Gordie Howe, Canada’s ‘Mr. Hockey’, passed away last Friday at the age of 88. His funeral was held today at a cathedral in Detroit, after yesterday’s twelve hour visitation for the public, held at Joe Louis Arena. The funeral was a veritable Who’s Who of the hockey world, including Gary Bettman, an expected appearance by Bobby Orr, and Wayne Gretzky, who had spent the entire twelve hours at the visitation the previous day.
Howe will be on the cover of the June 20th edition of Sports Illustrated, but fans want to get him on a different sort of cover – the next edition of the video game ‘NHL 17’. If you agree, sign the petition here.
— Freep Sports (@freepsports) June 14, 2016