What does NHL do with hat trick hats?
What do the Oilers do with all the hats after a hat trick? After a hat trick, the Oilers typically keep some hats for memory and donate the rest to charity. The Oilers Foundation announced Monday it would send the hats to Bissell Centre, as well as Hope Mission and Operation Friendship. Hope Mission serves as a shelter for children of adults with addiction.
Do you get your hat back if you throw it on the ice? Most teams give fans a week or two to reclaim their hats. The unclaimed hats are usually donated to local charities. Some teams like the Penguins, Blue Jackets and Flyers have display cases in the arena where the hats are kept, and some players keep a hat or two as a memento.
Why do they throw squid on the ice? Red Wings fans have thrown an octopus on the ice since 1952, going from a tradition signifying the number of wins the team needed to capture the Stanley Cup to sight you see at nearly every Detroit game – at the Joe and on the road.