Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wayne Gretzky, Ice-Hockey Greatest Player of All Time, Was Born

Wayne Douglas Gretzky, (born January 26, 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player. Best known for his NHL records for points (2,857), goals (894), and assists (1,963).

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Science Fair Project Information
Title: The Slingshot: Improving the Modern Hockey Stick
Subject: Sports Engineering
Grade level: Middle School, Grades 7-9
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Medium
Awards: 1st place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (2008)
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (VSF)
Year: 2008
Description: The purpose of this project is to investigate the relationship between the weight distributions within a hockey stick’s shaft and the energy that the stick can generate when used. In order to test hockey sticks, in this respect, a pendulum mechanizm was constructed.
Link: http://www.odec.ca/projects/2008/chon8n2/

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