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Fans of hockey are a faithful bunch, often wondering why the rest of us just don’t get it.
Here are 19 things you most likely didn’t know about this sport, and which just may convert you if you’re not a fan already.
1. Losing Weight
The average hockey player loses up to 7 pounds in a single game. Yes, you read that right – 7 pounds in one game! Hockey games are an intense workout for players and while most of the weight tends to be water weight, it makes players very conscious of their fluid intake before, during and after a game.