Saturday, November 20, 2010

WHERE DOES THE TERM

“HAT TRICK” COME FROM

If a member of the home team scores a hat-trick, fans acknowledge it by throwing their own hats from the stands onto the ice, often causing a delay in play. This custom was started in Guelph, Ontario with the Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters of the Junior Ontario Hockey League, which was sponsored by the Biltmore Hats.


THE GUELPH BILTMORE MAD HATTERS – WERE SPONSORED BY THE GUELPH BILTMORE HAT COMPANY.

Mr. Biltmore would throw his top hat onto the ice for the player that scored 3 goals. Fans soon followed his lead and offered their hats to the player as well.