Photo left to right:
Dave Jehan, Paul Henderson , Stan Baerg
Paul Henderson was a guest speaker at a men's breakfast at Bethany Community Church on 27-Jan-2018
The event saw 300+ men enjoy the entire 3rd period of game#8 in Moscow 1972 shown on the auditorium big screen.
We all cheered at the famous Henderson winning goal in the dying minutes like it was just happening.
Following that, Paul spoke on his personal story following the series and of turning his life over to God.
He also shared of his more recent battle with cancer and the peace that comes through knowing Jesus Christ.
It was a wonderful time for all as we traveled down memory lane and relived those amazing days of our youth.
Oh, and P.S.:
This is Dave Baker playing his usual position, whether goalie, defenceman or forward. This is him on a break-away!
Pond Hockey Bios
David Jehan: It was the fall of 2012 and I was just getting over a few weeks of a debilitating battle with sciatica.
I had played pick-up hockey all my life and actually facilitated our Church Friday night hockey for 17 years
This group was made up of guys in their late teens to early 30's and the pace was starting to get a little too much for me.
Especially after the sciatica issue. I was not even sure I'd ever play hockey again.
I had just turned 61 yrs and got wind of this group 65+ playing Pond Hockey at the 4-plex in St. Catharines
Peter Goehle was kind enough to allow me to try it out even though I was a little under aged.
Now, just about to turn 66 yrs, I've so much enjoyed the last 5 yrs playing with this great group of guys.
I look forward to 3 times a week in the winter and twice a week all summer long.
Hockey at this level is always a great workout and so much more fun than a treadmill or rowing machine etc.
In spite of the aches and pains, this game keeps me in relatively good shape. My doctor says: "Keep playing hockey"
The competition level is just right for our age group and the camaraderie ensures we always come away smiling.
Peter even organizes various social events that include Christmas banquets, Friday pizza days and golfing.
I am inspired and encouraged as I watch guys even older than myself still able to enjoy the game I love.
It gives me hope for my own longevity and a chance to stay healthy and active well into my senior years.
I look forward to many more decades of Hockey.
As my Chiropractor says: "Just keep moving"
John Hartig: If any of you other guys have an inclination to write a brief biography or a summary of whatever your enjoyments and hobbies are, I'll include that as an extra item down here.
You can E-mail me.
I hope this turns out to be a lovely web page with a nice list of all the companiable people still playing senior men's pond hockey..
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