Aces Mark, horse named for former King scouts, to run on 9/11
Nice piece here by Canadian press writer Chris Johnston on Aces Mark, the horse named after Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis, the Kings scouts who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 when their flight from Boston to Los Angeles was hijacked and flown into one of the towers of the World Trade Center.
Not only is the horse running on the anniversary of the tragedy, it's running on the first day of the Kings' rookie camp in El Segundo.
Even after all these years I still instinctively search the stands during training camp to look for Ace, who used to sit there with scouts and reporters and telling hockey stories.
Here's some background from Chicago Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville, a part-owner of the horse.