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The national pastime of Moosejaw and Medicine Hat is a game after the Monarchist's heart, with hard-fighting players, stitched and toothless, who bow to the Queen, and are rewarded for their icy bloodletting with Hyacinth Bucket-worthy Edwardian hardware like the Lady Byng Trophy.
And tea services. At his Hall of Fame page, Bruins great Dit Clapper -- Slap Shot exemplar (with Toe Blake and Eddie Shore) of Old Time Hockey -- is shown in a number of pics accepting a silvertea set. This one looks more like a cocktail shaker. Yep, that's definitely a martini shaker.
At top: The euphoniously-named Clapper * Or would that have been onomatopoeic? * Via Hockey Memorabilia