Gordie Howe the Legendary Canadian Ice Hockey Player is No More [ Current Affairs ]
Gordie Howe the Legendary Canadian ice hockey player passed away at Toledo, US at the age of 88 years, during his career he got nickname Mr. Hockey and had spent most of his career with the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup four times.
About Gordie Howe:
- He was born on 31st March 1928 in Floral, Canada.
- He started his career in ice hockey in 1946.
- Since then he had played 26 NHL (National Hockey Leagues) and 6 World Hockey Association seasons and held many of the scoring records.
- He was among the top 10 scorers for 21 repeated years and also was named most respected player six times before finally retiring in 1980.
- In 1972 Howe was also named an NHL All Star 23 times and was capitalized into the hockey Hall of Fame.
- He had emeritus in 1971 but had made retaliation with the Hartford Whalers in 1979 - 80 previously finally leaving at the age of 52, which make him the only ice hockey player, whose career spanned five decades in ice hockey.
About ICE Hockey:
- Ice hockey is a commerce team sport played on ice, frequently in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their canes to shoot a vulcanized foam rubber puck into their opponent’s net to score points.
- Usually Ice hockey teams consist of six players which include one goaltender, and five players who roller boots up and down the ice tiresome to take the puck and score a goal in contradiction of the conflicting team.
- A fast-paced, physical sport, ice hockey is greatest popular in areas of North America and northern and eastern Europe.
- Ice hockey is the authorized national winter sport of Canada.
- The National Hockey League (NHL) is the uppermost level for men’s hockey and the most popular in North America.
- The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is the highest league in Russia and much of Eastern Europe.
- The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is the formal governing body for international ice hockey.
- The IIHF manages international tournaments and continues the IIHF World Ranking.
- In 74 countries Worldwide there are ice hockey federations.
- Published on: June 13, 2016