Leathal Weapon: Danny Gare’s Nephew Leath Keeps Carving Out His Path

March 9th, 2010 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
His uncle Danny was a 50-goal man in the NHL. His father Ernie still holds the record for most assists during a game in the BCHL with 9.

Yet Leath Gare, with all his skill and bloodlines, keeps having to carve out his own path in hockey. Something he has been successful in doing so far despite being told time and time again that he was too small.

While playing minor hockey in Vernon, B.C., he watched as players who were less skilled moved up to the Junior "A" and WHL ranks, while he waited for an opportunity.

What he lacked in size, he more than made up for with his great vision and playmaking ability, strong skating stride, and his knack for scoring goals. 

The fact he didn't have BCHL scouts drooling all over him was about as smart as the 2006 Men's Olympic Hockey team not selecting Sidney Crosby.  

Instead, after his minor hockey days came to a halt, Leath ended up playing Junior "B" in the Kootenay International Junior League with the Nelson Leafs, a team where his father Ernie and grandfather Ernie Sr. had also played. 

He tore  ...

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