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Ontario Sports Trivia
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Ontario boasts more professional sports teams than any other Canadian province. The history of sports in Canada's largest province is long and filled with interesting, amazing, weird and funny stories from hockey to tug-of-war:

* Ottawa-born Frank McGee played hockey with only one good eye but still managed to score 14 goals in one Stanley Cup game

* Although it sounds improbable, a Canadian soccer team from Galt won Olympic Gold in 1904

* Governor General of Canada Earl Grey donated the Grey Cup in 1909, but the Hamilton Tiger Seniors actually won the Grey Cup in 1908

* The Lord's Day Act forbidding sports to be played on Sundays was put into effect in 1907 in order to keep the curlers in church

* In 1947, a miracle saved the Grey Cup from being destroyed in a fire at the Argos head office--it tumbled from a shelf and got hooked on a nail, saving it from the inferno below

* The Death Spiral, a common manoeuver in pairs figure skating, was invented by two skaters from Ontario, Suzanne Morrow and Wallace Diestelmeyer

* In the history of the NBA, only 17 players have ever hailed from Canada--Rick Fox and Jamaal Magloire are two of the six Ontario-born players to make it to the big leagues

* Golfer George Lyon won Canada's first and last Olympic gold medal in the sport of golf; after receiving the medal at the ceremony, he celebrated by walking on his hands across the stage.

Price: Canada $14.95    U.S.A. $14.95
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-897277-72-0
ISBN-10: 1-897277-72-5
Page Count: 224
Dimensions: 5.25" x 8.25"