Brian Propp sends us a note sharing his fond memories of pond hockey and wishing us luck with the fundraising!
Hi, my name is Brian Propp. I played for 15 seasons in the NHL from 1979 until 1994, mostly with the Flyers, with a bit of time in Boston, and Minnesota before I finished up with Hartford. I played 1016 games and had 1004 points. I played 160 playoff games and had 64 goals and 84 assists for 148 points. I played in 5 Stanley Cup Finals and 5 All-Star games. I won the Canada Cup in 1987 and the Spengler Cup in 1992 with Team Canada.I grew up in Neudord, Saskatchewan, a town about the third the size of Windsor NS where you are now, and our winters were all about hockey. Playing on ponds, or homemade back yard rinks was what we lived for. I just played a 4 on 4 pond hockey tournament in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 4 years ago and my team was my brothers and sisters. We finished 2nd. When I heard about the Long Pond Heritage Classic, and the fundraising initiative that you are all a part of, I wanted to send you a quick message.
I would have loved to have been with you today and maybe in the future I can get out to Windsor NS to join you in your celebrations.
Have a great time, and as I said when I scored, “Guffaw!”