In hockey, as in other sports such as football (soccer), a hat trick occurs when one player scores 3 goals in 1 game. A natural hat trick is when the player scores these 3 goals consecutively. If a player scores one goal, one assist, and gets into one fight, that is called a "Gordie Howe hat trick," after the hockey legend Gordie Howe, who was more than just a goal scorer! In hockey games, when a player scores a hat trick, the fans will often litter the ice with their hats to show their appreciation.