The city of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Blades will pay tribute to the legendary Gordie Howe with ‘Thank You, Mr. Hockey Day’ on Sept. 25.
Howe, who was born in Floral, Sask., which is just southeast of Saskatoon, passed away on June 10 at the age of 88. Tributes quickly poured in from all areas of the hockey and sports world for the man also known simply as Mr. Hockey.
The City of Saskatoon has officially proclaimed September 25th, 2016, as Thank You, Mr. Hockey Day. The day will begin at 9:30am at Sasktel Centre where a private ceremony will take place for the Howe family to have Gordie and Colleen’s ashes interred at the Gordie Howe Statue. The Blades will then escort the Howe family to the newly christened Gordie Howe Bridge on Circle Drive South.
The Blades, later that afternoon, will then take on the Swift Current Broncos in their second game of the WHL regular season. Earlier this week, the Blades unveiled a special tribute jersey for the occasion.