** 1st GOAL OF A HAT TRICK **
In 1972, the founders of a company named Hockey Diversified Inc. envisioned that each puck shot into the net to produce an official goal scored in an NHL hockey game would develop a degree of intrinsic collector value for hockey fans everywhere. The founders took this idea to the NHL and procured the rights to all such NHL pucks during regular season and playoff games for a period of five years. Pucks shot into the net for a goal were collected by the referees, given to the time keepers to label and then shipped to Hockey Diversified to further label with scoring details. The pucks were then marketed to the public by Hockey Diversified Inc. Unfortunately this idea was ahead of its time and pucks sold poorly. The program lasted only two seasons, 1972-1973 and 1973-74. Hockey Diversified Inc. dissolved shortly thereafter.
This puck was used by DON LEVER to score the Canucks 208th goal of the season on March 31, 1974 against the California Golden Seals. The goal was assisted by Chris Oddleifson and Andre Boudrias. Lever scored a hat trick in the game.
The Canucks logo shows expected surface wear. The Goal Puck label shows wear as well.
The Canucks won the game 7-0.