On Tuesday night the Philadelphia Flyers Retired Mark Howe's #2 Jersey.
Gordie, Marty and Mark Howe's Jerseys from the Houston Aeros
#2 painted on the ice at Wells Fargo Center
Mark Howe Banner raised to the rafters.
I don't believe I have ever been to a jersey retirement ceremony - The Flyers always do a great job with these types of events and I was glad to be on hand for the event. If you're unfamiliar with Mark Howe's accomplishments here is his Hockey-Reference Page. His career is very impressive - If you include his WHA plus/minus with his career numbers he would be third all time - and actually rank AHEAD of Wayne Gretzky.
Mark Howe's father, Gordie Howe, was also present for the ceremony. It was worth the price of admission just to see Mr Hockey walk out onto the ice.
As far as the game goes the Flyers got themselves a Good W beating a tough Red Wings squad 3-2.