What’s true in hockey?

Matt Hoh

1. The Detroit Redwings play in an arena called The Pond.
False: The team that plays on the Pond is the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.2. The U.S. hockey team forgot the words to the national anthem while celebrating a win over the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics.
False: They forgot the words to “God Bless America.”

3. Tripping is the infraction if a hockey referee is waving his hands below his knees.
True: Tripping is signaled by waving your hands below the knee.

4. There are 5 designated face-off spots on a
hockey rink.
False: There are actually 9 face-off spots.

5. Hockey wags dub the penalty box the “pen bin.”
False: They call the penalty box the “sin bin.

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