Henderson in the Hall!
Honour summit series hero through our petition and charity auction
THE AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED
Thank you to all who participated in the auction for the exclusive print created by Terry "Aislin" Mosher, in honour of the '72 Summit Series. Our winner is Todd Kokorudz from Brandon, Manitoba.
Due to popular demand, we have been encouraged to extend our petition until Friday, October 5th. We currently have over 1300 signatures and want to reach 2013 by Friday day's end. Help spread the word (Share button is just above the Aislin image, top right corner).
Editor Mark Reid was recently interviewed on FAB 94.3, where he discusses Paul's "clutchness" (Duration: 2 mins, 33 secs).
Some of the comments that were submitted by petitioners about Paul Henderson and his goal of the century have been posted. If you haven't signed the petition yet and you're on the fence about this issue, take a moment to read their thoughts.
Forty years after Henderson triggered the goal light behind the Soviet’s net, Canada’s History Magazine is celebrating the historic moment Henderson became a national hero with a renewed ‘Henderson in the Hall’ online campaign, a feature spread in its current issue (now on newsstands) and an online art auction that could put Henderson on your wall.
Henderson in the 'Hall'
During this monumental 40th anniversary, Canadians are being urged to renew the debate and raise the level of the drive to immortalize the Canuck who scored the goal heard around the world. Mark Reid, Editor-in-Chief of Canada’s History emphasized, “Paul Henderson’s winning goal easily ranks as the greatest hockey moment in Canadian history. Not only that, but Henderson scored the game-winner in the final three games of the series. The Summit Series transcended hockey. It united our nation like never before. Henderson clearly belongs in the Hall.”
Despite scoring the biggest goal that Canadian hockey fans have ever witnessed, Paul Henderson has yet to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Henderson played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for Toronto, Detroit and Atlanta. He also played another 5 seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA), netting a total of 758 points. While others might argue that’s hardly Hall of Fame territory, Henderson’s last minute goal in Game 8 of the Summit Series immortalized him as a national hero. Canada’s History says that Henderson has done more than enough to be recognized as one of the country’s most legendary hockey players.
From September 19th until September 28th, hockey fans from coast to coast can vote on whether Henderson should be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Canadians are invited to cast their ballots here.
Henderson on your Wall!
Hockey fans can also bid on the chance to win an original “Aislin” ’72 Series print created exclusively for Canada’s History to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Paul Henderson’s historic goal. This signed, one-of-a-kind print by Canada’s premier editorial cartoonist, Terry "Aislin" Mosher features Henderson and Yvan Cournoyer at the Summit. Aislin calls it “Canada’s own Mount Rushmore.”
The Aislin print online auction will open by noon (Central) on eBay September 19, 2012 and closes on September 28, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. (Central). The winner will be announced October 1, 2012. All proceeds go to support the educational programs of Canada's History.