On the scoresheet, Jim Montgomery was the best player that night.

He had just been the last player cut from the elite team in Montreal. Montgomery was sent down to the second-level team and scored three goals. His hat trick was the difference as his team won that night’s game, and everyone was happy for the young forward.

That was what he thought, at least, until he got in his parents’ car.

“I remember we were sitting in the car, we were sitting in the back seat and my husband turned to Jim and started telling him about how he really played that night,” Dorothy Montgomery recalls.

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