Why is 3 goals in hockey called a hat trick? It may surprise some people to learn that the term “hat trick” as it relates to sports actually originated in British cricket. A bowler who retired three batsmen with three consecutive balls was entitled to a new hat at the expense of the club to commemorate this feat.
What are 4 goals in hockey called? Scoring four goals in a hockey game is much less common than a hat trick. If a player scores four goals in a single game, it is sometimes referred to as a “Texas hat trick.” This term is less commonly used than a hat trick, and its origins are uncertain.
How rare is a hat trick in hockey? A hat trick is one of the NHL’s rarest achievements with only 97 during the 2018-19 season, or roughly one in 7.6 percent of games. That’s rarer than a shutout, with 154 in 2018-19, or one in 12.1 percent of games, or a shorthanded goal, of which there were 233 last season, or one in 18.3 percent of games.
What comes after a hat trick in hockey? Some arenas give the hats that were tossed to the player who scored the three goals. Sometimes the player will choose one of the hats to keep as a memento of their accomplishment. Other times the team collects the hats, chooses the ones that aren’t too damaged and get them cleaned to go to charity.