Ted Beare, former sports editor of The Brantford (Ont.) Expositor, died on Monday at the age of 82. He was the first sportswriter to cover Wayne Gretzky when he was a kid. As a result, Gretzky never forgot it and gave phone calls and messages from Beare top priority throughout his pro career.Here's more from the Brantford Expositor.
January 13, 2011
The Man Who Discovered Gretzky
Hockey Historian Dennis Gibbons at SIHR tells us the man who discovered a young Wayne Gretzky has died.