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Guerin, Weight headline 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class

Jul 25, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

Bill Guerin Getty Images

This year’s U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class is a doozy.

Headlining this year’s group to be honored are former NHL stars Bill Guerin and Doug Weight. Both are Stanley Cup winners (Guerin twice, Weight once) and each played in three Olympics for Team USA. Overall, Weight represented America at nine international events while Guerin did so at seven.

Both players were also college hockey stars as well with Guerin playing at Boston College and Weight for Lake Superior State.

This year’s other inductees are nothing to sneeze at either. Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr., legendary college hockey coach Ron Mason, and women’s hockey pioneer Cindy Curley round out the class.

Karmanos’ legacy as an owner isn’t one that’s well-remembered in Hartford after uprooting the Whalers, but after 50+ years of building hockey at all levels in the United States he’s more than earned the honor.

Mason finished his coaching career with 924 wins, a mark that was tops in college hockey until BC’s Jerry York surpassed that mark this past season. His legacy as a coach at Michigan State, Bowling Green, and Lake Superior State makes him a legend amongst coaches.

Curley’s work to establish women’s hockey in the United States cannot be stated enough. She was a member of the first IIHF Women’s World Championship team in 1990 and represented the U.S. in numerous tournaments to follow that. As a pioneer of the game for women in America, it’s about time she was recognized for her work.

  1. somekat - Jul 25, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Really? As long as Guerin played, and the best you can do is a pick in a Flyers jersey? He spent like 20, very bad, games in Philly

    • claudegirwho - Jul 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM

      That’s an insult to put him in that jersey

      • girouxed - Jul 26, 2013 at 1:40 PM

        Really please dont do that.

  2. howintensive - Jul 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Guerin and Weight played together for Edmonton, St Louis, and the Islanders. Why not just choose a picture of the both of them from one of those teams?

    Also, I’m actually surprised that Ron Mason wasn’t already in the US Hall of Fame.

  3. President Charles Logan - Jul 25, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    he was cut right as the pre season ended ,he didnt even play a regular season game for the flyers lol and they use this pic?? , i know why , to goad all of us into a bunch of comments

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jul 25, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      Yeah that’s what I thought. I couldn’t remember him playing a single game in a Flyers uniform. But he was invited to camp on a tryout and he didn’t make it out of the preseason. It is an odd choice for a picture… guess it’s meant to insult Pens fans.

  4. dueman - Jul 25, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    I think that this will be on of those years where some of the people that have been passed over will get in.

  5. rickyspanish24 - Jul 25, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    So BillGuerin retires and now all of a sudden BillGuerin is just Guerin? No way. Most players may be called by their last name, but not BillGuerin. He is, and always will be, BillGuerin. Saying Guerin just sounds so wrong.

    • claysbar - Jul 25, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      Billy G

  6. mcdall20 - Jul 25, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    As a Flyers fan, the picture is ridiculous! I couldn’t even remember Guerin playing in Philly, but forgot about the pre-season tryout he got. C’mon PHT – you can and should do better than that!

  7. vanindeed - Jul 25, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    I remember Guerin and Weight in Edmonton. Last time they were relevant

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