Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Announces 15th Class of Inductees!


The Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame announces the 15th class of inductees into its Hall of Fame. The honored inductees this year are:

PLAYERS’ CATEGORY
Don Granato
Tim Stapleton

COACHES’ CATEGORY
John Conenna
Jim Friberg
Chuck Linkenheld
Kenny McCudden
Sylvain Turcotte

BUILDERS’ CATEGORY
Lynne Bournazos
Tim Gabel
Rich Jecmen

OFFICIALS’ CATEGORY
Steve Drews
Randy Krawiec

Illinois hockey has a very long and rich hockey history, due in large part, to the foundation laid down by these inductees and 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 IHHF Induction Dinner will be held in their honour on Sunday, January 26, 2020 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 email 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.

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 2019. They truly are in a class of their own.



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