It's May 5, 1972. Paul Fendley gets ready to leave his family's Georgetown home headed for Guelph. There's a smile on his face.

Fendley, 19, is the star forward for the Guelph CMCs junior A hockey team.

In a few hours, the team will capture the city's first national championship in 20 years at a sold-out Memorial Gardens.

"See you after the game then," says his mom, Phoebe, as she always did before he headed to Guelph on game days.

The family would be in the stands that night as they were for almost all home games.

"See you after the game," her son replies, slipping out the side door.

Before the end of the day, Fendley would be in a coma, kept alive by machines at Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital. Following a bodycheck at centre ice, Fendley's helmet flew off and the back of his head smashed against the ice.

His skull was fractured and he suffered severe brain damage.

Three days later, the family gave permission to take him off life support and Fendley became part of Guelph hockey history. The Guy That Got Killed In A Game.

Thirty-five years later the memory of Fendley is as faded as the dimly lit photograph that hangs in a hallway outside the Sleeman Centre.

"He kind of got forgotten and that's sad," says longtime Guelph hockey fan Bill Scott. "Here's a kid that died playing hockey for Guelph. He should be remembered."