Last night during a ceremony and dinner in Detroit, the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inducted five new members to its prestigious ranks. Cindy Curley, Bill Guerin, Peter Karmanos, Jr., Ron Mason and Doug Weight are proud to be the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Also during the ceremony, Kevin Allen was presented with the National Hockey League’s Lester Patrick Trophy.
Some quotes from the ceremony include:
“I’m grateful to play at the rec level before moving on to be fortunate to play at the college level and wear the USA jersey.” –Cindy Curley, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2013
“Ever since 1980, the Miracle on Ice, I had to play for U.S. I had to represent my country.”–Bill Guerin, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2013
“As a builder, you don’t get many stats or achievements, but you get a lot of rewards seeing those players succeed.” –Peter Karmanos, Jr., U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2013
“You can’t dream about these awards. It’s special. It’s great to see the quality and type of people that made the game better.” –Ron Mason, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2013
“Everyone I’ve crossed paths with has given me an incredible experience. I’m so humbled to share the stage with this class.” –Doug Weight, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2013
“There will always be journalism but it’ll take on different forms. It’s not about being first it’s about being right.”–Kevin Allen, 2013 Lester Patrick Trophy winner
“Kevin Allen remains the paragon of journalism. He is the voice of reason that rises above a critical media world.”–Gary Bettman, National Hockey League Commisioner
“This is a very special evening and a shining example of the growth of hockey in the U.S. over the last several decades.” –Ron DeGregorio, president of USA Hockey
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum is located in Eveleth, Minn., and is open daily.