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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:59 am
 


Apparently Evil Knievel aspired to be a pro-hockey player early in his life...

http://ihockey.blogspot.com/2007/12/eve ... ction.html

He even was also engaged in a bizarre WHA shootout against the Toronto Toros Les Binkley...

http://markwilland.typepad.com/whablog/ ... -toro.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evel_Knievel

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Shortly after getting married, Knievel (may have) left Butte to play minor pro hockey, joining the Charlotte Clippers of the Eastern Hockey League in 1959.[4] (hockeydb.com has no record of this.)[5][6] Realizing that he wasn't talented enough to make it into the National Hockey League and that the real money in sports was made by owning a team, Knievel returned to Butte and started the Butte Bombers, a semi-pro hockey team. To help promote his team and earn some money, he convinced the 1960 Olympic Czechoslovakian hockey team to play the Butte Bombers in a warm-up game to the Olympics. Knievel was ejected from the game minutes into the third period and left the stadium. When the Czechoslovakian officials went to the box office to collect the expense money the team was promised, workers discovered the game receipts had been stolen. The U.S. Olympic Committee wound up paying the Czechoslovakian team's expenses to avoid an international incident.



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