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(Who Was?) torrenting ᦛ Kindle By Gail Herman ᧋ Gail Herman has written several biographies for young readers, including Who Was Davy Crockett and Who Was Jackie RobinsonWho Is Wayne Gretzky Fifty in fifty That means scoring fifty goals in fifty hockey games Maurice The Rocket Richard, of the Montreal Canadiens, was the first National Hockey League player to do it, in the 19441945 season Ten years passed Twenty Thirty It seemed no other hockey player could pull off the feat Finally New York Islander Mike Bossy tied the record thirty six years later How much time would pass before someone else scored fifty goals in fifty games One season later, Wayne Gretzky, just twenty years old, skated onto the ice The place Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Canada The date December 30, 1981 Wayne was the center for the Edmonton Oilers He was about to face off against the Philadelphia Flyers It had been an amazing season for Wayne By the thirteenth game, he had thirteen goals After thirty five games, he had thirty eight goals And after thirty eight games He had a whopping forty five Now he was ready for game thirty nine No oneeverhad scored fifty goals in less than fifty games Just five goals and Wayne would do it On this gusty winter day, Wayne felt lucky Somehow he knew hed scoreand score big In the first period he scored two goals, one right after the other By the end of the second period, he scored again for a hat trick three goals altogether Five minutes into the third period, Wayne slid the puck around a rushing defender He shot, lifting the puck high in the air He scored His fourth goal of the game Now Wayne had forty nine goals Could he make it fifty With ten minutes left, Wayne shot and shot again Each one was stopped by the Flyers goalie Only seconds remained The game was close Oilers, 6 Flyers, 5 Philadelphia pulled its goalie off the ice An offensive player skated out, to try to tie the game It was a risk Philadelphia left their net wide open Wayne took off down the ice Grant Fuhr, the Oilers goalie, pushed the puck to right wing Glenn Anderson Pass it to me Wayne shouted from the Flyers zone Three seconds were left on the clock Wayne got the puck A defender charged Two seconds left Wayne zipped around the Flyer He shot Goal Wayne had done it Fifty goals in only thirty nine games Teammates mobbed Wayne The hometown crowd went crazy Wayne Gretzky didnt just break the record He destroyed it By game fifty, he had sixty one goals And by the end of the season, Wayne scored ninety two goals in eighty games for another record Wayne would go on to break or tie than sixty records Most goals in a season and most goals in a career Most assists in a season and most assists in a career Most career points In hockey, players earn a point for each goal or assist If you only counted Waynes assists, hed still have the most points of any player Ever Wayne retired in 1999 He hasnt played for years Yet many of his records still standincluding fifty goals in thirty nine games He probably holds the record for holding the most records of any professional athlete Wayne wasnt the biggest or fastest or strongest But the way he playedhis style and smartswould change the game Wayne Douglas Gretzky was a different kind of hockey player, almost from the time he could walk Chapter 1 Growing Up Gretzky In Canada, hockey is THE sport When Canadian children dream of being a pro athlete, most dont think of baseball or football They dream of hockey, and playing for glory in the National Hockey League Its said Canadian children grow up on skates Wayne Gretzky did He started skating when he learned to walk Wayne was born on January 26, 1961, in Brantford, a small city in the province of Ontario, Canada In Brantford, it snows for almost half the year Theres lots of time to skate outdoors When Wayne was two, his dad bought him his first pair of skates Walter Gretzky strapped them on for little Wayne Together, they stepped onto the frozen Nith River Walter helped Wayne slide along the ice According to Walter, Hed never ever been on skates before I put him on the ice He literally skated Just skated And thats where it all beganon the river running right past the Gretzky family farm Walter Gretzky had grown up on the farm, outside town He too grew up playing hockey He met Waynes mom, Phyllis, when he was a teenager Phyllis went to the games he played And Walter watched Phyllis play softball Sports were always a part of their lives The two married in 1960, and moved to a small house in Brantford The city is known as the birthplace of the telephone Its where Alexander Graham Bell worked on his landmark invention The first telephone factory was built there, too Phones were big business And many people worked for Bell Canada Walter was a lineman for the company In 1961, Walter was working above a manhole A phone cable had caught, and Walter was trying to loosen it He pulled Suddenly, a heavy frame flew out of the manhole It hit Walter on the head, cracking his helmet The next thing he knew, he was lying facedown on the street Everything was spinning He had a fractured skull The accident left Walter deaf in one ear He had constant headaches But Walter Gretzky didnt let that stop him How could he He and Phyllis had a growing family After Wayne, Walter and Phyllis had four children Kim, Keith, Brent, and Glen On weekends, theyd all troop out to the family farm to visit their grandparents Every Sunday after church, Grandma Gretzky made a huge dinner She was born in Poland So she served traditional Polish food like pierogi, a kind of dumpling And every Saturday night, from the time Wayne was little, the family gathered around the TV They watched a show called Hockey Night in Canada While the TV was on, Wayne and Grandma had their own face off Grandma, the goalie, sat in a chair Toddler Wayne skated across the floor, shoeless Using a tiny hockey stick, hed shoot a rubber ball or rolled up sock between Grandmas legs Wayne was hooked on hockey In town, Walter took Wayne to park rinks Wayne never wanted to leave Poor Walter waited for hours in the freezing cold When Wayne was four, Walter had an idea Hed turn their backyard into a skating rink First he cut the grass very short Then he turned on the sprinkler He let it run all night long In the morning, the ground was covered in a layer of ice It was a rink Now Walter could sit in his warm kitchen and watch Wayne out the window The family called it Wally Coliseum Wayne wanted to learn everything about playing hockey So Walter set up empty detergent bottles He taught Wayne to weave around them He ran through drills Go where the puck is going, he told Wayne again and again Not where its been Sometimes Wayne used a tennis ball instead of a puck It taught him control But Wayne wanted to play in real games He begged his father to find him a team Wayne was too young, his parents thought He was only five Back then, players had to be at least ten But Wayne kept begging So his parents tried to sign him up for the Brantford Atom league team They were turned away Wayne didnt give up He kept practicing And he kept after his parents The next year Wayne turned six This time, he was allowed to try out Wayne was smalleven for his age But all those drills paid off His skills made him stand out And he made the team John Wayne on DVD and Blu ray A Filmography Louis B Mayer said that John had an endless face he can go forever Appearing in films than any major star, the legacy of continues with popularity WESTERN MOVIES FREE ONLINE Westerns Web Wonderful westerns full cowboy boots, old west, big hats, spurs saddles Marion Mitchell Morrison born Robert May , June better known by his stage name Wayne, was American film actor, director producerBelow is a wonderful video Wayne County Oakland Homes for Sale, Michigan The Perna Team helps buy sell Michigan homes sale Explore communities view real estate listings finest today supercoach being managed out club Credit AAP I thought 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