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Wayne Gretzky Interviewed at Age 16 Wayne Gretzky was a well known figure in hockey circles in Canada when he was a preteen. As an eight-year-old in Brantford, ON he was competing against 11-year-olds on travel teams. This interview was conducted during the 1977-78 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship tournament in Canada in which a soon-to-be-17-year-old Gretzky was starring on the Canadian team. Despite Gretzky's confident prediction, Canada finished third in the tourney. The smooth-voiced Bill Stephenson is the easygoing interviewer. He was a familiar Canadian radio announcer for many years.
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Added: 22nd June 2015
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Posted by: Lava1964 on 2015-06-22 
I first heard about Wayne Gretzky when he was 11 years old when I was watching my cousin play hockey in a local arena. I overheard an adult in the crowd tell another that he was driving to Brantford later that day 'to watch some 11-year-old kid make a bunch of 14-year-olds look stupid.' Later that same year another one of my cousin's teams lost to Gretzky's team 12-1. Gretzky scored 11 goals.

I've met Wayne's father, Walter, twice. In Canada Walter is almost as famous as Wayne. I was shocked on two later occasions (when I saw Walter at a McDonald's and at a Tim Hortons). Both times he approached me and asked me how I was doing! I got some surprised looks from other patrons.
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