WHY are Detroit Red Wings hockey fans throwing octopuses on the ice?

It all began in April 1952, when Detroit once again entered the Stanley Cup. In those years, all it took to win the trophy was two four-game winning streaks, meaning eight games.

Brothers Peter and Gerald Cusimano, who owned fish stores, decided to support the Wings in some original way. The idea was put into action on April 15, 1952, at the old Olympia Stadium.

Since then matches in Detroit have been repeatedly interrupted by a rain of gutted clams 🐙

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