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.â†µ
And how did he get that great nickname? This Sun-Times article explains:â†µ
How did Wally get the name “Gunzo”?â†µ
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.”â†µ
You can’t make this stuff up. Rock on, Gunzo’s.