USHL's Waterloo Black Hawks to Retire Pavelski's #8
Waterloo, Iowa-Joe Pavelski's number "8" will be retired to the Young Arena rafters in a special ceremony Saturday before the Waterloo Black Hawks host the Sioux City Musketeers. Pavelski, currently a forward for the San Jose Sharks, will be on hand for the occasion. Number 8 is the fifth number retired by the organization, joining numbers 2 (Bill Dobbyn), 7 (Black Hawk fans, the Seventh Man), 11 (Paul Johnson), and 23 (Ben Stadey).
"The biggest message he gave me is you better make an impact in a game every night. If you haven't made an impact late in a game, if you haven't blocked a shot, made a big hit, had a goal, you'd better grab someone and fight someone to make sure everybody in that building knew you played that night."
- Zenon Konopka on his mentor/coach John Brophy