Thin Ice

November 6, 2009 10:44 AM

Gordon makes water bottle famous

Blogging about another writer's blog entry is redundant, but this little bit of information posted by Newsday's Katie Strang was too good to pass up.

Did you know that Islanders head coach Scott Gordon is credited with being the first player to put a water bottle on the top of a net for goalies to drink from?

"On March 16, 1985, while playing for Boston College, he put a water bottle on top of the net," Strang wrote. "Chris Terreri, in goal for Providence, did the same. A common site at all levels nowadays, it was the first time that had happened in an organized game."

"I think it was because I had cramps,'' Gordon told her.  "I was dehydrated, that's where it all came about.  I can't imagine someone else wasn't doing it before me. That's my contribution to hockey. Ha ha.''

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