During his career he was named MVP 9 times (a record), and is the only player to ever score 200 points in a single season. On top of that, he scored 200 points in 4 separate seasons, and in a span of only 5 years! He was named the greatest hockey player to ever step on the ice. At the age of 2, Wayne’s father had him on skates and by 5 years old he was a local attraction. “When I was 5 and playing against 11-year-olds, who were bigger, stronger, faster, I just had to figure out a way to play with them.” Gretzky’s mind set of hockey quickly had him playing with boys much older than him.
Thirty to forty years ago young hockey players were taught to be tough and mean, thus allowing their team to be victorious by “beating up” their opposition. (Allain) Today the idea is to be fast, skilled and sportsmanlike, and those attributes along with a lot of hard work and a little luck could turn you into one of the most idolized hockey players to ever play. Although some people may prefer the “rough and tough” playing style, it is apparent that today’s game is moving in a completely different
Who is “The Great One?” For many years, Canada’s own, Wayne Gretzky, has been considered the greatest player to ever play the fast paced game of hockey. Gretzky has made his name familiar in every National Hockey League (NHL) record book during his illustrious twenty one year career. Years of NHL play have come and gone and his name still sits triumphant amongst many. However, tables have been turning the last few years as Sydney Crosby, another young Canadian player, has stepped into the spotlight and taken the professional league by storm. Records have been set by both of these talented phenomenons, but who in the end will take the title of “The Great One,” young active Sydney Crosby or the retired hockey hero Wayne Gretzky?
Over 3,000 Red Cross volunteers hurried to rescue and relief efforts. This was the most expensive disaster response in Canadian history They are just examples of the kind of support the NGO provides. The Canadian red cross have been very successful throughout history as mentioned before. In 2009 The Canadian Red Cross celebrated its official 100th anniversary. For 100 years the Canadian Red Cross has brought crucial humanitarian assistance and improved the lives of vulnerable people from across our country and around the world.
BOBBY ORR BIOGRAPHY By: Luca Esposito For many, the greatest hockey player the National Hockey League (NHL) has ever seen is a Canadian born legend. The “Magic Number 4”, Bobby Orr, was a star player in the NHL in the late 1960’s to the mid 1970’s. His achievements and defining moments as a hockey player continue to be highlighted and discussed today and will forever be honoured in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Robert Gordon Orr (Bobby Orr) was born March 20th, 1948 in the town of Parry Sound, Ontario. From a very young age, Bobby Orr started skating and quickly demonstrated a passion for hockey.
Therefore, Trudeau introduced the Constitution Act and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter of Rights and freedoms is a bill of rights which forms the first thirty-five sections of the Constitution Act. The Charter guarantees certain political rights to Canadian citizens, and civil rights to everyone in Canada. Trudeumania took the country by storm, Pierre Trudeau was a celebrity even before he became Prime Minister. Trudeau was extremely popular in Canada and he was often referred
Their was more than 2 billion dollars in licensing in 2005 and over 200 licensees. More fortune 500 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport. NASCAR racing is televised in more than 150 countries and 22 different languages. If you don’t find all that impressive then
The mass-production of these rival firearms and their modified variants during the Cold War era reflects the aspect that the United States and the USSR had established themselves as two dominant superpowers immediately following the post-war period in 1945. Proliferation of firearms since the end of the Cold War contributes to the cause of more deaths globally than any other type of weapon used in modern warfare. Since the M-16 and AK-47 weapons systems have remained as the longest serving
Today, snowboarding is one of the largest growing winter sports. Snowboarding originated not less than 35 years ago and was the sport for druggies and rebels. Over the years the sport has grown, and now is a major discipline in the Olympics, X-Games, and local resort competitions. In the late 1960’s was the first competition and was held in Vermont. At the time of the first comp, there were only 34 resorts open to snowboarders in the U.S. Was it because the awareness was not built up?
For many years, hockey has been played without strict regulation because governing bodies simply did not exist in the Nineteenth Century. Fighting was a polarizing issue in which both the supporters’ and detractors’ views were equally valued since no official rules for hockey were in place. In collegiate-level and most amateur hockey, players would be thrown out from games for fighting. In 1922 the then newly formed National Hockey League implemented a five-minute penalty for fighting. Though they do not vocally condone rough behaviour, they recognize such acts as mere elements of hockey.