Originally Posted by Chunkaway
I'm an avid hockey player. I grew up playing baseball and football, and I really didn't know anything about hockey until Gretzky came to L.A. (I grew up in Southern California.) Even then I didn't go to a game or watch a game on tv until a friend gave me a free ticket to a minor league game in the area. I went and was immediately hooked.
I learned how to skate a few months later (well, I actually took lessons for about a year) and I have been playing hockey ever since.
Gretzky influenced a lot of people to play hockey...My son attended gretz hockey camps for years......We played in the back yard until the rain came