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Hockey fan couldn’t be worse at throwing a fish onto the ice

Perhaps he should have been handling an octopus.

 

Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Published Feb 22, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 4:36 am CDT

Unless you’re an eight-legged cephalopod, one of the best (and cruelest) traditions in the NHL is when Detroit Red Wings fans throw dead octopi on the rink. It’s a custom that dates back to 1952, the octopus’ legs symbolizing the eight playoff wins a team used to need in order to win the Stanley Cup.

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Other hockey teams have copied the idea but use other types of seafood. For instance, University of New Hampshire fans have taken to throwing a dead fish on the ice after the Wildcats score their first goal of the game. The tradition originated in the early 1970s, and the operation is simple: 1) Wait until New Hampshire scores its first goal; 2) Throw the fish over the glass surrounding the rink and onto the ice.

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Unfortunately for the Wildcats fan below, that was easier said than done.

While it wasn’t the strongest performance we’ve seen from a fish thrower, you still have to like the dude’s gumption: He kept on trying until he succeeded (in making a fishy mess that somebody else had to clean up).

H/T BroBible | Screengrab via poo stick/YouTube

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*First Published: Feb 22, 2016, 6:19 pm CST