A “hat-trick” or hat trick in sports is the achievement of a positive feat three times in a game, or another achievement based on the number three in some sports.
Although most commonly associated in the United States present times with hockey, the term “hat-trick” first appeared in 1858 in cricket, to describe H. H. Stephenson’s taking three wickets with three consecutive deliveries. Fans held a collection for Stephenson, and presented him with a hat bought with the proceeds. The term was used in print for the first time in 1868.
A hat trick, as it is known in its current form, culminates with fans throwing hats onto the ice from the stands. The tradition is said to have begun among fans in the National Hockey League around the 1950s.
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