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Tuesday February 19th, 2013

Posted at 7:28am

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File photo by Kevin Chauvin

February 18th, 2008 to February 18th, 2013. Five years. And after five years, the memories of Windsor’s captain remain. The heart and soul of Mickey Renaud still resides inside of the Windsor community as we remember his loss. Monday night, inside the WFCU Centre, family, friends and fans shared a moment of silence for their beloved captain.

Prior to the game, associate coach Bob Jones talked about what he remembered most about Mickey. “Just the type of person he was. He was a great leader on the ice, but more importantly, he was a great person, and he truly cared about his teammates and the organization. He put people first.”

Regarding the new, young and fresh faces of the Windsor Spitfires, the coaches look back to Mickey’s leadership to demonstrate his shining example. “You have leaders in your room. You try to identify people that they can look up to. Today, actually, we played our Mickey Renaud tape that we made for him. Our players really got to see what Mickey was all about. And it was kind of a special meeting this morning.”

As part of the evening’s special presentation, Sutherland Global Services awarded a male and a female athlete in Windsor, Essex County or Chatham-Kent the Mickey Renaud Memorial Scholarship Fund of $3000. This year’s recipients were Derrick Vanevery and Crystal Chartier.

Mickey’s legacy lives on to this day, in the community, and in our hearts.

“Oh Captain! My Captain!”

#18, Our Captain Forever.

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