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Episode 088: Mark Howe – The Influence Of A Father

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Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Mark shares some of hisEpisode 088 fondest hockey memories including;

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Mark began skating at the age of 2 pushing a chair around a pond and is one of four children born to Gordie and Colleen Howe. Mark and brother Marty played much of their hockey together, from minor hockey to pro.

His professional career began with the Houston Aeros of the WHA where he played not only with Marty, but also with his father who came out of retirement to play with his sons. Mark would go on to play for the New England & Hartford Whalers before making his way to Philadelphia where he played for ten seasons. He finished his career with the Detroit Red Wings in the 1994-95 season.

Mark was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 14, 2011. On March 6, 2012 the Philadlephia Flyers retired Mark’s #2.

During Mark’s professional career he played in 1355 games and averaged almost a point per game (combined WHA & NHL totals).

Links: Mark Howe’s career stats

Episode 043: Morris Lukowich – Gordie Howe And Other Great Memories

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Today’s guest grew up in the small prairie community of Speers, Episode 043Saskatchewan. He had his first taste of playing on an indoor ice surface in the town of Hafford, Saskatchewan, about 10 miles away.

A chance meeting with one of his early hockey idols, Gordie Howe, really lit a spark in Morris. He began praying for the opportunity to someday play with Gordie “And by the way God if you could through in Bobby Hull too, I’d really appreciate it.” His prayers were answered as he had the opportunity to play with both of them before his playing days were done.

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and some of his fondest memories of playing the greatest game on earth. He also shares the thrill of watching his daughter sing before a crowd of twenty-thousand at the Calgary Stampede.

Links: Morris Lukowich Scoring
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Contact The Howe Family: Gordie Howe, ℅ Texas Trailer Corral, 12207 HWY 87, Lubbock TX 79423