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Laser Etched Sausage of a Hockey Player

Hockey, sausage and lasers–three wonderful things that belong together. Aapo Mattila etched this portrait of Timo Jutila, a famous hockey player from Finland. Link -via Tasteologie

65-Year-Old Hockey Player Diane Pieknik

(YouTube link) Diane Pieknik was 65 years old when she decided she wanted to play hockey, which she had never done before. You go, girl! -via the Presurfer

The Invisible Hockey Player

Norway’s hockey team appears to have a secret weapon in the form of an invisible player! But no, that’s Ole Kristian Tellefsen, getting into a tussle with Finland’s Petteri Nokelainen last May. This strange picture is part of Sports Illustrated’s gallery of Pictures of the Year. Link -via reddit (Image credit: Imago/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Hockey Team Adopts Chewbacca as Mascot

If your team is going to have a mascot, it has to be one that connects with people. That’s why there was a movement by Ole Miss to adopt Admiral Ackbar. ‘Cause when you think of Mississippi, you naturally think of the Admiral. It’s a common association. And that brings us to hockey. What creatures to [...]

The Origins of 10 Winter Olympic Sports

The Winter Olympics are still a week and a half away, but it’s never too early to start getting warmed up. Let’s take a look at the origins of some of the events you’ll be enjoying from Vancouver. 1. Figure Skating Skating has been around for centuries, but figure skating’s expressive movements are actually somewhat more recent [...]

What’s in a Nickname? The Origins of All 30 NHL Team Names

Ever wonder what a Canuck is? How about a Blue Jacket? With the NHL season kicking off this week, here’s a breakdown of how the league’s 30 teams got their names. 1. New York Rangers In 1925, the New York Americans joined the National Hockey League and played their home games at the old Madison Square [...]