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from Geoff Kirbyson of the Winnipeg Free Press,
Two of Terry Sawchuk's sons fought back tears as they touched the goalie mask their late father wore in his last game more than four decades ago.
Jerry Sawchuk, 60, and Terry Sawchuk, 51, were just kids when their legendary father died in the spring of 1970, so the pilgrimage they're taking to his birthplace this weekend is both educational and emotional.
After arriving in Winnipeg Friday morning to participate in the filming of a documentary on their dad, they stopped by the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, which inducted him in 1982. One of the Hall's prized possessions is the bare-bones mask -- which bears no resemblance to the facial protection in today's NHL -- he wore late in his career.
"We just touched the mask. It was very emotional," said Jerry Sawchuk. "Both of us looked at each other and said, 'do you want to touch it?' and we did. To think dad had worn that..."
"It was a bonding moment," echoed the younger Terry Sawchuk.
There will be many more such moments this weekend as they visit their father's boyhood home and stomping grounds, including Strathcona School and the Terry Sawchuk Arena.
from Joe Pelletier of Greatest Hockey Legends,
447 wins. 103 shutouts. 4 Stanley Cups.
He is arguably the greatest goalie in hockey history. And now you can own Terry Sawchuk’s game worn sweater. This photo-matched wool sweater comes from the 1954-55 season when Sawchuk was near the top of his game.
Mind you, it will cost you a pretty penny. Actually a lot of pretty pennies. It looks like by the time this auction is said and done, you could also buy a decent car for the cost of this sweater. But this is so much cooler.
continue for auction link and more Wings memorabilia…
from Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun,
He may have lost his NHL shutout record this week but now the family of the late Terry Sawchuk would like to find his two stolen Stanley Cup rings.
The guy who beat this long-held record earned it. But whoever stole the rings not only didn’t earn it, but also fleeced a nice family of some very special memories.
It would be a great Christmas present to see them returned.
“It has been a mystery for almost 40 years,” said Sawchuk’s 55-year-old son, Jerry, one of seven children. “We feel the rings are still out there somewhere.”
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
Martin Brodeur and Terry Sawchuk might be the Kings of the Shutout, but the NHL has rarely seen two more different personalities.
Fire and ice, as they say….
As a young kid, Sawchuk was forced to strap on the pads and go in net for a team in Winnipeg to replace their previous goalie, who had passed away. The boy who died just happened to be Sawchuk’s brother.
When he was 12, Sawchuk remained tight-lipped about hurting his right arm in a game of rugby. Two years later doctors found it had been broken and, subsequently, had healed poorly, leaving it two inches shorter than his left arm.
from Morris Dalla Costa of the London Free Press,
The book is really about a rebirth.
A rebirth for its subject—former National Hockey League goaltender Terry Sawchuk—and a rebirth for its author, Randall Maggs.
Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems recounts the life, in and out of hockey, of arguably the best goaltender who ever played the game. He also was one of hockey’s most tragic figures, dying in 1970 at the age of 40 after fighting with teammate Ron Stewart in the off-season. He suffered from untreated depression.