Why The Hat Tricks Name?
Wanted to connect to the City of Danbury
Wanted to connect to the game of hockey
From 1884-1985, the site that Danbury Arena sits on was a hat manufacturing company
Origins of the Hat Trick:
In the 1940’s, players on the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs were given free hats when they scored three goals in a game
Alex Kaleta was a member of the NHL from 1941-1951. As a member of the Chicago Blackhawks in 1946, Kaleta was in Toronto for a game strolling the city with empty pockets. He walked into Sammy Taft’s hat store, and Taft made a bet: if Kaleta scored three goals that night against his Leafs, he would give him a free hat. That night, Kaleta netted four goals, thus being dubbed...the Hat Trick!
Considering the history, there is a better than 50% chance that the original hat given to Alex Kaleta was manufactured in Danbury
Nowadays, it is customary at any level of hockey after a player scores three goals to toss their hat onto the ice in celebration.
Our position? There is no better arena or team that can lay claim to this name!
ABOUT THE LOGO
Created and designed by Dom Alessandro of A-W Design. Dom has previously created logo’s for teams in Danbury including the Trashers, Whalers, and Titans
5-Diamonds represent Diamond Properties & previous five professional teams in Danbury (Trashers, Stars, Mad Hatters, Whalers, & Titans)
Rabbit Head logo is worn on the front of our home black jerseys, while the Disappearing D logo is featured on the chest of our road white sweaters
DANBURY ARENA GOAL HORN
In 2010, Moran Towing Corporation, President, Ted Tregurtha announced the donation of a tug boat horn to the Danbury Ice Arena from the Moran Towing fleet. At time Tregurtha was serving as the President of the Ridgefield Area Hockey Association (RAHA).
Based in New Canaan, Connecticut, Moran is one of America's oldest, largest, and most respected providers of ship docking, marine transportation and related services. Founded over 150 years ago in 1860, Moran has a fleet of over 100 tugs and more then 30 barges.
The donated horn came off the tug St. Charles, built in 1956, and based out of the New Orleans, Louisiana port and the Gulf of Mexico until her retirement in 2009.
The horn model is a Kahlenberg Model D-2, producing a tone of 266 Hz and 212 Hz frequencies simultaneously which is called a "Chimetone" sound.
For more information the Moran Towing Corporation, check out www.morantug.com. To hear the horn click on the Moran link HERE.
DANBURY HAT TRICKS GOAL SONG
Dating back to the days of the Danbury Trashers in 2004, Danbury has rallied around one goal song: the ol' standby, Rock and Roll Pt. 2.
Na na na na na na na na, HEY!