Wayne Gretzky scored his 802nd goal March 23, 1994, breaking Gordie Howe’s record. Gretzky scored against Kirk McLean in a game against the Vancouver Canucks at the Forum. I remember it like it was yesterday. What about you?
With the Kings and Penguins readying for the puck drop in Pittsburgh, a small note to pass along on Trevor Gretzky …
Wayne’s baseball-playing son, a first baseman for Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, will play Saturday in the fifth annual Southern California Invitational Showcase at Compton College. The event, held by the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau at the MLB Urban Youth Academy, will also feature Palm Desert High School third baseman/right fielder Ryan Garvey (son of Steve).
Several recent first-round draft picks have attended the event in its first five years. Trevor Gretzky, a senior, hit .341 with two home runs and 33 RBI as a junior for Oaks Christian.