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. During the 1977-78 season with the Greyhounds he compiled 182 points, with 70 goals and 112 assists in 64 games. After years of building a legacy and setting records in different uniforms was a common theme for “The great one”. Many days and countless hours and hard work led to Wayne’s success. Wayne Gretzky started skating at just three years old in the hockey rink his father built in their back yard.
Jonathan Gold Susan Yingling Engl1113_W02_079138 2 April 2012 The New Face of Hockey Hockey is a sport that has been believed to have been played as far back as 2000 B.C. There are 4,000 year old carvings found of teams playing a game that extremely resembles hockey with the use of sticks and an unknown type of projectile. Since then, we have seen signs of hockey being played throughout the times all over the globe. Over time, the sport has gotten more organized, but progressively more dangerous as the new rules and styles have developed. Hockey has taken many shapes, from field hockey to ice hockey, even to underwater hockey.
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. In his 10 years of playing so far, Sidney Crosby seems to be on par with Gretzky. Comparing their playing styles, both athletes are very similar in terms of their game sense, vision on the ice, and individual skill. Crosby and Gretzky played hockey in different decades; they are both the dominant players of their generation, but for Crosby’s accomplishments and lasting influence to match Gretzky’s, he will have to wait for the judgment of time. In 2013, the game of hockey looks drastically different than it did in the early 1980’s.
Each mall contained an Eaton's store, or was in close proximity to an Eaton's store, and typically the mall itself carried the "Eaton Centre" name.” Eaton centre became Canada's dominate retailer, and its founder Timothy Eaton was one of the most well known people of time. Eaton's had a catalogue that was distributed around town to show there product and as Eaton centre grew and got bigger so did their catalogue and products.After seeing all the success that Timothy Eaton had other retailers tried to do the same. In the year 1907 Timothy Eaton sadly passed away, and the company “was succeeded by John Craig Eaton as President of the T. Eaton Co. Limited. The company’s success continued under Timothy’s heir.” John tried his best to keep the company running and stable just like Timothy Eaton, but as time went on and the demands of the economy changed John had to keep up. By the 1970s Eaton's was losing money because of their catalogue.
He was an NHL Hall of Famer. Wayne Gretzky started skating at age 2 and by the time he was 6 he was regularly playing with the older boys. He played his first full NHL season in 1979-80 for the Edmonton Oilers. Over the next two decades, he dominated the sport of hockey, setting a host of league records. Wayne Gretzky retired in 1999 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame that same year.
The National Hockey League is one of the most premiere and elite sports leagues in the world, and one of the most misunderstood. The NHL was founded in 1917 and was comprised of teams from Ontario, Quebec, the Great Lakes region, and the Northeastern United States. The league was still being established up until the year 1942, when the era of the Original Six began. This era is when the NHL first started to get recognized, and the same time that the most prestigious award in hockey, the Stanley Cup, was brought into the sport. 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.
history 0f snowmachines Did you Know that man had mastered flight before he mastered over the snow travel (Taylor)? The challenge of transporting people and goods across snow is what pushed the invention of the snowmobile, but before the snowmobile they made a modified model t ford with tracks on the back tires and skis latched onto the front, Canada had an advanced model of the model t snow rover theirs had two wheels in the back and they replaced the front tires with skis. (“snowmobile”). When the first snowmobile ever was made is questionable, however we do know that the first marketed and patented snowmobile was built in 1917, and it was ten feet long with a big sled type trailer thing to pull logs it was hard of steering and it had a habit of sinking through the snow, as you probably already know the modern day snowmobile has skis in the front to provide steering with a track which was made of rubber (now its made out of kevlar) in the back to provide power. (“snowmobile”) The first patent was by Carl J. Eliason, and it came out in 1927, and was made out of recycled bike parts, skis and a small engine.
“A good hockey player plays where the puck is, a great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” “The Great One”, known as Wayne Douglas Gretzky, was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario on January 26, 1961. Gretzky is generally regarded as the best player in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL), all by setting and breaking numerous records. Wayne Gretzky’s status as the greatest hockey player ever as well as one of the most giving athletes in the world has made him a great Canadian. Gretzky’s numerous feats include forty regular-season records, fifteen playoff records, and six All-Star records (Gretzky NHL Records). He’s also a competitor and leader for Canada internationally by winning multiple medals in the World Championship, Canada Cup, and World Cup.
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.
According to Gladwell’s theory; success comes with the right circumstances and opportunities. In the book “outliers”, Gladwell writes about the Canadian hockey players who were born in the earlier part of the year will be more successful than the rest. The research and the experience show that the best hockey players were not born with their innate athletic ability. For example, here is the roster of the 2007 Czech Junior hockey team at the world championships shows that 50% of the hockey players were born in January, February, and March; the best hockey players based on the month which they were born. Kids who are born in the early part of the year will get more opportunities to work on their athletic skills.