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Friday, December 19, 2008

John Part sets out to conquer the world for fourth time

John Part earned £100,000 in one evening last year when lifting his third world title, but the next day he returned to relative anonymity in his native Canada.

About the only place that the studious and reflective player is regularly recognised is the Hunter’s Horn, a Toronto pub in which an autographed photo of the Maple Leafs captain hangs above the toilet, but a tribute to Part’s triumph greets people as they enter. In a country crazy about ice hockey, the locals are more interested in the junior hockey world championship than any other sport. “Not many people even woke up when I won,” he said, in jest. “It would be like trying to eclipse football in England. It just won’t happen.” (full article...)

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