His mother swears this story is true: When Alexander Ovechkin was a 2-year-old toddler, she brought him to a toy store. Those were the dwindling days of the Soviet Union, when stores didn't have as much as today. But they had toy hockey sticks and they had toy helmets and little Sasha, as he is called, waddled right over to them and wouldn't let go.
Among the new games this year are Hay Fever (teams of three take turns stacking hay bales into a pyramid), the Got Milk? Splash Contest (one person uses a water gun to shoot milk to a partner, who catches it in a half-gallon carton) and the Cream Cheese Shoot Out (participants use a toy hockey stick to shoot cream cheese containers at a goal “guarded” by three cow cutouts).