions) with the top three teams in each division and the next top-2 "wild card" teams in the East (Metropolitan and Atlantic) and the West (Pacific and Central) Conferences combined qualifying for the playoffs. The division leader with the most points plays the lower wild card seed, while the other leader plays the first wild card seed, while the 2nd and 3rd place teams play each other. Each round is a best-of-seven series, with teams competing exclusively in their respective divisions before meeting in the semi-finals and then for the Cup. The final two teams play one last best-of-seven round for the Stanley Cup. The Stanley Cup is unique among the major pro sports leagues' trophies in that there's only ''one'' Stanley Cup [[note]]Well, technically there's three of them; the retired original Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame, the "authenticated" presentation Cup that replaced it, and the official replica Cup that's displayed at the Hall of Fame when the "authenticated" Cup is unavailable.[[/note]], rather than a new trophy that's made each year and permanently awarded to the the league champion. Winning the Stanley Cup Playoff gives a team possession of the trophy for one year, and the name of the winning team along with its owner, coaches and players [[note]]the latter of which have a set of game played limits, though teams can apply for exceptions; the most noteworthy is Denis Savard's addition to the 1993 Montreal Canadiens inscription after missing almost all the season due to injury[[/note]] are inscribed on the trophy. Originally, whenever the trophy ran out of room for team engravings, a new band was added to the bottom. But eventually this led to a truly enormous trophy and the NHL realized it would at some point get too big for a man lift. So now it's limited to 5 bands (each with room for 13 championship teams,) and whenever the bottom band is filled, the top band gets removed to the Hall of Fame and a new bottom band is added, maintaining the now-standard size of the Cup.

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The NHL championship trophy is UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup, one of the oldest and most prestigious trophies in all of sports. In [[FanNickname the Cup]]'s early days (starting from the Cup's creation until 1912) any team could challenge the current champions to a showdown for the Cup, provided the opposing team could make the trip there of course. Eventually, two leagues, the precursor National Hockey Association (NHA) [[note]]Owners of the original NHL teams were all in the NHA, except for the Toronto Arenas owner. The NHL itself was created as a legal means to remove the NHA's Toronto owner, who was [[{{understatement}} disliked]] loathed by the rest of the owners, from the league[[/note]] and the Pacific Coast Hockey League (PCHL), [[note]]created and run by "the godfather of hockey", Lester Patrick, who created many significant rules such as forward passing, the blue and red lines, identifying numbers and the idea of "playoffs" as well as designing and funding the first indoor hockey arena[[/note]] took ownership of the Cup with the winner of each league playing for the Cup every year. The NHL began to form into a superior league, however, and the PCHL, which by then was known as the Western Hockey League, or WHL, suffered financially from lack of quality players and eventually folded, making the NHL the de facto owner of the Cup. This became de jure in 1947 when the NHL legally purchased the Cup. A modern NHL regular season lasts 82 games, with a sixteen-team playoff season. In recent changes, the league has been divided into four divisions (Pacific, Central, Metropolitan and Atlantic Divisions) with the top three teams in each division and the next top-2 "wild card" teams in the East (Metropolitan and Atlantic) and the West (Pacific and Central) Conferences combined qualifying for the playoffs. The division leader with the most points plays the lower wild card seed, while the other leader plays the first wild card seed, while the 2nd and 3rd place teams play each other. Each round is a best-of-seven series, with teams competing exclusively in their respective divisions before meeting in the semi-finals and then for the Cup. The final two teams play one last best-of-seven round for the Stanley Cup. The Stanley Cup is unique among the major pro sports leagues' trophies in that there's only ''one'' Stanley Cup [[note]]Well, technically there's three of them; the retired original Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame, the "authenticated" presentation Cup that replaced it, and the official replica Cup that's displayed at the Hall of Fame when the "authenticated" Cup is unavailable.[[/note]], rather than a new trophy that's made each year and permanently awarded to the the league champion. Winning the Stanley Cup Playoff gives a team possession of the trophy for one year, and the name of the winning team along with its owner, coaches and players [[note]]the latter of which have a set of game played limits, though teams can apply for exceptions; the most noteworthy is Denis Savard's addition to the 1993 Montreal Canadiens inscription after missing almost all the season due to injury[[/note]] are inscribed on the trophy. Originally, whenever the trophy ran out of room for team engravings, a new band was added to the bottom. But eventually this led to a truly enormous trophy and the NHL realized it would at some point get too big for a man lift. So now it's limited to 5 bands (each with room for 13 championship teams,) and whenever the bottom band is filled, the top band gets removed to the Hall of Fame and a new bottom band is added, maintaining the now-standard size of the Cup.
28th Jul '17 5:04:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, the, er, [[CanadaEh Acerian]] immigrant Antoinette de Badin-Boucher arrives in Ankh-Morpork as a student at the Assassins' School, to discover to her disgust that while the weather might get cold and wet, it very rarely gets cold and wet enough for ''proper'' hockey. The version played running around a cold muddy field without ice skates on is not to her taste or inclination. She fears the ice-skates and protective clothing she has brought with her are going to be useless baggage. Then she discovers the Pork Futures Warehouse and regularly breaks in to practice ''real'' hockey and skating. Scroll forward by ten years and she is a graduate and a teaching assistant at the School. By [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/3/Gap-Year-Adventures this story]], she has worked out a deal with the PFW's owners to use a hitherto wasted space for recreation. Fellow Acerians and, er, [[UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} Swommi people]] flock to pay for admission. Both to particpate in, or to spectate, [[HockeyFight mass brawls on ice with lots of applied violence]], and perhaps a little actual hockey in between fights. Thus, with a sort of Canadian-like people in town, Ankh-Morpork gets its first dedicated ice-hockey and skating venue.


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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, the, er, [[CanadaEh Acerian]] immigrant Antoinette de Badin-Boucher arrives in Ankh-Morpork as a student at the Assassins' School, to discover to her disgust that while the weather might get cold and wet, it very rarely gets cold and wet enough for ''proper'' hockey. The version played running around a cold muddy field without ice skates on is not to her taste or inclination. She fears the ice-skates and protective clothing she has brought with her are going to be useless baggage. Then she discovers the Pork Futures Warehouse and regularly breaks in to practice ''real'' hockey and skating. Scroll forward by ten years and she is a graduate and a teaching assistant at the School. By [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/3/Gap-Year-Adventures this story]], she has worked out a deal with the PFW's owners to use a hitherto wasted space for recreation. Fellow Acerians and, er, [[UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} Swommi people]] flock to pay for admission. Both to particpate in, or to spectate, [[HockeyFight mass brawls on ice with lots of applied violence]], and perhaps a little actual hockey in between fights. Thus, with a sort of Canadian-like people in town, Ankh-Morpork gets its first dedicated ice-hockey and skating venue.

10th Jul '17 4:09:20 PM AgProv
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, the, er, [[CanadaEh Acerian]] immigrant Antoinette de Badin-Boucher arrives in Ankh-Morpork as a student at the Assassins' School, to discover to her disgust that while the weather might get cold and wet, it very rarely gets cold and wet enough for ''proper'' hockey. The version played running around a cold muddy field without ice skates on is not to her taste or inclination. She fears the ice-skates and protective clothing she has brought with her are going to be useless baggage. Then she discovers the Pork Futures Warehouse and regularly breaks in to practice ''real'' hockey and skating. Scroll forward by ten years and she is a graduate and a teaching assistant at the School. By [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/3/Gap-Year-Adventures this story]], she has worked out a deal with the PFW's owners to use a hitherto wasted space for recreation. Fellow Acerians and, er, [[UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} Swommi people]] flock to pay for admission. Both to particpate in, or to spectate, [[HockeyFights mass brawls on ice with lots of applied violence]], and perhaps a little actual hockey in between fights. Thus, with a sort of Canadian-like people in town, Ankh-Morpork gets its first dedicated ice-hockey and skating venue.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, the, er, [[CanadaEh Acerian]] immigrant Antoinette de Badin-Boucher arrives in Ankh-Morpork as a student at the Assassins' School, to discover to her disgust that while the weather might get cold and wet, it very rarely gets cold and wet enough for ''proper'' hockey. The version played running around a cold muddy field without ice skates on is not to her taste or inclination. She fears the ice-skates and protective clothing she has brought with her are going to be useless baggage. Then she discovers the Pork Futures Warehouse and regularly breaks in to practice ''real'' hockey and skating. Scroll forward by ten years and she is a graduate and a teaching assistant at the School. By [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/3/Gap-Year-Adventures this story]], she has worked out a deal with the PFW's owners to use a hitherto wasted space for recreation. Fellow Acerians and, er, [[UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} Swommi people]] flock to pay for admission. Both to particpate in, or to spectate, [[HockeyFights [[HockeyFight mass brawls on ice with lots of applied violence]], and perhaps a little actual hockey in between fights. Thus, with a sort of Canadian-like people in town, Ankh-Morpork gets its first dedicated ice-hockey and skating venue.
10th Jul '17 4:08:20 PM AgProv
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, the, er, [[CanadaEh Acerian]] immigrant Antoinette de Badin-Boucher arrives in Ankh-Morpork as a student at the assassins' School, to discover to her disgust that while the weather might get cold and wet, it very rarely gets cold and wet enough for ''proper'' hockey. The version played running around a cold muddy field without ice skates on is not to her taste or inclination. She fears the ice-skates and protective clothing she has brought with her are going to be useless baggage. Then she discovers the Pork Futures Warehouse and regularly breaks in to practice ''real'' hockey and skating. Scroll forward by ten years and she is a graduate and a teaching assistant at the School. By [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/3/Gap-Year-Adventures this story]], she has worked out a deal with the PFW's owners to use a hitherto wasted space for recreation. Fellow Acerians and, er, [[UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} Swommi people]] flock to pay for admission. Both to particpate in, or to spectate, [[hockeyfights mass brawls on ice with lots of applied violence]], and perhaps a little actual hockey in between fights. Thus, with a sort of Canadian-like people in town, Ankh-Morpork gets its first dedicated ice-hockey and skating venue.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, the, er, [[CanadaEh Acerian]] immigrant Antoinette de Badin-Boucher arrives in Ankh-Morpork as a student at the assassins' Assassins' School, to discover to her disgust that while the weather might get cold and wet, it very rarely gets cold and wet enough for ''proper'' hockey. The version played running around a cold muddy field without ice skates on is not to her taste or inclination. She fears the ice-skates and protective clothing she has brought with her are going to be useless baggage. Then she discovers the Pork Futures Warehouse and regularly breaks in to practice ''real'' hockey and skating. Scroll forward by ten years and she is a graduate and a teaching assistant at the School. By [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/3/Gap-Year-Adventures this story]], she has worked out a deal with the PFW's owners to use a hitherto wasted space for recreation. Fellow Acerians and, er, [[UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} Swommi people]] flock to pay for admission. Both to particpate in, or to spectate, [[hockeyfights [[HockeyFights mass brawls on ice with lots of applied violence]], and perhaps a little actual hockey in between fights. Thus, with a sort of Canadian-like people in town, Ankh-Morpork gets its first dedicated ice-hockey and skating venue.
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