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.
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.
They play their home games at the Pepsi Centre. The team changed their uniform a total of six times before the year 2010. Now, their team colors are powder blue, gold, white, and navy blue. Carmelo Anthony, who was drafted in 2003, is currently the team’s best player. Since he was drafted, the Nuggets have not missed the playoffs, and have won the division title twice.
Zdeno Chara, one of the best defensemen in the game today, shattered the record for hardest shot in the past three years, recording a 108.8 MPH slap shot at the 2012 NHL All Star Game. The evidence doesn’t lie as we saw a record breaking all-star game this year, where both teams combined for 29 goals in one game. This goes to show that the innovations made to equipment such as the stick has allowed players to become even better at scoring. Although the stick is seen to be the most innovated piece of equipment throughout hockey history, skates are not far behind. Stability and stride length must have improved exponentially with the changes to the skate and advances that have been
Their starting line up consists of two seniors, two juniors, and one sophomore, all who were part of the championship team last year. This experienced combination of players will be a lethal hit to any team that is in their way. Russ Smith is the driving force that propels this team. He has all the skills it takes to keep the team together and has helped amass such a great run at the end of their season, with a 42-point outbreak against Houston two weeks earlier. The Louisville Cardinals are not going down this year; they will fly all the way to the top.
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?
2010 • WestJet is named to the corporate cultures hall of fame after five straight years of being selected as one of Canada’s most admired corporate cultures by Waterstone Human Capital. • • The WestJet RBC MasterCard and the WestJet Frequent Guest Program are launched. In 15 years, WestJet grows from three aircraft, five destinations and 220 employees to 91 aircraft, 71 destinations and more than 8,000 WestJetters. 2004 • WestJet begins transborder service to seven U.S. cities. • • WestJet announces its third stock split.
National Hockey League Players Association | Research Paper | Juan Carlos Orduna | 27/11/2012 | | Brief History In 1917 the National Hockey League was born, thirty teams formed this multi-billion dollar industry and they competed to win the Stanley Cup annually. In the 1957-1958 41st season, National Hockey League players Ted Lindsay from the Detroit Red Wings and Doug Harvey of the Montreal Canadiens formed the first attempt to create a players labor association called the “National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA). The attempt was formed because the league refused to offer financial information between players and then the NHL was sued over the issue of players’ pensions. The National Hockey League was decided not
Shaun White. That name personifies the snowboarding world. At the age of five he was described as a snowboarding prodigy. Already winning amateur championships and semi pro championships. Shaun White is in a class of his own sweeping the winter X-Games and Olympics for years on end in first place.
BU athletic teams compete in the America East, Hockey East, and Colonial Athletic Association conferences, and their mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. Boston University is well known for men's hockey, in which it has won five national championships, most recently in 2009. Boston University's housing system is the nation's 10th largest among four year colleges. BU was originally a commuter school, but the university now guarantees the option of on-campus housing for four years for all undergraduate students. Currently, 76% of the undergraduate population lives on campus.