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Howie Meeker Going Strong As He Approaches Age 90

from CBC,

If you're a certain age and a hockey fan, certain phrases can only mean one thing — Howie Meeker.

There’s “Jiminy Cricket,” of course, “Golly gee willikers” and “Stop it right there!”

Meeker is a former NHL star, broadcaster and resident of Newfoundland.

He and his wife Leah have come to Newfoundland to visit family — and for a birthday bash. Meeker turns 90 this fall. And apart from what he calls a "conky knee," he's in good health.

"I feel great,” Meeker told CBC News. “I feel lucky to be alive. Very lucky to be here because we love this place."


If you are too young to remember Howie Meeker, watch below as he analyzes the game for HNIC back in 1985.

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Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Howie Meeker won the Calder beating out such notables as Gordie Howe.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 07/01/13 at 05:28 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Howie was a cat alright. Glad to see that he’s enjoying life. Had his hockey skills book when I was a wee one. If I was watching HNIC these days, I’d take some nerdy Howie and Peter Puck over Don Cherry any day of the week.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/01/13 at 10:44 PM ET

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