Monday November 2, 2020 Smile for the Day: Bill Mosienko

On Today’s Day:

Bill Mosienko, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right winger, was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1994).  Mr. Mosienko is in the NHL Hall of Fame for scoring the three fastest goals in a game (a “hat trick”)  in 21 seconds playing for the Chicago Black Hawks in 1952; he is also a 5-time All Star,  I grew up three houses over from Mr. Mosienko on Cathedral Avenue and went to school with his daughter, Wendy. He also won The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 1945  given “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.”  With that award he joins a very elite group including Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita (per Wikipedia).

First, a Story:

What would the greatest hockey player in history be called if he would have chosen not to play hockey?  Wayne Regretzky

Second, a Song:

There have been many songs written about hockey, but the best one you can name is the good old Hockey Song by Stompin’ Tom Conners. It brings a smile on every time I hear it. I hope you enjoy it.


Thought for the Day:

“The biggest thing for me is the passion that I’ve always had for hockey. I remember growing up, no matter what I did in life, my parents always told me to try to do my best at it and be my best. I can say going through different things that that passion is the most important part. It’s not skills or talent or any of that stuff.” – Sidney Crosby

Have a great day!

© 2020 David J. Bilinsky and Colleen E. Bilinsky

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