Dale Hawerchuk Way proposed name for entrance to Sadlon Arena from Bayview Drive

Hawerchuk coached the Barrie Colts for nine OHL seasons

For Councillor Gary Harvey, the puck stops at the parking lot entrance off Bayview Drive into the Sadlon Arena.

Harvey wants the stretch named in memory of Dale Hawerchuk and in recognition of his nine years as head coach of the Barrie Colts.

City council general committee gave tentative approval to the idea at Monday night’s meeting.

Harvey wants staff to work with the Barrie Colts to determine an unveiling that would coincide with other events being planned to honour Hawerchuk

The former Winnipeg Jets star died last August after a year-long battle with stomach cancer. He was 57.

Hawerchuk was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.

Prior to the NHL draft last October, the Jets announced that they made a slight chance to their 10th-anniversary logo to pay tribute to Hawerchuk.

The club also plans to honour his memory with a statue.

Hawerchuk’s son, Eric, has created Hawerchuk Strong. Charities close to the heart of Eric’s dad benefit from events taking place in Hawerchuk’s name.

General committee’s decision must still be rubberstamped by City Council at its next meeting on May 10.