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The last time the World Junior Hockey Championship was played in Montreal was 1977-78, when a 16-year-old Wayne Gretzky was in the spotlight.
Veteran broadcaster Ron Reusch handled the TV play-by-play for that tournament, which wasn’t the big event back then that it has since become in Canada. 533 more words
Bobby Hull came late to the Gala Hat Festival and I don’t mean merely tardy: two-and-a-half hours the hat-people waited for him to show. I’m guessing there was some agitation over that, kvetching and snide remarks, maybe even some walk-outs among the hat community, who must have wondered (many of them) why they needed to be kowtowing to hockey players in the first place. 800 more words
The last time the World Junior Hockey Championship was played in Montreal, the spotlight was on a 16-year-old named Wayne Gretzky.
The future Great One, with pimples on his face and weighing about 150 pounds, finished the 1978 tournament with eight goals and nine assists in six games and was named the outstanding forward. 1,037 more words
If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for the hockey fan in your life, may I suggest It’s Our Game: Celebrating 100 Years of Hockey Canada (Viking $39.95). 483 more words
SASKATOON — Gordie Howe’s kids are telling his sister back home in Saskatoon that the Hockey Hall of Famer “is kicking ass” as he recovers from a series of strokes. 523 more words