A new mural unveiled Monday is honouring a beloved Winnipeg hockey legend.
The mural on the side of Billy Mosienko Lanes in the North End was painted by muralist Jennifer Mosienko.
“Most Winnipeg hockey fans know the story of the great Billy Mosienko,” said Tom Ethans, executive director at Take Pride Winnipeg! Inc. “It is with great pride that we honour such a skilled Winnipegger today.”
Mosienko holds the record for the fastest hat trick in NHL history, scoring three goals in twenty-one seconds during a 1952 game between the Chicago Black Hawks and New York Rangers. Mosienko also spent time with the Winnipeg Warriors of the WHL from 1955-59. He coached the team in one season from 1959-60 before retiring.
“It was a fantastic process learning about Billy Mosienko and his legacy through articles and family with first-hand knowledge,” said Jennifer, Mosienko’s granddaughter-in-law.
“He was charismatic, a true sportsman on the ice and hockey legend with a record that likely will never be beat for the fastest hat trick.”
The mural, located 1136 Main Street, is a partnership between Take Pride Winnipeg!, Billy Mosienko Lanes, Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, Johner’s Windsor Plywood, Benjamin Moore/Portage Avenue Paints and Winnipeg Foundation.