Ceremonial Puck

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Ceremonial First Puck - Related Terms
... The ceremonial first puck is also referred to as the "ceremonial puck drop" ... emphasize that the attention is typically on the honoree who actually drops the puck rather than on the vying for it ... tradition dictates that the home player always "wins" and presents the puck to the guest of honor ...
Ceremonial First Puck
... The ceremonial first puck is a longstanding ritual of ice hockey in which a guest of honor drops a puck to mark the end of pregame festivities and the start of the game ... Like baseball's ceremonial first pitch, this first puck does not actually begin play but is retrieved and presented to the guest of honor as a keepsake ... Hockey League (NHL), the anthem is routinely played after the ceremonial first puck ...

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