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Ogilthorpe Short Film Premiering
Saturday January 26th, 2013
- The ficticious character Ogie Ogilthorpe in the movie Slapshot was based on professional hockey player Bill Goldie Goldthorpe
- Goldie Goldthorpe holds the record for most penalty minutes per game as a professional hockey player. 5.84 minutes per game.
- Goldthorpe had 1132 penalty minutes in just 194 professional hockey games.
- 1973-74 in his rookie season with the Syracuse Blazers he had 25 major penalties before Christmas.
- In his rookie season Goldie Goldthorpe had 20 goals and 26 assists and 285 penalty minutes in 55 regular season games plus numerous suspensions.
- He added 5 goals, 8 assists and 50 penalty minutes in 15 playoff games with the Syracuse Blazers before winning the NAHL Championship.
- In his rookie season his Syracuse Blazers won the NAHL Championship.
- After winning the NAHL Championship Goldie Goldethorpe was called up to the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA for the playoffs.
- Goldie Goldthorpe had NHL tryouts with and played exhibition games with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Other facts about Ogilthorpes Life and Hockey career.
- Born on June 20th 1953 in Thunder Bay Ontario
- Regarded as the fiercest enforcer to ever play the game
- In the movie Slapshot the name Ogilthorpe or Ogie is used 21 times in 7 scenes
- Goldie Goldthorpe was cast by Arthur Newman, Paul Newmans brother during a regular season hockey game for the movie Slapshot.
- Goldthorpe was excluded from the Movie due to an unfortunate accidental incident after that game in his teams dressing room.
- Although they used his likeness in the Movie Slapshot Goldie Goldthorpe was never paid anything.
- In his rookie season with Syracuse the play by play announcer was Bob Costas
- Goldie had run ins with many people including Don Cherry and John Brophy
- Goldie Goldthorpe was jailed 38 times in 17 Cities and convicted 25 times
- Goldthorpe was shot once
- Goldthorpe was stabbed once defending a women who was being assaulted by a man.
- In the championship final in his rookie season with the Syracuse Blazers the coach of the opposing Long Island Ducks was John Brophy.
- Goldthorpe was a body builder and won Mr. New Brunswick in 1985