R.I.P. Mr. Hockey
Another Legend gone. Gordie Howe has passed away at 88 years old.
Mr. Hockey’ scored 801 goals, and won the Stanley Cup four times in his 26-year NHL career. I think Bobby Orr has the right words about Gordie for today…as written in the foreword of his story. My boyfriend is a Red Wings fan so I bought him this book last year:
Read more about Mr. Hockey from the CBC.
For the 5 @ 5 today, we’re going to focus on #9 for Gordie Howe. Request any track #9 off from one of your favourite FM96 artists.
Do it or Dunzo for London Lightning
It’s do it or die for the London Lightning tonight for the last home game of the season at Budweiser Gardens. Halifax is leading the series 3-1 heading into Game 5 and Game 4 was so tight, Akeem Scott had a free throw with 4 seconds left in the game, London took a ONE point lead but Halifax came right back with 2.2 seconds left on the clock.
San Jose Sharks Comeback!
Speaking of comebacks, The San Jose Sharks did something that an NHL team hasn’t done since the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs last night with a 4-2 win in their Game 5 against the Penguins.
The Toronto Maple Leafs fashioned a magical rally in 1942, not only coming back from a 3-1 deficit against the Detroit Red Wings, but a 3-0 hole to win their second Stanley Cup.
The Maple Leafs battled injuries for much of the 1941-42 season; four of their best players — Don Metz, Wally Stanowski, Syl Apps and Nick Metz — were sidelined for a combined 53 games, others on the roster playing hurt.
Still, Toronto cobbled together a bit of a run near season’s end to finish second in the 48-game schedule with 57 points, three back of the New York Rangers and one ahead of the Boston Bruins.
The penguins now lead the series 3-2 with Game 6 scheduled for Sunday, home ice advantage for the Sharks.
Purple in the Park @ Labatt Park for Majors vs. Bandits
Tonight is the annual Purple in the Park fundraiser down at Labatt Park with the London Majors in support of the London Abused Womens Centre. First pitch is 7:35pm and wear purple if you’re heading to the game, we play the Burlington Bandits.