Leafs and wings

Exhibition game September 1961 or ‘62, between Leafs and Wings.

Humid outside and in resulting in the ice constantly fogging over and stopping play.

My friend (now brother-in-law) and I were sitting at the blue line on the board seats, just where the screen (not glass) ended.

During a stoppage Gordie Howe was nearby and we summoned the courage to ask for an autograph in our Programs.

He came over and called a bunch of other players from both teams for an autograph session during the stoppage which lasted 10-15 minutes.

People in the rail seats were handing their Programs to us and 2 ushers to get autographed. It was crazy.

My friend and I thought we were in the presence of “gods”. What a memory. - Bill Pegg

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