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Windsor, Ontario makes June 26 Bob Probert Day

Posted on: June 11, 2011 4:45 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2011 4:47 pm
 

June 26 will be Bob Probert Day in Windsor, Ontario, according to the Windsor Star.

Mayor Eddie Francis said the city wants to pay tribute to a Windsor native who had an outstanding 16-season NHL hockey career and an unwavering commitment to the community.

On the same day, Probert's family and friends will hold the first Bob Probert Memorial Ride for charity, benefitting the angioplasty program at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital. Probert had a love of motorcycle riding.

Probert died on July 5 of last year from a heart attack while boating. The longtime enforcer for the Blackhawks and Red Wings officially announced his retirement in 2003. His brain was donated to research on sports-related head injuries at Boston University and it was announced they found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

-- Brian Stubits

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Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Windsor, Ontario makes June 26 Bob Probert Day

Excellent!  He had his demons but he was a great guy and a hard as nails hockey player.  God Bless you Mr. Probert.



Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Windsor, Ontario makes June 26 Bob Probert Day

The excitement he brought to the game in Detroit will not be forgotten.



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: June 12, 2011 8:18 am
 

Windsor, Ontario makes June 26 Bob Probert Day

That's cool that they're having a day and date for Probert. Even though he had his share of "off the ice" troubles, he was still considered a great hockey players for both the Red Wings and Blackhawks.Cool


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