Monday, January 19, 2015

Hick Abbott's medals on display . . . Gawdin, Guhle head to Prospects Game . . . Ice on move?

Part of the Hockey Hall of Fame's Marching As To War display.
The display includes the Memorial Cup
and the Abbott Cup.
The display includes Lyman (Hick) Abbott's medals
from the First World War -- the Military Cross and Bar,
and the British War Medal.
The Hockey Hall of Fame display, from another angle.
A close up look at Lyman (Hick) Abbott's First
World War Medals, above and below.

(All photos courtesy the Hockey Hall of Fame)

Regular visitors to this blog will have read about Lyman (Hick) Abbott, a decorated First World War hero from Regina who didn’t make it home. The Abbott Cup, which once went to the top junior team in Western Canada, is named in his honour.
Recently, the Abbott family regained possession of his medals and they now are on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Canada. It’s all part of the Hall’s Hockey Marching As To War display.
The photos above, which are courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame, are from that exhibit.
There’s more about that display right here.
The 2015 Vancouver Hockey Coaches Conference is scheduled for July 24-25 at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbirds Sports Centre at the University of British Columbia. . . . Watch for more information as time unfolds. . . . If you click right here, you will be able to get 15 per cent off the registration fee.
The rumours are back. Yes, they are. The Kootenay Ice are moving to (a) Boise, Idaho; (b) Abbotsford, B.C.; (c) Lethbridge (the Hurricanes are moving to Winnipeg, don’t you know); (d) Nanaimo; (e) a city to be named.
Jeff Bromley, who is quite familiar with the hockey scene in the Cranbrook area, touches on that and more in a blog entry right here. (The fun starts with item No. 6.)
If you’re wondering, I don’t know any more than Bromley does.
F Glenn Gawdin of the Swift Current Broncos and D Brendan Guhle of the Prince Albert Raiders have been added to the rosters for the Top Prospects Game that is scheduled for St. Catharines, Ont., on Thursday.
Gawdin, 17, goes in for F Pavel Zacha of the Sarnia Sting. Gawdin, who is from Richmond,B.C., has 36 points in 46 games. He joins Broncos F Jake DeBrusk in the game, although they will oppose each other -- Gawdin is on Team Orr; DeBrusk is on Team Cherry.
Guhle, 17, goes in for D Mitchell Vande Sompel of the OHL’s Oshawa Generals. From Sherwood Park, Alta., Guhle, who has 15 points in 45 games, will be on Team Cherry.
F Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice became the franchise’s career points leader over the weeknd. Taylor Rocca of the Cranbrook Daily Townsman takes a look right here at Reinhart and what he means to the Ice.

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