AHAI Foundation Announces Inductees into the 13th Class of the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame

The Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 13th class of inductees into its Hall of Fame. The honored inductees this year are:

Players’ Category
Gino Cavallini
Steve Poapst

Builders’ Category
Rafe Aybar
Jerry Ballard
Rich Blight
Terry Juliar
Jim Neville
Shari Wolfe

Officials’ Category
Dave Edwards
Peter Moffat

The IHHF Induction Dinner will be held in their honour on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Belvedere Banquet Hall located at 1170 West Devon Avenue in Elk Grove Village beginning at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available by contacting Norm Spiegel at 847/269-2922 or e-mail Norm at jacole@comcast.net.

Joining in honoring this special group of inductees will be several of the past inductees into the Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees, and all of the past inductees have demonstrated, through their actions over the years, their personal commitment in making a difference in the lives of thousands of Illinois youth and the Illinois hockey community.

Illinois hockey has a very long and rich hockey history, due in large part, to the foundation laid down by these inductees. Their tireless dedication in making sure every individual who had a desire to participate in this great sport has had the opportunity to do so.

The mission statement of the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame is as follows: “To honor the excellence of those individuals who, through their exceptional endeavors both on and off the ice, have contributed in an extraordinary way to enhance the sport and image of hockey in Illinois.”

On behalf of everyone involved in the game of hockey, we admire and thank each of the inductees into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017. They truly are in a class of their own.

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