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        Hockey pucks weren't always made of black rubber like they are today. The early pucks were probably balls, but other objects were also used, such as stones, lumps of coal, or frozen cow or horse poop. Wooden pucks were used for many years. Mothers sometimes put hot baked potatoes into their children's skates so that the skates would be cozy and warm when the children reached the rink or pond. The potatoes were not thrown away. They eventually froze and were used as pucks. Although rubber was invented in 1839, it wasn't until the late 1880s that someone thought of making rubber pucks.


Q. What is the size and weight of an official game puck?

        A. An official game puck measures three inches in diameter and one inch thick. It weighs six ounces and is constructed of vulcanized rubber. The puck is not only solid to remove the “bounce”, but it is frozen prior to professional games to make it even more bounce resistant.

                                                                                   Puck in net



Revised: 07/08/2016