One of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had was getting to meet Metro Prystai. In my endeavour to do an audio history of the Melville Millionaires, I was introduced to “Marvellous Metro,” that was his nickname when he played hockey for the Moose Jaw Canucks.
At the time, I didn’t have a clue who Metro Prystai was. All of that changed as I got to interview Metro and eventually write his biography. One of Metro’s old team mates was hockey hall of famer Bert Olmstead. Bert corrected me one time when I suggested to him that Metro was one of the top junior player’s of his day; Bert said “No, he wasn’t one of the top, he was the top.”
In today’s episode, you will hear the first and fifth chapters from the audiobook biography of the late Metro Prystai. Which includes
which saw the Detroit Red Wings sweep their opponents in the playoffs. That was coincidentally the first time an octopus was thrown onto the ice in Detroit. Eight straight wins – eight tentacles.
You’ll also hear hear about the many run-ins that a young Metro Prystai would have with the gangsters of Chicago. I encourage you to get the rest of the audiobook version. It’s available as a “pay-what-you-want,” version. No donation is too small. Accept this opportunity to get to know one of the greatest guys who has ever played the game.
Links: The Metro Prystai Story