Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Gordie Howe Statue

You'd expect Saskatoon to be proud that Gordie Howe was raised within its city limits, and it is.

After all, this is Canada, where hockey holds an important place in the culture. And Gordie Howe is on the list of the five best hockey players in history.

Howe wasn't born in Saskatoon, but he moved there when he was nine days old. He stayed through his teen years, when he dropped out of school and went on to pursue a hockey career. You'd have to say that worked out pretty well.

By coincidence, Howe died less than a week after this picture was taken. I'm sure there will be plenty of tributes to the great player and fine gentlemen there in the coming weeks. 

The status of Howe is located right outside of the SaskTel Centre, where the Saskatoon Blades play junior hockey. Make sure you look for it during your visit. Saskatoon also has a park and arena named after Howe.

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