Sunday, July 5, 2009

Hockey 101 with HftL (Stanley Cup Edition)

I know I haven't been keeping up with the daily features on this site, but I'm hoping to change that in the next few days (at least getting it back to normal over the course of the summer).

Today is usually "Hockey 101" day where we cover some of the rules / regulations of NHL hockey and I just thought that it might just be fun to do a special "Stanley Cup Edition" over the summer since the Penguins won the Cup and it will be travelling with them all summer long (speaking of which, be sure to check out my other blog, TSCSF, this summer to "Follow the Cup this Summer" -- my first post was today featuring Tyler Kennedy's day with the Cup - it includes great video of his day!!)!!

OK -- onto "Hockey 101."

Today, I'll give you some fast facts about the Stanley Cup itself.

The Cup that the Penguins have, the one we see today, is actually not the original cup and there are a few differences between the two.

The original cup is made completely of silver and it's dimensions (height = 7.28 inches / 18.5 cm; diameter = 11.42 inches / 29 cm).

The current cup is made of silver and a nickel alloy, and it's dimensions include more than just it's height and diameter (there are several different parts of it including bowl, collar, shoulder, barrel, and base); however, the basic dimensions of it is 35.25 inches / 89.54 cm in height and 34.50 pounds / 15.50 kg in weight. The specific dimensions are:
BOWL - height = 7.50 inches / 19.05 cm; diameter = 11.25 inches / 28.57 cm; circumference = 35 inches / 88.9 cm
COLLAR - height = 6.25 inches / 15.87 cm
SHOULDER - height = 3.25 inches / 8.25 cm
BARREL - height = 18.25 inches / 46.35 cm
BASE - diameter = 17.25 inches / 43.81 cm

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