The Hamilton Huskies announced the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees at a Press Conference Monday morning.
The following four categories and inductees will celebrate and receive their awards at the Hall of Fame Dinner on June 17th.
Player Category: Steve Staios
Builder Category: Bob Nichols
Hamilton Hockey Award: Pat Quinn
Team Category: The 1981-82 Bantam AAAs
As well the Hamilton Huskies will recognize individuals from the past season by presenting Coach / Manager and Referee of the Year Awards.
Hamilton Huskies Coach of the Year:
AAA/AA – Chris Travale
MD – Jason MacLean
Hamilton Huskies Manager of the Year:
AAA/AA – Connie Boffa
MD – John Maskell
Referee of the Year:
All are welcome to come out and celebrate the 2016 Inductions and Individual Awards at the Hall of Fame Dinner on June 17th at Michelangelos. For information and tickets click here.
The Hamilton Huskies Hall of Fame Inductees for the class of 2016:
Player category: Steve Staios
Drafted in the 2nd Round 27th overall in 1991
Played in 1001 NHL games
Hired by Toronto Maple Leafs as Player Development Coach / Assistant Coach
Returned home to become President and now GM of the OHL Bulldogs
Played 7 years in Hamilton Minor Hockey
Played Major Junior for Niagara Falls Thunder and Sudbury
Played for Team Canada at the 2008 World Championship
Builder category: Bob Nichols
Coached Mount Hamilton Minor Hockey 1961 - 1969
Coached Police Minor 1970 - 1971
Managed Hamilton Huskies Juvenile 1971 - 1973
Founding Member of the Hamilton Minor Hockey Association - Hamilton Huskies
Founded in 1971 - Original Charter issued in 1973
Managed the Finnochio and Cupido Redwings 1974
Managed the Fincups Jr. B 1975
Secretary of the Kilty Jr B's 1977 - 1992
Secretary of the Kilty Jr A's 1993 - 2003
Managed for both Bert Templeton and Don Gallinger
Hamilton Hockey Award: Pat Quinn 1943 - 2014
Both played and coached in the NHL
Reached the Stanley Cup finals twice
Won 2 Memorial Cups, 1 as a player and 1 as a minority owner
Jack Adams Award (NHL coach of the year) in 1980 and 1992.
Winter Olympic gold medal with Team Canada in 2002.
World Cup championship with Team Canada in 2004.
IIHF U18 gold medal with Team Canada in 2008.
IIHF U20 gold medal with Team Canada in 2009.
On June 9, 2005, the city of Hamilton, Ontario, honoured Quinn at a special ceremony at Parkdale Arena, on the corner of Main Street East and Parkdale Avenue North, where the arena was officially renamed the Pat Quinn Parkdale Arena.
On June 8, 2006, Quinn returned to his hometown in Hamilton to accept an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from McMaster University.
Team category: The 1981-82 Bantam AAAs
Many players moved on to junior hockey and the NHL
Participated in the Loblaws Cup - Bantam AAA Provincial Championships
Kevin Hikida, Brad Stone, David Cizuki, Scott Tallach, Derek King, Bryan Connolly, David Rudd, Kevin Boyd, Chris Ridgewell, Ron Bernacci, Stu Chovenec, Shawn Scarfe, Terry Dobrichan, Steve Eydt, Brent Bochek, Steve Nott, Doug Baker (coach), Dan Lowry (assistant), Ned Bernacci (manager) and Wayne Grant (trainer)
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