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ADK Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

February 16, 2012

GLENS FALLS, NY - The Adirondack Phantoms are proud to announce the nominees for the 2012 class for the Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame presented by Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the third class of the AHHOF will take place on April 6, in Heritage Hall at the Glens Falls Civic Center, prior to that night's game against the Albany Devils.

Once again, the fans get to take part in the selection process! Fans can submit their votes for up to two of the nominees by sending an email to sdewitt@phantomshockey.com before February 26. One email per fan please. Please include "Hall of Fame" in the subject line.

The fans' collective decision for their top two candidates will count as one of the votes. And the rest of the voting will come from the Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame Committee which is comprised of area hockey historians, former professional players and hockey executives, media members and youth hockey organizers.

It is an impressive group of nominees with a wide range of outstanding credentials representing area hockey at a variety of levels.

The Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame presented by Glens Falls National Bank

The nominees for the 2012 class of the Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame presented by Glens Falls National Bank are:

Dave Casey
* Glens Falls native, lived in Glens Falls for more than 26 years
* Long time head trainer for Adirondack Red Wings
* Served the team in 1253 games including 135 playoff games
* Only person in Adirondack hockey history to earn 4 Calder Cup rings
* Served the Adirondack Red Wings for the first fourteen years of the franchise, missing just 2 of over 1200 games in that era
* Has coached 3 sports at high school level: football, basketball, baseball

Murray Eaves
* Calgary, Alberta native
* Played 57 games in the NHL with Winnipeg Jets & Detroit Red Wings
* Played on Canadian National Team in 1992 & 1994
* Played with Adirondack Red Wings 1987-90
* Scored 39+ goals with Adirondack in three straight seasons including career high 46 goals in 1988-89 to lead the Red Wings to their third Calder Cup Championship.
* Finished 2nd in AHL in assists (72) and points (118) that season.
* Assitant Coach of Adirondack Red Wings for 3 seasons from 1995-98
* Won the AHL's Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award, awarded to the player best exemplifying sportsmanship, determination, and dedication to hocky, 2 seasons in a row (1988-89 & 1989-90)
* Head Coach at prestigious Shattuck St. Mary's in Minnesota.

Dale Krentz
* Left wing from Steinbach, Manitoba
* Played 3 years at Michigan State
* Player with Adirondack Red Wings for 5 seasons (1985-90) scoring 30+ goals in three of those seasons.
* Career high 39 goals with Adirondack Red Wings in 1987-88 tying for team lead. Named to AHL second-team.
* Played 30 games in NHL with Detroit Red Wings

Peter Mahovlich
* Retired Canadian hockey player and head coach
* Played 2 seasons with Adirondack Red Wings (1980-1982) at the end of his NHL career. Played in all 80 games and scored 22 goals in his last pro season in 1981-82.
* 16-year NHL career, totaled 288 goals and 485 assists for 773 points in 884 games. 30+ goals in 5 seasons with Montreal.
* Scored key shorthanded goal for Team Canada in Game 2 of the 1972 Summit Series vs. the Soviet Union.
* Won four Stanley Cups with Montreal Canadiens from 1971-77.
* Head coach in IHL, CHL, AHL
* Currently a pro scout for Florida Panthers and resides in Queensbury

Norm Maracle
* Standout goaltender for Adirondack Red Wings 1994-1999
* Led AHL with 34 wins in 1996-1997
* AHL Second All-Star team with Adirondack Red Wings, 1997 & 1998
* Led AHL in games (66) and minutes (3709) with Adirondack Red Wings, 1997-98
* Goaltender in NHL for Detroit Red Wings and Atlanta Thrashers
* Still active in pro hockey and currently plays with German team. Has been playing in Russia, Germany or Austria since 2003.
* Native of Belleville, Ontario

Ted Nolan
* From First Nation Reserve outside Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
* Active in his Ted Nolan Foundation benefitting helping First Nation youth in Canada
* Adirondack Red Wings for 5 seasons (1979-84). Scored career high 24 goals, 40 assists in 1982-83.
* Played 78 NHL games in the 1980s with Detroit and Pittsburgh.
* OHL coach of the year in 1991 with Sault Ste. Marie.
* Assistant coach in the NHL for the Hartford Whalers 1994/95.
* Head coach of Buffalo Sabres for 2 seasons, 1995-1997
* Head coach of New York Islanders, 2006-08
* Currently head coach of Latvia men's national ice hockey team

Dave Strader
* Glens Falls Native
* Professional broadcast career began as radio announcer and public relations director for the Adirondack Red Wings from 1979-1984 including team's first Calder Cup in 1981
* Play-by-play announcer for NHL on NBC and NBC-Sports Network
* Has previously worked as broadcaster for Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Phoenix Coyotes and ESPN coverage of NHL hockey and NCAA college basketball
* Broadcasts the Stanley Cup Finals on NHL's International feed
* Hockey Play-by-play announcer for NBC's coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy
* A two-time New York State Broadcasters Association honoree
* AHL's top public relations professional in 1984

Erin Whitten
* Glens Falls Native
* Member of the U.S. Women's National Ice Hockey Team from 1992-2001 including several medals in world championships.
* USA Hockey Women's Player of the Year 1994
* Starting goalie for the 1992 and 1994 World Championships
* 3-time All-American goaltender
* 4-time ECAC Goalie of the year
* First woman to participate in AHL, ECHL, CHL, COHL game
* First woman to win a professional hockey game 1993
* Associate Head Coach at University of New Hampshire

The Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame, presented by Glens Falls National Bank, began in 2010 to establish a lasting tribute to those who have developed and promoted the popularity of hockey in the Adirondack region. The Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame ("AHHOF") honors and preserves the history of the game, and in particular, those who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the Adirondack region.

Current members of the Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame include: Huge Belanger, Bill Dineen, Jody Gage, Ned Harkness, Greg Joly, Glenn Merkosky and Barry Melrose.




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