1906Re: Evel Knievel: Pro Hockey Player?
- Jun 23, 1999
>From: GEORGE LLOYD <gjlhome@...>to be exact.
>> I came across something very interesting last night. According to the
>> Evel Knievel web site, before he was jumping cars and breaking bones, he
>> was a minor league hockey player, in 1959 with the EHL Charlotte Clippers
>Now this blurb which was posted on the list a long time ago makes more
>I've seen a picture of him on ice with a Seattle Americans jersy on
>when he had a tryout with the team back in the 50's. I don't think he
>actually played any league games but he may have played in exibition
sense. I don't feel so sorry for Les Binkley now:
From "60 Years of Hockey" by Brian McFarlane, pg.240 (McGraw-Hill-Ryerson
"Late in the season daredevil Evil Knievel donned skates for a publicity
stunt at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Knievel pocketed $10,000 when he
beat Toro's goalie Les Binkley on two out of four penalty shots between
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