Here at The Pink Puck we know that not everyone can keep track of the plethora of hockey terms out there. That’s why we have developed “Hockey Terms of the Week” in which we will give you three hockey terms each week. Let this become your personal hockey dictionary. This week we will start with Assist, Hat Trick and Gordie Howe Hat Trick.
Assist: An assist is major statistic kept by the NHL. An assist is awarded to the last 2 players that touched, passed or deflected the puck the player that scores a goal. In essence they assisted the scorers goal. Only 2 players can be awarded an assist per goal. Those 2 players are awarded 1 point each that is added to their assist/point statistics.
Hat Trick: This one is simple. A Hat Trick is when a player scores three goals in one game.
Gordie Howe Hat Trick: A Gordie Howe hat trick is when a player gets a goal, an assist and a fight. Gordie Howe or Mister Hockey as he is sometimes called is arguably one of the greatest hockey players of all time. The term was coined due to Howe’s affinity for fighting and scoring goals.