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    Fast Facts: Dec. 2

    • The Toronto Maple Leafs used to be called the Toronto Arenas, then the St. Patricks and finally the Maple Leafs.
    • Bobby Carpenter was the first American player to score 50 goals in a season.
    • Abie Goldberry, a Quebec junior hockey player from the 1930s was hit by a puck while playing hockey, which ignited a set of matches that he had in his pocket.
    • The name hockey, as the organized game came to be known, has been attributed to the French word “”hoquet”” (shepherd’s crook).
    • The Stanley Cup was originally only seven and a half inches high.
    • The Montreal Canadians hockey team has won the most Stanley Cups with 24.
    • Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959.

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