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Such an achievement has never been recorded before. But there are more unusual things about the team. Tom Lysiak became the first player since Bobby Clarke to lead the league in scoring for two consecutive years. Boyd Anderson scored a record five goals in three minutes and seven seconds. For the first time in the West two of the top four NHL draft choices were from one team.
But I feel that the accomplishment of greatest human interest is that of the Gassoff brothers, Bob, Ken and Brad, who all played regularly with the Tigers. This is pretty unusual. Three brothers have never before played for a junior team at the same time. This year Bob will probably be playing with the St. Louis Blues, but a fourth brother, Gary, is in the Tigers' training camp, and many believe he will be the best of the lot.
I think your readers would be very interested in hearing about the Gassoff brothers. They are all scrappers, hard-nosed hockey players and, as you would find out upon interviewing them, sincere and dedicated young men.
The statue, actually erected by the limestone industry, is closer to 10 feet than 30. It has been removed from the bluff overlooking the highway between Oolitic and Bedford and relocated in the small Fraternal Order of Police Park on the outskirts of Bedford.
Even worse than the neglect this once revered hero suffers is the fact that vandals have accomplished what none of his opponents in the ring ever could—they have broken his nose and knocked off parts of both ears. What a tragic comedown for the greatest sports hero of the funnies.