The 2020 Gordie Howe hat trick t-shirt is our take on Gordie’s hockey hat-trick. It is accomplished when a player collects
The term was coined by a 1950s New York sportswriter, although Howe himself only accomplished the feat twice in his five-decade career. Howe’s son Marty once remarked, “The Gordie Howe hat trick should really be a goal, an assist and a cross-check to the face. That might be more accurate.”
Howe himself accomplished his first Gordie Howe hat trick on October 11, 1953, when he scored a goal, assisted on Red Kelly‘s goal, and fought the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ Fernie Flaman. The second occurrence was on March 21, 1954, once again versus the Maple Leafs. Howe scored the opening goal, assisted on two Ted Lindsay goals, and fought Ted “Teeder” Kennedy.
The Spring of 2020 Gordie Howe CARES Pro-Am Hat trick is:
- Wash your hands
- Physical Distance
- Stay home