LETTER: Henderson’s induction into HHOF long overdue

Last week  the Toronto Sun featured a fine article entitled “ Paul Henderson Deserves to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame”.

The article  is about the September 1972 hockey series between the USSR (Soviets) and Team Canada. Most Canadians over 50 will remember the series and Henderson’s game winning goal in Moscow in Game 8; with under two minutes remaining.

Henderson  scored seven goals in eight games and scored the winning goal in the last three games to help propel Team Canada to victory.

Henderson has been nominated but not yet elected to the Hall. Also noting that Henderson’s seven goals in eight games is more than historical. The Town of Picton in 1992, to mark Canada 125 (Canada’s 125th birthday) celebrated the occasion with a worship service at Picton United Church featuring Henderson as guest speaker.

The evening included a youth Choir, the Bellville Concert Band, the historical background of the County, and great singing.

It was a fine evening which portrayed Paul Henderson as both a great athlete but also as a man of faith

Robert  C. Wilson