Tribute To Connie Madigan, Team Awards, Set For Sunday

The Portland Winterhawks will honor former Portland Buckaroo Connie Madigan and hand out their team awards prior to their final regular season game on Sunday, March 18 when they host the Seattle Thunderbirds at 5 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The night will begin with a tribute to former Buckaroos defenseman Connie Madigan. Madigan is the subject of a commemorative trading card produced by the Panini trading card company honoring him for being the oldest rookie in NHL history when he joined the St. Louis Blues at the age of 38 in 1972.

Madigan will sign cards during both intermissions. Fans requesting an autograph are encouraged to make a donation to the Winterhawks Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA).

Madigan played 10 years for the Buckaroos from 1964 – 1974. He was named to four straight First All-Star Teams, won the Hal Laycoe Cup in 1966 as the league’s top defenseman, and was part of two championship teams in 1965 and 1971.

Following the tribute to Madigan, the Winterhawks will announce the winners of the team’s annual awards, including Best Defensive Player, Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player.

Tickets to the game are available online at winterhawks.com, or in person at the Rose Quarter box office and the Winterhawks’ ticket office inside Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Fans who want to catch the regular season finale on March 18 can get a great deal through a partnership with Domino’s Pizza. For just $65 fans can get four tickets to the game, a large three-topping pizza, side of bread sticks and a two-liter Coke (a $124 value). To take advantage of this offer, fans should visit http://winterhawks.com/dominos.

Comments

len Thornson
Congratulations Connie! You are still remembered in Fort Wayne. What a good bunch of guys back then. Len is talking to you right now on the phone about the old days.Wish we could be there for your tribute on the 18th. Best to you. Len and Marg Thornson
Mar 03, 2013 - 02:03 PM
DENNIS L. SCHEBIG
CONGRADULATIONS TO A PLAYER WHO WAS A GREAT FORT WAYNE KOMETS BEFORE GOING WEST.
HIS NAME IS STILL TALKED ABOUT BY US OLD TIME KOMET HOCKEY FANS. BEST WISHES.
Mar 14, 2012 - 07:33 AM
Scott Petterson
Thank you Doug Piper (and all of the other Winterhawks staff) for honoring Connie Madigan in this manner. You guys are a classy organization and I appreciate all of your efforts to honor the Portland Buckaroos.
Mar 13, 2012 - 08:50 PM
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