Friday, June 10, 2016

DETROIT: - The man known as Mr. Hockey has died. The Detroit Red Wings say Gordie Howe died today at age 88.

Howe played 32 professional hockey seasons and won the NHL scoring title and MVP award six times each.

He was known as a fierce, physical competitor who could beat you with his elbows or a deciding goal.

The Gordie Howe hat trick - when a player scores a goal, records an assist and gets in a fight in one game - is named after him.

Howe helped the Detroit Red Wings hoist the Stanley Cup four times and was a 21-time all-star.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Lydia Beier's grandfather, Wilfred Green, was on the Regina Pats Board at the time when the Regina Pats won the Memorial Cup in 1925. Lydia's mother was born on the same day the team won the memorial cup.

 Wilfred got a little tipsy with his team winning and a daughter being born that he told everyone that she would be named Patricia after the team. My grandmother was not well after the birth and was sedated. When she woke up the nurse said "Patricia is a beautiful name".

He had told EVERYONE!