BY: Bruce Berlet
HOWE TO THE HALL
Mark Howe was making the one-hour drive from his beach house in Beach Haven, N.J., to his home in Jackson, N.J., on Tuesday afternoon when his cell phone rang.
Howe said reception in the area isn’t always good, but the connection lasted long enough for him to hear the news that he wasn’t sure would ever come.
In his lucky 13th year of eligibility, Howe was one of four new members of the Hockey Hall of Fame, joining father Gordie and former teammates Ron Francis, Dave Keon, and Bobby Hull, as well as Paul Coffey as Hartford Whalers to earn the honor.
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Tagged Bobby Hull, Brent Thompson, Gordie Howe, Hartford Whalers, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey Hall of Fame, Ken Gernander, Mark Howe, National Hockey League, Philadelphia Flyers, Ron Francis, Stanley Cup, United States Hockey Hall of Fame, Wayne Gretzky, XL Center
MARCH 26 WHALE HOME GAME TO BE “HOWE FAMILY NIGHT”
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Entire Howe Family to be Saluted with Banner-raising;
First 2,000 Fans to Receive Commemorative Howe Program
HARTFORD, March 3, 2011: Whalers Sports and Entertainment president and COO Howard Baldwin Jr. announced today that the Connecticut Whale’s home game Saturday, March 26 at the XL Center will feature a “Howe Family Night” celebration, honoring the great Gordie Howe, his sons, Marty and Mark, and late wife, Colleen. The Whale take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers that night in a 7:00 PM GEICO Connecticut Cup game.
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Tagged AHL, Colleen Howe, Connecticut Whale, Gordie Howe, Hartford Whalers, Howard Baldwin, Howard Baldwin Jr., Mark Howe, Marty Howe, NHL, United States Hockey Hall of Fame, XL Center
By Bruce Berlet
Facing pucks flying at him at more than 100 mph never seemed so easy, so mundane, so inconsequential to Connecticut Whale goalie Dov Grumet-Morris.
Not when you’re helping bury one of your best friends and former Harvard teammates after he committed suicide at 28.
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Tagged AHL, Bruce Landon, Connecticut Whale, Dov Grumet-Morris, ECHL, Greenville Road Warriors, Joe Cavanagh, Providence Place, Rhode Island, Ted Donato, Tom Cavanagh, United States Hockey Hall of Fame