January 25, 2011
The Year 12 Year Old Gretzky Scored On Everybody - Except Les Binkley
This is a great story.
The picture above comes from the 1973-74 season. Wayne Gretzky (wearing the Brantford jersey), John Rea (wearing the jersey with the "A") and two unidentified players posing with Les Binkley of the WHA's Toronto Toros.
CHUM radio sponsored intermission shootout contests featuring local minor hockey players. On this night these 4 kids would take penalty shots on the old pro Binkley.
Binkley stopped all four attempts, including Gretzky's. The future Great One slammed his stick on the ice in disappointment.