Mario Lemieux is one of the greatest hockey players of my lifetime. He is an inspiration on and off the ice. Regardless of the ailment Lemieux always came back stronger, faster, and with more intensity. He is a true leader.

In 1993, Mario Lemieux was diagnosed with Hodgkins disease. He missed two months of play to undergo aggressive radiation treatments. On March 2nd, 1993 Lemieux received his last round of radiation. Afterwards, he flew directly to Philly to play against the Penguins arch-nemesis the Flyers. A rare and heart warming moment occurred before the game began. The Philly crowd gave Lemieux a standing ovation. This is something that never happens for visiting teams. Even Flyers fans recognized the strength it takes to beat cancer.

Mario Lemieux didn’t let cancer slow him down. When most would rest Lemieux got right back out on the ice. He wasn’t going to let his dreams or his career pass him by. If we work together to help end any form of cancer more dreams can continue to come true.

Please take a moment to spread these stories or donate here to help put an end to cancer.

 

The month of October seems to be the month of Hope for the University of Akron Ice Hockey Club. This past week they focused on their hope to end bullying. Coincidentally enough Hope is the the name of the girl who lit the fire of change within the heart of the team. This week they focus on the Hope to find a cure for breast cancer.

 

Hungry Howies and the University of Akron Hockey have teamed up with each other to raise funds for Breast cancer research. On Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th they are urging fans to wear pink to the rink. If you forget to wear pink no worries. You can buy this nifty shirt for 15.99 at the game.  Proceeds go to the foundation. We all know someone who has battled with some form of cancer. We all know the emotional, mental, and physical pain that comes with the battle. So why not take in a hockey game, munch on some baked goods, and wear an awesome “Love, Hope,  and Pizza” shirt all for the Hope of finding a cure for cancer. How can you say no? You can’t! Come on out and support these inspiring men. This team doesn’t have to stand for anything. They could just go about their business, play hockey, and not stand for anything. Fortunately, this team stands for everything good. Stick taps to the University of Akron Ice Hockey Club.

 

Who: University of Akron Ice Hockey

When: Friday October 12th at 9:05 pm ( vs. Cincinatti)

Saturday October 13th at 4:05 pm (vs. Dayton)

Why: In the words of my friend Aaron Michael Coleman “Do the honorable thing”

Cost: $5

Where: Center Ice Sports Complex

                Directions from the University of Akron:
                 1. Route 8s
                 2. Merge onto I-77 s
                 3.  Exit 112 SHUFFEL ST
                 4. Turn LEFT onto SHUFFEL ST NW
                 5. Turn RIGHT onto PORT JACKSON AVE NW
                 6. Destination on your left

 

 

 

 

Go Zips

FEAR THE ROO!!

Don’t forget to support Hungry Howies for supporting these amazing men!

 Massillon Road 241 is 330-899-9993

 Portage Road is 330-305-1318.

Thank you so much!!!

 

 

 

 

The Jets flew into the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, home of the Flyers, on Tuesday night for their first game since the All Star Break. Winnipeg had gone 3 games without a win coming into this one and not many had predicted this trend wouldn’t continue. However, continue it would not, with the Jets coming away with the victory after an impressive 2-1 win after a shoot-out.

The win moved the Jets to within 3 points of the second placed, Florida Panthers, and 4 points off of the top team in the Southeast, the Washington Capitals and having said that, the Winnipeg Jets have played more games than their counterparts thus far this season.

Jets goalie, Ondrej Pavelec, has been huge for them this season and last night’s game was no different. Pavelec constantly denied the Flyers during the 65 minutes played, saving 27 from 28 shots and stoned every Flyers shot in the ensuing shoot-out giving Bryan Little the chance to seal the game, which he did.

It took until 10:36 for the game to produce its first shot on goal, thankfully things heated up after that. With 4:49 left in the opening period, the Flyers struck to take the lead. An awful penalty call on Chris Thorburn led to Brayden Schenn poking the puck barely into the net on the powerplay.

It was an unlikely hero that got the Jets back into the game, Chris Thorburn popped up with his first of the season to make the game a tie. The goal came 2:06 into the second period when Antropov produced a nice pass straight to Thorburn who snapped a beautiful shot to the left of Bryzgalov.

Winnipeg had a stellar chance to win the game late in the third but Ladd couldn’t convert the puck past a prone Bryzgalov.

Overtime could not provide a winner so the teams got ready for a shoot-out. Pavelec denied all 3 Flyers and the first 2 Jets shooters missed, this meant that Bryan Little had Winnipeg’s fate in his hands and he did not let them down, he went five-hole on Bryzgalov and luckily the slot was open.

Final Score - Winnipeg Jets 2 – 1 Philadelphia Flyers (SO)

Goalie Stats -

Winnipeg – O.Pavelec – 27 saves from 28 shots

Philadelphia – I.Bryzgalov – 23 saves from 24 shots

3 Stars -

1. Bryan Little(WPG)

2. Ondrej Pavelec(WPG)

3. Brayden Schenn(PHI)

Thanks to zimbio.com for the use of the photo

 

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