Tie is deeply saddened by the loss of Bob Probert. The sudden and untimely passing of his long time friend is a loss for not only for family, friends; but also for loyal Detroit Redwing and Chicago Blackhawk fans, and all hockey lovers.
Tie extends his sympathy and condolences to Dani and the children.
Canadian Olympic hockey coach Mike Babcock recently said a team which wins a championship walks together forever.
That’s exactly how members of the Peterborough Petes’ 1989 OHL championship squad feel.
While some haven’t seen each other in many years, it will be like they were never apart when the Petes honour the 20th anniversary of their victory prior to Saturday’s game against the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Centre.
Andy MacVicar, now a school liaison officer with the Halifax police, played on a line with the ’89 team’s marquee names — Mike Ricci and Tie Domi.
Today is National Sportsmanship Day, a celebration of what’s right with sports. This is the 20th annual event as administered by the Institute for International Sport at the University of Rhode Island.
NSD theme — Competitive Self-Restraint. The theme is taken from NSD founder Dan Doyle’s highly acclaimed The Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting. Competitive self-restraint means competing hard but maintaining one’s self-control and playing within the rules.
As part of the celebration, students from elementary, middle and high schools, as well as colleges and universities, were invited to write essays of 500 words or less which address a sportsmanship theme.
The Institute estimates that around 15,000 schools will recognize Sportsmanship Day in some way.