Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Fans want Tom in Hall

  • Print

TORONTO -- The Hockey Hall of Fame has a little bit of everything under its roof, from classic photos to vintage uniforms to old sticks and goalie masks.

Could there one day be room for a Stompin' Tom plaque, maybe a wooden stomping board or perhaps some lyric sheets to The Hockey Song?

It's possible.

Stompin' Tom Connors was on the minds of visitors to the hockey shrine Thursday, one day after word spread the Canadian music legend had died at 77. Many fans said they would support his posthumous induction in the Hall's builder category, given that Connors created one of the country's most popular hockey anthems.

"Absolutely, he's a legend," said Barbara Bilko, a women's hockey coach who visited the Hall on Thursday.

One of her players, Kaylee Chanakos of the University of British Columbia, echoed her sentiments. "The song is just everything for the game," she said.

There are three induction categories: player, referee/linesman and builder. The builder category covers coaches, managers, executives or others who have made a significant off-ice contribution to the game.

 

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 8, 2013 A14

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Your top TV picks for Dec. 1-4

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A baby Red Panda in her area at the Zoo. International Red Panda Day is Saturday September 15th and the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be celebrating in a big way! The Zoo is home to three red pandas - Rufus, Rouge and their cub who was born on June 30 of this year. The female cub has yet to be named and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking the community to help. September 14, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
  • A Canada Goose cools off in a water pond Monday afternoon at Brookside Cemetary- See Bryksa’s Goose a day Challenge– Day 27-June 25, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should Canada send heavy military equipment to Ukraine?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google