What’s A “Gordie Howe Hat Trick”?

Sometimes when one is watching a hockey game, the term “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” – or, “A Gordie”, is used. You may be wondering what this is. So…

A ‘Gordie Howe Hat Trick’ is when one player scores a goal, gets an assist, and gets into a fight – all within one game. This term is appropriate since Gordie was known for both his playing and fighting abilities. (That’s an understatement, by the way).

A  Gordie Howe Hat Trick  came about since it involves three events (goal, assist, fight) and has its base in another popular hockey term requiring three events…a hat trick. A hat trick involves one player scoring three goals in one game.

So, the next time you’re watching a hockey game and hear that someone took part in a Gordie…you know what it means. 🙂

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