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Vancouver Giants Gordie Howe Night

Monday, February 25th, 2013 — 2:34pm PDT
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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 G says:

    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. 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 notbranded says:

    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 Ibarra says:

    He is a legend and plus I never been to a hockey game in my life! this would be amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 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. Debbie says:

    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. Shirley says:

    It would be awesome to meet such a legend.

  8. Alison Lim says:

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

  9. Michael Kwan says:

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

  10. Dennis says:

    I would love to meet Mr. Hockey!

  11. maria says:

    My nephew loves hockey!

  12. Lexie says:

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

  13. Ken Alexander says:

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

  14. Stephanie S says:

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

  15. Dayna Wilson says:

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Malcolm Wilson says:

    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 L says:

    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. 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. Fatima says:

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

  20. Why? …’cuz Gordie elbowed me after I asked him a simple question ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. KY says:

    would love to meet a legend

  22. W Leung says:

    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 Leung says:

    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. Chris says:

    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 Misfeldt says:

    Who wouldn’t want to meet Mr. Hockey?

  26. Stotes says:

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

  27. Sean says:

    He is a legend.

  28. Greg says:

    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. Cameron says:

    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. Bonnie says:

    Would love to meet this legend! What a great birthday present this would be for me (Feb 27) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  31. Wally says:

    I know the perfect person to take if I win.

  32. Angela says:

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

  33. Tony says:

    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 Shetty says:

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

  35. Maureen says:

    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. Jason says:

    Why WOULDN’T you want to meet Gordie Howe?

  37. Mag says:

    It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.

  38. Rebecca says:

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

  39. peter says:

    good luck!

  40. ying says:

    Love to meet the legend.

  41. rose says:

    Hockey legend!

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