A piece of NHL history ends its journey home to Saskatchewan this weekend.
The banner of former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Wendel Clark was lowered from the rafters of Air Canada Centre to be relocated to his hometown of Kelvington.
Banners for eighteen Leafs legends were taken down earlier this year as the team begins celebrations for their centennial year in mid-November.
“To be honoured is huge,” said the veteran left winger. “You really appreciate the fans because the fans and the people where you are from make it fun to play the game and do what you do.”
Clark’s banner will be raised at the small town’s grain elevator near Railway Avenue.
“We’re trying to show everybody out east here that we have elevators out west that’s something that brings back the home memories,” Clark said.
The celebration will kick off at 2 p.m. at the Kelvington Recreational Arena followed by a meet and greet at 3 p.m.
As well a live auction and supper will begin at 5 p.m. with all the proceeds going towards the Kelvington recreational arena.