Inspiration for Historians and Hockey Writers

Bruce Hood, the first referee to officiate 1000 games in the NHL, dropped by to visit Long Pond in August 2006. Did you know Hood's first Stanley Cup final play-off game was on May 10, 1970 when Bobby Orr scored his famous overtime goal to win the Stanley Cup?

NHL hockey star, Forbes Kennedy, was a special visitor to Long Pond. From left to right: Howard Dill, Brian Redden and Forbes Kennedy.
NHL legend Brad Park and Howard Dill pose in front of Howard's collection of pumpkin and hockey memorabilia, September, 2007.

Howard Dill is seen here with former NHL legend Brad Park and local star Junior Moore giving the thumbs up to Long Pond, The Cradle of Hockey, on the Dill Family Farm back in September, 2007.

Howard Dill poses here with former NHL legend Brad Park at Long Pond this past September, 2007. Long Pond is considered by many as to where our great winter game all started back in the early 1800's in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

NHL legend Darryl Sittler is seen here with Michael Dill, grandson of Howard, at the grand opening of Petro Canada in Windsor, summer of 2007. Sittler will be remembered best for his magical night of 10 points on Feb.7, 1976. Six goals and 4 assists against the Boston Bruins.

Craig Campbell of the Hockey Hall of Fame was a special visitor to Howard Dill's farm during the summer of 2007 to see Long Pond, The Cradle of Hockey.

Windsor's Dr. Garth Vaughan, the author of the book, "The Puck Starts Here" is seen here with Howard Dill at Long Pond back in 1992 promoting Windsor as the Birthplace of Hockey.

Chris Cuthbert of CBC 'Hockey Night in Canada' fame along with his wife Diane interview Howard Dill at the farm for his recent book titled "The Rink". Chris also wrote about Long Pond as the reputed cradle of hockey and Howard's large collection of hockey memorabilia.

Ernie Fitzsimmons of Fredericton, NB, consulting statistician - "Total Hockey - The Official Encyclopedia of the NHL" took time out to pay a special visit with Howard Dill and Long Pond.

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