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Underdog ’89 Petes never quit

Reunion for team on Saturday night

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.

A day to promote good sportsmanship across the USA

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.

Tie Domi goes home when he probably shouldn’t have

It’s with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Tie Domi.

He should have been out weeks ago, but on Sunday, I thought a lot of good things were happening in his skate. I commented to my friend Janean before they announced the bottom 2: “Man, if it’s Tuffy and Tie vs. Dubreuil and Richer, I think Tie may actually pull it off.” On Sunday, he and Tuffy did a “Boots are Made for Walking” ode to a horrible Jessica Simpson movie BUT they were actually really good. He did some footwork. He got into the music and because he was playing a tough cow boy, his cockiness worked with the music.

The “Stash” is Back!

BELOVED FORMER LEAF LANNY McDONALD TO GUEST JUDGE ON CBC-TV’s BATTLE OF THE BLADES

Lanny McDonald, one of the most beloved Toronto Maple Leaf players, is returning to historic Maple Leaf Gardens as a guest judge on CBC Television’s BATTLE OF THE BLADES, Sunday, October 25 and Monday, October 26, at 8 p.m. McDonald is married to figure skater Ardell McDonald, making the hockey legend’s story one that mirrors what the BATTLE OF THE BLADES has accomplished.

KRISTINA LENKO AND BOB PROBERT FIRST TO BE ICED ON CBC-TV’s BATTLE OF THE BLADES

Marie-France Dubreuil and Stéphane Richer back for another week

Marie-France Dubreuil and Stéphane Richer are the first pair to be saved in the BATTLE OF THE BLADES figure skating competition, joining the six remaining pairs for a chance to win $100,000 for the charity of their choice. Kristina Lenko and Bob Probert were the first eliminated, as the results were revealed during tonight’s broadcast.