Vancouver Giants Gordie Howe Night

Comments 41 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Gordie Howe – Mr. Hockey – is celebrating his 85th birthday with the Vancouver Giants on Friday, March 1, 2013. The Giants will take on the Lethbridge Hurricanes wearing Howe tribute jerseys while the crowd is treated to special guest appearances, giveaways, and plenty of activities.

Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Giants

Gordie Howe is the only player to have competed in the NHL in five different decades (1940s through 1980s). A four-time Stanley Cup champion with the Red Wings, he won six Hart Trophies as the league’s most valuable player and six Art Ross Trophies as the leading scorer. He was the inaugural recipient of the NHL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He is also part owner of the Vancouver Giants.

VIP guests include legendary NHL brother act Bobby and Dennis Hull who will join Marcel Dionne, Orland Kurtenbach, and Johnny Bower onfor a special pre-game ceremony to celebrate Gordie Howe’s birthday. 500 randomly selected fans will also get to meet Gordie Howe and the legends during the game.

I’ve partnered with the Vancouver Giants a few times this season and we’re very excited for this particularly awesome giveaway. I have a pair of tickets up for grabs as well as a guaranteed meet & greet with the birthday boy himself, Gordie Howe! Here’s how you can enter to win this fantastic opportunity:

  • Leave a quick comment here about why you want to meet Gordie Howe (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to @WHLGiants’ #GordieHoweNight & meet Mr. Hockey himself – from @Miss604

This contest will end quickly as the event is fast-approaching. I’ll draw one winner at random from all entries at 2:00pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Follow the Vancouver Giants on Facebook and Twitter for more giveaways, events, team information, schedules, scores, and more from our local WHL team.

Update The winner is Greg!

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  1. JONATHON GMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 2:57pm PST

    Gordie Howe is a hockey legend dad had great stories about him. I would like to take my dad this would be a good memory to share as father and son

  2. Lelainia LloydMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 2:59pm PST

    I would LOVE to win tix for this for my husband and here’s why: My husband is a HUGE hockey fan. In Nov. he lost a kidney to cancer. Just as he was recovering, he took our dog for a walk at night and they were attacked by a pittbull/mastiff. Both my husband and dog were injured. My dog had to have stitches for puncture wounds and my husband tore his bicep tendon clean off, while defending and saving my dog’s life. My husband had surgery last week. They had to take a tendon from his leg to repair his arm. He’s in a cast and once that comes off, will be in a brace for 8-10 weeks.

    He’s been through so much stress and pain in the last 6 months and he never complains. I KNOW having the opportunity to meet Gordie Howe, one of his hockey heros and wish him a happy 85th birthday would mean EVERYTHING to him. I know would lift his spirits.


  3. Brittany notbrandedMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 3:01pm PST

    What an awesome contest! I want to win simply so I can take my Dad to meet Gordie Howe! My dad is a huuuuuge fan and has had a really tough start to 2013! I’d love nothing more than to take him to the game to relax and meet one of his idols.

  4. Norma IbarraMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 3:02pm PST

    He is a legend and plus I never been to a hockey game in my life! this would be amazing 🙂

  5. Steffani CameronMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 3:03pm PST

    I don’t know if I could make it over for the game, but I would love to give the tickets to my best friend who’s the ultimate Giants’ fan. He’s come over to Victoria for 6 of their games so far, has had season tickets for 3-4 seasons in the past, has a couple game-worn jerseys, flags, you name it. I also know he’s a huge Gordie fan, having bid on exclusive framed prints of Mr. Howe and never winning one yet in an action.

    Everything I know about hockey I’ve either learned from my dad or my best friend, so I can’t think of a better gift to give him.

    And if not, I hope it’s an amazing night for our hockey legend, Gordie Howe.

  6. DebbieMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 3:21pm PST

    My boyfriend is a HUGE fan and hisa birthday is a couple of weeks. This would be the BEST birthday present I could give him!

  7. ShirleyMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 3:24pm PST

    It would be awesome to meet such a legend.

  8. Alison LimMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 4:00pm PST

    This would be an amazing opportunity for my son who is a Gordie fanatic!!

  9. Michael KwanMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 4:32pm PST

    Typo? . “I’ll draw one winner at random from all entries at 2:00pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2013.”

  10. DennisMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 4:38pm PST

    I would love to meet Mr. Hockey!

  11. mariaMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 6:03pm PST

    My nephew loves hockey!

  12. LexieMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 6:17pm PST

    I’d love to win- I hope the contest closes on Feb 27th, though!

  13. Ken AlexanderMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 6:17pm PST

    I would want to meet Gordie Howe, as he is one of the best Hockey Players ever!

  14. Stephanie SMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 6:24pm PST

    would love to go, to show my bf a great CDN hockey player!

  15. Dayna WilsonMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 7:06pm PST

    I’d like to take my husband to meet Gordie Howe, because he saw me looking at this contest page and started freaking out, all “OH MY GOD! GORDIE HOWE! OH MY GOD THAT WOULD BE SO COOL! YOU NEED TO ENTER THAT! OH MY GOD!” and he’s not such a bad guy, I’d like to take him and make his dream come true 😉

  16. Malcolm WilsonMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 7:20pm PST

    I’m a huge hockey fan, and Gordie Howe is one of the greats (also Bobby Hull and Johnny Bower? Wow!). Plus, I’m hoping to share my love for the sport with my son as he grows, and it’d be an amazing memory to share, just like how my dad got my Rocket Richard’s autograph.

  17. Katie LMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 9:35pm PST

    I would love to win these tickets and meet Gordie Howe because it’s my dad’s birthday on Friday and he’s the reason I started watching hockey. I think it would be a fantastic present for him to meet someone that he watched play pro hockey when he was younger. Please pick me!!

  18. Lori KittelbergMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 9:41pm PST

    I completed cancer treatment in October. My husband took incredible care of me and our son. I would love to take him to meet Gordie Howe.

  19. FatimaMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 9:43pm PST

    It would be a honour to meet Mr. Hockey himself and it is a once in a life time opportunity

  20. John HoulihanMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 9:46pm PST

    Why? …’cuz Gordie elbowed me after I asked him a simple question 🙂 last year. The spirit of hockey. He still has it! This goalie of ol’ stopped many-a-shots; facial scars to prove it. No matter how agressive, Mr. Hockey was always, and remains, a gentleman. Bower knows. Roaming one night, Johnny heard the rushing Howe say, “I’m coming behind you, Johnny.” The game back then was rough and tough, but hits were seldom cheap.

  21. KYMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 10:16pm PST

    would love to meet a legend

  22. W LeungMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 10:32pm PST

    My Dad told me stories about Mr. Hockey but I never got to see him play. I’ve always envied seeing photos of Gordie Howe playing with his sons on the same team.

  23. W LeungMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 10:32pm PST

    My Dad told me stories about Mr. Hockey but I never got to see him play. I’ve always envied seeing photos of Gordie Howe playing with his sons on the same team.

  24. ChrisMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 10:39pm PST

    I don’t want to win the opportunity for myself, but for my girlfriend’s mother. Gordie was a player who she remembered while growing up and was one of her hockey heroes.

  25. Scott MisfeldtTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 12:12am PST

    Who wouldn’t want to meet Mr. Hockey?

  26. StotesTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 7:05am PST

    This would be awesome! Gordie’s a living legend!

  27. SeanTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 7:51am PST

    He is a legend.

  28. GregTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 9:43am PST

    I would love to bring my father to meet a legend of hockey. Even when I was bratty teenager my father and I could talk about hockey and get along well, it would be a great experience to share with him.

  29. CameronTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 11:05am PST

    I grew up in the early 60’s in Toronto. Ball Hockey was the thing, every day until nightfall. We all “became” our idols when we played, and the more colourful the player, the easier it was to play them. We had our Esposito’s, Plantes, Mahovolich’s, Shack’s and of course the guy with the most fearsome elbows would be Howe. Team 1040 has been interviewing Marty, Mark, Bobby and Dennis in advance of Gordie’s birthday, and it brings back the memories of hero worship that we all had. Very few heroes today….

  30. BonnieTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 11:58am PST

    Would love to meet this legend! What a great birthday present this would be for me (Feb 27) 😉

  31. WallyTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 1:48pm PST

    I know the perfect person to take if I win.

  32. AngelaTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 2:29pm PST

    Gordie Howe is a hockey legend-who wouldn’t want to meet him? My husband would freak out if we won!!!!

  33. TonyTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 2:55pm PST

    I would love to have a chance to talk to Mr.Hockey about The Howe Foundation, and to give thanks to him and his late wife Colleen, for founding such an important charity.

  34. Ricky ShettyTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 3:43pm PST

    Would love to take my daughter to her 1st ever hockey game!

  35. MaureenTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 11:26pm PST

    It isn’t too often that an opportunity comes along for you to meet a hockey legend. Congratulations to whoever wins-they will have a great story to share for years to come!

  36. JasonWednesday, February 27th, 2013 — 9:32am PST

    Why WOULDN’T you want to meet Gordie Howe?

  37. MagWednesday, February 27th, 2013 — 11:55am PST

    It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.

  38. RebeccaWednesday, February 27th, 2013 — 12:36pm PST

    Gordie Howe is a legend and this would be my first Giants game.

  39. peterWednesday, February 27th, 2013 — 3:28pm PST

    good luck!

  40. yingWednesday, February 27th, 2013 — 3:33pm PST

    Love to meet the legend.

  41. roseWednesday, February 27th, 2013 — 4:02pm PST

    Hockey legend!

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