Thursday, September 15, 2011


Mask Honours His Teammates

September 15, 2011

From: Regina Pats Web Site -

What a Contribute - Thanks Josh

Throughout his hockey career, Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding has had many different teammates. Among those who Harding has shared a locker room with are Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Pavol Demitra.

Harding played with Rypien from 2001-04, while both were members of the WHL’s Regina Pats. As for Boogaard and Demitra, they have both spent time with the Minnesota Wild while Harding was a backup there (he still is). However, playing on a team with Josh Harding isn’t the only thing that Rypien, Boogaard and Demitra have in common. Unfortunately, all three of these men passed away during the summer of 2011.

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