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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Mickey Renaud tributes continue

The remembrances of Mickey Renaud continue to find their way into print. This piece by Allan Maki of the Globe & Mail discusses one of the better-known events in Mickey’s life. The members of the Windsor Spitfires shunned Akim Aliu, the Chicago Blackhawk prospect. A hazing incident, led by Steve Downie, occurred in practice, knocking out two of Aliu’s teeth.

Renaud, a rookie, reached out and in one retelling, defended Aliu. Although the issues related to Aliu eventually led to him being traded, Renaud is remembered as having attempted to bridge the gap between the parties.

The Spitfires have opened a foundation on behalf of the Renaud family. Windsor, ON citizens can drop donations at any Windsor Family Credit Union. Other hockey fans should send donations to the Spitfires:

Windsor Spitfires Foundation
% Renaud Family
334 Wyandotte St., E
Windsor ON N9A 3H6 Canada

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