Wayne Gretzky “The Great One” Born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, January 26, 1961. Wayne began skating at the age of three on a backyard rink built by his father,Walter. He began playing organized hockey in grade school and was soon such a dominant scorer that he was moved out of his age bracket to play with players several years older. In the book “On the ice with Wayne Gretzky,” Matt Christopher (pg.3) One of Wayne Gretzky’s idols as a young hockey player were his father and Hall of Fame forward Gordie Howe. After playing in several local and regional leagues, Gretzky advanced to play junior hockey with the Sault Sainte Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League, a developmental league for young players.
In his final year of peewee hockey he scored an improbable 378 goals. By the time Wayne was a teenager he was making waves across Canada with his play. At the age of 15 he started playing for the Peterborough Pete’s of the Ontario Hockey Association, where his dominance continued. Wayne’s future status as an NHL star was furthered at the 1978 World Junior Championships in Quebec City, where Wayne played for his home country and led the entire tournament in scoring. Wayne Gretzky was eager to turn professional but barred from leaping to the NHL because of the league's age restrictions, Gretzky signed with the Indianapolis Racers of the fledgling World Hockey Association
There have been several dynasties in the NHL: the Toronto Maple Leafs of the 1940’s, the Red Wings and Canadians of the 1950’s then again the Leafs of the 1960’s, the Canadians and Islanders of the 1970’s and finally the Oilers of the 1980’s. These are the teams that are remembered as the greatest to ever play in the NH: but it was the Oilers who re wrote the NHL record books. On May 19, 1984, the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley cup, and it was the beginning of their dynasty years. In 1983–84, the Oilers finished first overall in the NHL, winning a franchise record fifty-seven games and earning 119 points. They scored 446 goals, and NHL record which still stands today.
Pittsburgh Penguins ENG3C A Formal Analysis of Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins was founded in 1967 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The Penguins played in the Civic Arena from the time of their inception through the end of the 2009–10 season. They moved into their new arena, Consol Energy Center, to begin the 2010–11 NHL season. They have qualified for four Stanley Cup Finals, winning the Stanley Cup three times in their history in 1991, 1992, and 2009.
Hockey has taken many shapes, from field hockey to ice hockey, even to underwater hockey. Yet, ice hockey has become the most prominent and widely played version of this sport around the world. Ice hockey consists of two teams of five skaters and one goal protector per team. The concept of the game is for one team to score a goal against their opponent by using hockey sticks to shoot a puck into the opposing team’s goal. Ultimately, the team that scores the most goals in the allotted amount of time wins the game.
When he was six years old, his father, Walter, built a rink in the family's backyard, and it was there that Wayne skated for hours on end, every day, practising his skating, shooting and stick handling and learning everything about the game from his dad (Wayne Gretzky Biography). This shows that ever since Gretzky was a kid, he was committed and devoted to hockey which resulted in such a successful NHL career. Secondly, Despite Gretzky’s unimpressive stature, strength and speed, Gretzky's intelligence and reading of the game were unrivalled. He was adept at dodging checks from opposing
Since forming, the league has seen 43 teams, become an Olympic sport, and has been the stage for some of the most famous moments in sports history. Some of these have been the miracle on ice, the Wayne Gretzky era, and countless others. Currently, there are 30 teams playing in the NHL, 23 located in the USA, while the other 7 are in
With eight minutes left in the game they tied it up making it 4-4, our team was in disbelief. We took a timeout to regroup ourselves. I was thinking how the heck did we just blow a 4-1 lead that quickly. We came out of the time out aggressively and sloppy with the puck. With in a few more minutes Catholic Central made it 5-4 and we were now losing.
Crosby vs. Gretzky Canada’s own Wayne Gretzky is undoubtedly considered the greatest player ever in the fast-paced game of hockey since he dominated the game in the 1980’s. However, the tables have been turning in the last a few years as Sidney Crosby, another young Canadian, has emerged as a dominant player and taken the professional league by storm. Comparing the two players isn't easy. The game of hockey looks drastically different than 35 years ago; it has been constantly evolving and technology has helped players move faster, become physically stronger and has made them better equipped to deal with injuries than ever before. Wayne Gretzky’s accomplishments are well known; he still holds many records in many different categories and is considered to be the best player in modern hockey.
However, the first time she was on skis was age 3. Her personal and national coach is Eric Flora, he is also the head coach and director of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Club. Some of her greatest career highlights include being a 2013 World Champion in the ladies team sprint with Jessie Diggins, 2012 & 2014 World Cup Overall Sprint Champion, having the best ever American women's finish in the 2012 Winter Olympics, also including 10 x World Cup victories, 23 x World Cup Podiums, 17 x US National Champion and finally a 3 x