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
Therefore, Gretzky was able to have an outstanding hockey career and be a role model off the ice, leading to the creation of the Wayne Gretzky Foundation and the active role he plays in charity. First off, Gretzky’s father was a constant motivating role throughout his childhood and pressured him to work hard. Always being there for him helped Gretzky put in the extremely hard work it takes to become a professional hockey player. For example, at age 2 he learned how to skate from his dad and his dad even built a rink in their backyard so that he could practice everyday. His father was even known to have invented special drills for his son to work on specific hockey skills.
The rest of the day we could just go have fun and ski or snowboard which ever you preferred. Every year I would just sit in the lodge and watch everyone else because I was too embarrassed to let anyone know I didn’t know how to ski or snowboard. In December of 2010 I decided that I wanted to learn how to snowboard since it would be my final winter there and I wanted to snowboard at least once before I left. It was Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 I asked a good friend of mine Ty “Dude you wanna go hit The Hill”, that’s what we called Dry Hill. “You know it, just let me text the wife see if she is cool with it” he said.
A team formed of college kids represented the U.S. at the 1980 Olympics. They seemingly did not stand a chance against the Soviet team. Led by their ambitious coach, Herb Brooks, the team was able to overcome a 3-2 deficit in the third period and they defeated their Cold War rivals. Mike Eruzione scored the winning goal. He never played in an NHL game before, which makes the victory even more miraculous.
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
Amir is firstly perceived in the novel as a young innocent Afghanistan boy, who enjoys playing with his servant friend, Hassan. Although their friendship is very strong, Amir was definitely the more powerful of the two boys, persuading Hassan “into firing walnuts with his slingshot at the neighbor’s one-eyed German shepherd” This friendship was very strong, it seemed almost unbreakable until the day of the huge kite tournament, in the winter of 1975. Amir won the tournament, whilst he was in the midst of celebrating he looked up at his father “and that right there was the single greatest moment of [his] twelve years of life, seeing Baba on that roof proud of [him] at last.” Just to signify Hassan’s loyalty and love towards Amir, Hassan runs the kite and says to Amir Jan, “for you, a thousand times over” and keep that promise he did. Hassan was beaten and raped just so he could return the Kite that rightfully belonged to Amir. Amir saw this event take place, “[he] could [of] [stepped] into that alley, and [stood] up for Hassan-the way he’d stood up for [Amir] all those times in the past… or [he] could run.
When we hear this name we think of a wise, extraordinary, gentle man. Dan Millian appropriately uses this name for his remarkable teacher in this autobiographical story, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, which is the first book of The Peaceful Warrior Saga by Dan Millman. This book tells a life changing story about the journey of young man named Dan Millman, a gymnast in his first year at UC Berkley. One night instead of tossing and turning in bed, Dan decides to take a run to the nearby gas station to get something to eat. This was probably the most important and life changing decision Dan has made in his entire life.
Early Life James Eugene Carrey also known as Jim Carrey is son of Percy, an accountant, and Kathleen, a housewife. Carrey was born in Ontario Canada on the 17th January1962. He has three siblings and is the youngest of them all. Jim liked to perform comedy routine s for his parents and family. When Carrey was in junior high school, his teachers quelled his bad behavior by letting him share some of his comedy routines with the class.
He is smart and earns good grades. He earned a 4.0 his freshmen year and we were sincerely proud of him. c. He is caring. On Christmas Eve, he went out with his dad to Berkeley and clothed some homeless men and bought food for them. d. He is very friendly to others.