from Dave Stubbs of the NHL website,
There will never be another Gordie Howe, but the sons of Mr. Hockey hope that the late legend might in some way play a part in setting a youngster in the right direction.
Marty and Mark Howe have dug through hundreds of boxes of family memorabilia - their father's and their own - to assemble the first significant auction that will benefit the Howe Foundation, nearly 450 items up for bid until April 25 at auctions.nhl.com.
Founded some two decades ago by Mr. Hockey and his wife, Colleen, the Howe Foundationcharity was established to provide funds to underprivileged children so that they might experience the passion of sports. With that, they might carry these lessons through life, passing them on to the next generation.
"The goal of our family is to keep alive the memory of Gordie and Colleen for as long as we can, and we can do this through the Foundation," said Mark Howe, the 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman.
I buried this in a post from yesterday but let's do it again.
Lombardi, 19, skated in 67 games with the Firebirds this season and ranked among the team leaders with 45 goals (1st), 57 assists (1st), 102 points (1st), a plus-23 rating (2nd), 10 power play goals (1st), 24 power play points (1st), two shorthanded goals (T3rd), five game-winning goals (1st) and 207 shots (2nd). The 5-foot-10, 165-pound center finished third in the OHL’s scoring race and became the first player in franchise history to reach the 100-point plateau. Lombardi also recorded seven points (5-2-7) in seven postseason contests. Selected by the Red Wings in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, Lombardi signed a three-year entry-level contract with the organization on Dec. 23, 2022. Lombardi spent the 2021-22 season with Flint, tallying 59 points (18-41-59), a plus-nine rating and 24 penalty minutes in 67 games during his first major junior campaign. He also collected 15 points (7-8-15) and six penalty minutes in 19 postseason matchups as the Firebirds reached the Western Conference Final for the first time in franchise history. In total, Lombardi accumulated 161 points (63-98-161), a plus-32 rating and 42 penalty minutes in 134 regular-season games with the Firebirds from 2021-23, in addition to 22 points (12-10-22) in 26 playoff appearances.
A native of Aurora, Ont., Lombardi was originally chosen by the Firebirds in the 13th round (245th overall) of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection. He did not see game action in 2020-21 due to the cancellation of the OHL season. Prior to his major junior career, Lombardi developed with the Toronto Titans AAA program in the Greater Toronto Hockey League. He racked up 37 points (13-24-37) in 33 GTHL appearances with the Titans at the under-18 level during the 2019-20 season, and also logged one assist in six games with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. Lombardi previously notched 27 points (13-14-27) in 38 GTHL contests with the Titans' under-16 squad in 2018-19.
An A2Y favorite, “Jesus! Lashoff” !
The above pic, Howe front left, Abel with the 'C' and if a picture says a lot about a man, Lindsay front right. Harry Lumley the goalie and a young Red Kelly 2nd from the back on the right.
Gordie was a joy to watch.
Good note on Ted Lindsay.
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