• email
  • Bookmark and Share

Mr. Hockey's family likes idea of naming international bridge after Gordie Howe

TORONTO - The son of hockey great Gordie Howe is all in favour of naming a proposed bridge linking Windsor, Ont., and Detroit after his father.

Marty Howe says it would be a nice honour to have the bridge named after his dad—since his father himself is a bridge between the two countries.

Howe was born in Canada and crossed over at Windsor to join the Detroit Red Wings.

The president of the Ontario Trucking Association floated Howe's name at hearings in Michigan last summer.

But the idea has picked up speed since Michigan's governor suggested the bridge needed a name change from its current moniker, the Detroit River International Crossing.

Association spokesman Doug Switzer says they could think of no better ambassador for joint Canadian-U.S. co-operation than Gordie Howe.

But New Democrat MP Brian Masse (MAH'-see) wants a contest held where kids get to choose the name of the bridge, and he's written Transport Minister Chuck Strahl about it.

More Stories

Rejuvenated Ward making impact for Canada in first international tournament

MINSK, Belarus - Joel Ward knows who he is and who he isn't. "I'm not going to go out there and...

International hockey chief tells AP he'll work tirelessly to get NHL players to next Olympics

SOCHI, Russia - International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel says he will do...

What an all-snub international Olympic team would look like in Sochi

With the depth of talent available at various positions to Canada, the United States, Sweden,...

Yzerman, Lidstrom named in 2014 class to enter international ice hockey hall of fame

ZURICH - Olympic gold medallists Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom, both Stanley Cup-winning...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter