April 3, 2013 5:01 pm

Gordie Howe coming home to visit 2013 Memorial Cup

Saskatoon will welcome back hockey legend Gordie Howe next month as the Blades host the 2013 Memorial Cup.

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SASKATOON – Gordie Howe will be a guest of honour in Saskatoon as it hosts the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup.

He is one of eight Saskatchewan hockey legends who will be honoured in pre-game ceremonies over the ten day tournament.

“His name is synonymous with hockey, and for people from these parts, it’s also synonymous with Saskatoon, so we’re extremely excited about the opportunity to honour him in his hometown,” said Jack Brodsky, co-chair of the event.

The Saskatchewan-native won six Hart Trophies as the NHL’s most valuable player and proudly held the Stanley Cup four times.

The Saskatoon Blades are hosting the National championship which takes place from May 16 to 26. They last hosted in 1989.

Memorial Cup tickets and packages are available through Ticketmaster or by calling 306-938-7800.

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