Wayne Gretzky Essay

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  • Gordie Howe And Wayne Gretzky

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    Both Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky have been very influential to the NHL and to the world. But which is more influential than the other. Gordie Howe grew up in a hard working family with little money. Growing up had had to battle through adversity on numerous occasions, including being cut from the first travel hockey team he tried out for. He went from not being good enough to make a kids team to arguably being the best player ever. Wayne Gretzky throughout his whole life was a talented hockey player

  • Wayne Gretzky Research Paper

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    Canadian hockey players out there. One of them is Wayne Gretzky. Former National Hockey League (NHL) star Wayne Douglas Gretzky, was born on January 26th, 1961 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Gretzky was only two years, ten months when he skated on ice for the very first time. Playing hockey first in his backyard, than on minor teams, finally the NHL, and now a legend, defines him as a legendary hockey player. There are many reasons as to why Gretzky was known as “The Great One.” His goals, assists

  • Essay about Wayne Gretzky

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    Wayne Gretzky Not many people can argue that Wayne Gretzky dominated the game every time he stepped on the ice. No player is rewarded the name, "The Great One", for no reason, and he has proven that since his first year in the NHL. Wayne Gretzky is by far

  • Leadership : The Best Hockey Player Of All Time

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    well as the world famous Mr. Wayne Gretzky. Wayne Gretzky is a former National League Hockey (NHL) all-star and International hockey star. Many say he is the best hockey player of all time. He was the

  • The Hockey Players Of Gretzky

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    From the moment Wayne Gretzky strapped on his first pair of skates at the age of two, he has been known as one of the best players ever to play in the National Hockey League and is known worldwide. Like many other professional hockey players, Gretzky was born in Canada, Ontario, Canada on January 26, 1961. At six years old, he was already playing hockey with older kids and when he played in peewee, he dominated. His final year of peewee, he scored an astonishing 378 goals. As Gretzky grew up, he continued

  • The Sports Career of Wayne Getzky

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    Hockey sensation and legend Wayne Gretzky made it big the year he was sold to the Edmonton Oilers during the year of 1979. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada on January 26, 1961 Gretzky started playing hockey at the age of 6 for a local team. Up until the age of 19 he was playing for higher levels of hockey teams with older boys. As a dominant and competitive player at 15 years old he was playing with Peterborough Petes of the Hockey Association then moved on to playing for World Junior Championships

  • Persuasive Speech About Interview

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    the all you can eat Eric buffet, “Hockey Legend Wayne Gretzky” skated up and iced the undead and used the phrase, “you need to cool down”. Hold up let’s just take a moment to recognize that Wayne Gretzky was introduced into my life like he is coming onto a 90’s sitcom. “Wait hold on”, I say “there wasn’t even ice here a minute ago, It’s July”. “Don’t worry about it” he replied “ hold onto my jersey”. Well I wasn’t expecting to be pulled by Wayne Gretzky down the streets of Manhattan but then again

  • Essay on Ice Hockey

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    Ice Hockey I. History      Around 1820 the sport started to catch on among the visitors to the frozen lakes. People had played field hockey and another game in Europe for years, but this new version of the old sport required that it’s players put on skates. Using metal blades that could be strapped to their boots, the players would cut branches from trees to use as sticks; for pucks they would use round pieces of cork or wooden balls. In the 1870s, each team was made up of nine players skating

  • Hockey Is A Unifying Force

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    Maurice “Rocket” Richard was one of the greatest hockey players to play in the National Hockey League. He was ranked 5th behind greats like Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr by The Hockey News. Maurice got the 5th place honour due to his ability to put the puck in the back of the net. He was one of the greatest goal scorers in the history of the game. He was the first player

  • The Man Of The River

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    The Man in the River As I reach the middle of the pedestrian crossing on the east side of Wayne Gretzky drive, I come to a dead halt. I stand on the bottom of the beige guard railing; pressing my chest against it as I hang my head down towards the North Saskatchewan. My shoulders feel the heat of summer in the black shirt I stupidly decided to wear. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky on this sunny day as the sky gave a bluer than usual tinge to the otherwise murky waters. The wind blew humid and strong