Saturday, November 22, 2008

Honouring Wendel Clark

Wendelpalooza is here.

Prior to tonight's Maple Leafs-Chicago Blackhawks tilt at the Air Canada Centre, a banner sporting Wendel Clark’s familiar No. 17 will be hoisted to the rafters in honour of the contributions the rugged forward made to the Original Six team over the years.

In celebration of Wendel Clark Night, all fans attending the game will receive a special Wendel Clark moustache in recognition of No. 17’s trademark facial hair. The crowd will be encouraged to wear them, with organizers hoping to turn the capactity throng into 20,0000 Wendel lookalikes.

The fans might not be the only ones sporting those moustaches either.

“Maybe we’ll all wear them out for the pre-game skate,” goalie Curtis Joseph said, referring to his teammates.

Added rookie defenceman Luke Schenn: “It’s a great idea. I’d do it if other guys do.”

We’ll see.

In addition to the Wendel Clark moustache, the first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a special Wendel Clark bobblehead.

Source: Mike Zeisberger

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