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Wayne Gretzky A Phenomenon What makes one athlete a superstar and another average How can one person go on to rewrite record books while another whose love of the game is just as intense must settle for a view from the sidelines That has never been determined but Wayne Gretzky has shown that the environment in which he grew up his athletic ability attitude determination and passions paved the road for Number 99 to become one of the greatest and influential athletes of the 20th century The environment in which Wayne grew up was nothing out of the ordinary He lived in his familys modest three-bedroom home on Varardi Street in Brantford with his parents Walter and Phyllis Gretzky and his three brothers Keith Glen and Brent and his only sister Kim Wayne manifested an uncommon love for the game and Walter gave that love exceptional time and attention Walter didnt push Wayne into hockey-he didnt have to push me I loved it said Wayne-but he did everything to support his sons passion Wayne began skating at age two on the Nith River near his grandparents farm just outside of Brantford Ontario Family home movies show Wayne at about age five stickhandling through a lean course of rubber cones set up by his father Walter also installed floodlights over the backyard rink so Wayne could play at night and often would stay out skating with his son long after the neighborhood kids had gone home Dont go where the puck was go where the puck is going to be was the chant most commonly repeated by Gretzkys father an amateur hockey player whose understanding of the game far surpassed his modest physical skills Waynes supernatural anticipation about where the puck was going was acquired by his undivided attention to Saturday nights watching Hockey Night in Canada He would continually trace the path of the puck on a piece of cardboard
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