Friday, January 31, 2003

The Next Gretz?

Last Friday, we had the pleasure of watching fifteen year old phenom Sydney Crosby play hockey. Crosby is from Nova Scotia and has been widely hailed as the next Gretzky. This season he is playing for Shattuck St. Mary's --a prep school in Faribault, Minnesota--and they were facing Benidle-St. Margaret's high school which has emerged in recent years as a powerhouse.

Crosby did not disappoint as he tallied five points in leading his team to a 7-2 victory. When we arrived at the game we didn't know which number he wore but within five minutes it was apparent that #9 was by far the best player on the ice. Perhaps even more impressive than his five points were a couple of passes he made including a back handed cross ice saucer pass that had NHL written all over it. Remember this kid's name. You might be hearing it a lot in the future.

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