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Gonzo For Gunzo's

Longtime Chicago hockey fans always think fondly of Gunzo’s, a hockey equipment store opened by Wally “Gunzo” Humeniuk in the 1960’s. Humeniuk was a backup goalie for the 1961 Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks — his name even appears as “Wally ‘Gunzo’ Humeniuk” on the Cup. Humeniuk died in 1987, but the store now has six locations; the company is now run by Keith R. Jackson.

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And how did he get that great nickname? This Sun-Times article explains:

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How did Wally get the name “Gunzo”?

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After Jackson stopped laughing, he replied: “Very few know that answer. I know it came from his duty in the Korean War. Gunzo was a very well-endowed individual. We’ll leave it at that.”

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You can’t make this stuff up. Rock on, Gunzo’s.