Strange But True: I Dare You!

One of the toughest players in the early days of hockey was a man named Art Ross, who became a star just after the turn of the century. Ross didn’t hesitate to battle a whole hockey team if he had to.

Because of penalties most of Ross’s team was off the ice. Only he was left along with goalie Riley Hern. At the face-off Ross smacked his opponent across the hand with his stick, breaking the poor guy’s thumb. Then he stepped back with a snarl, raised his stick, and stood over the puck, daring anybody to come and get it. Nobody did.

From The Giant Book of More Strange But True Sports Stories by Howard Liss. Illustrations by Joe Mathieu.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Ross

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