Category Archives: Joe Sakic

If You’ve Got Hockey Withdrawal…

I found a really interesting article while I was researching Joe Sakic.  It’s about a bus crash that Joe himself was involved in while playing junior hockey for the Swift Current Broncos.  Check  it out:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=swiftcurrent&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1

Also, I learned a few things about Joe Sakic that I never knew before.  One, is that his parents are from Croatia (in eastern Europe if you don’t know your geography).  Joe grew up speaking Croation and didn’t learn the English language until he was five.  This is part of the reason he’s such a quiet guy.  He also had a brother named Brian who never acheived the success that Joe did.  It’s funny how a lot of the greats had brothers no one really heard about (Gretzky, Lemieux etc.)

That’s all I got for now. 🙂

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