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Hall of Famer Glenn Hall’s love of family, hockey finds common ground at Alberta rink

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WATCH ABOVE: Kevin Karius tells us how Hall of Famer Glenn Hall's love of hockey is still shared by different generations within his family – Feb 21, 2022

Glenn Hall was one of the greatest goaltenders to ever play in the NHL. Known by many as “Mr. Goalie,” he rarely missed a game, playing in 502 consecutive regular season contests, a record which will never be broken.

Hall is still going to games.

Along with his son Pat and granddaughter Carly Struik, Glenn recently watched his great-grandson Nolan Struik play for the U-16 AAA PAC Saints, in the arena that is named after the Hockey Hall of Famer in Stony Plain, Alta.

“It’s interesting to see how he’s progressing,” the 90-year-old Hall said.

“It’s pretty special for him to come watch us,” said Nolan, whose mom Carly has been coming to the Glenn Hall Centennial Arena for years.

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“They’ve been playing in this rink since they were little. They would call it Papa Glenn’s rink,” Carly said.

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Pat Hall remembers going to games when his dad was playing in Chicago and St. Louis.

“About the last three years in Chicago, I never missed a game,” Pat said.

Decades later, the whole family tries not to miss a game.

“We were talking about Family Day, and you can’t get much better than this — four generations in the rink,” Pat said.

“We’ve enjoyed the game forever,” Glenn said.

“It’s a family game. That’s what makes it so nice.”

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