Dale Hawerchuk had his last chemotherapy treatment on Monday, and he now hopes to have passed the K. O. cancer.
The former Winnipeg Jets was discovered that he had cancer of the stomach in August when he went to the hospital due to gastric reflux. It has also undergone a gastrectomy, removal of part of the stomach, in the month of January.
“He was able to ring the “Bell of hope” coming out, said his son Eric on his Twitter account. We “hope” that this is the end of a long journey, but it’s ready for anything. Thank you to all those who have reached out. It means a lot to us.”
Having retired from the national hockey League (NHL) in 1997, Hawerchuk is the head coach of the Colts of Barrie, in the junior hockey League Ontario (OHL), since 2010. However, he took a leave of absence before last season to concentrate on his fight against cancer.
In 1188 games in the NHL with the Jets, the Sabres from Buffalo, the Blues of St. Louis and the Philadelphia Flyers, Hawerchuk scored 518 goals and totaled 1409 points.