WHEN: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 | 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
WHERE: KeyBank Discovery Theater at Imagination Station (1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH, 43604) | Directions & Parking
The Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame Committee will introduce the 2021 class during Walleye Winterfest on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the brand-new KeyBank Discovery Theater at Imagination Station in downtown Toledo. Seven hockey greats will be inducted into the fifth class of the Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame at the event. The inductees are listed below.
There are less than 150 general admission tickets available for this event, so get yours as soon as possible. Tickets are $30.
2021 TOLEDO HOCKEY HALL OF FAME CLASS
Rick Corriveau (Toledo Storm: 1992-96)
John Gravel (Toledo Blades: 1963-64, 68-70; Toledo Hornets: 1970-74)
Ian MacPhee (Toledo Goaldiggers: 1974-79)
Roger Maisonneuve (Toledo Mercurys: 1957-62)
Lorne Molleken (Toledo Goaldiggers: 1982-83)
Nick Vitucci (Toledo Storm: 1993-95, 1997-98; Toledo Walleye: 2009-14)
Don Westbrooke (Toledo Blades: 1963-67; Toledo Goaldiggers: 1974-77)
The nomination and subsequent selection of candidates was determined by the Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame committee, made up of former coaches, players, team historians, media representatives, and with input from Toledo hockey fans during the voting phase.
The defenseman from Welland, Ontario played four seasons with the Toledo Storm, racking up 207 points (63 goals, 144 assists) in 191 regular season games, along with 7 goals and 25 assists in 28 playoff games. He was a member of the back-to-back ECHL Riley Cup Championship teams in 1993 and 1994.
The defenseman from Montreal, Quebec played seven seasons with the Toledo Blades and Hornets and was a member of the Blades’ 1964 Turner Cup Championship team. He won the IHL Governors’ Trophy in 1970 as the league’s top defenseman.
The right winger from Edmonton, Alberta played five seasons in Toledo, helping the Goaldiggers win the 1975 and 1978 IHL Turner Cup titles. He's third on the all-time Goaldiggers scoring list with 140 goals and 193 assists, and racked up 855 penalty minutes in 377 regular season games. MacPhee added 19 goals and 36 assists in 61 playoff games.
The left winger from Templeton, Quebec played four seasons with the Toledo Mercurys. He is the all-time leading goal-scorer in Mercury history and second in points (161G; 161A) in 253 regular season games. He went on to play with the U.S. National Team in 1966.
The goalie from Regina, Saskatchewan backstopped back-to-back Turner Cup titles for the Goaldiggers. He was awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy in 1982 and 1983 for lowest goals-against-average in the IHL. After retiring as a player, he went on to become head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks (1998-2000).
The goalie from Welland, Ontario played three seasons with the Toledo Storm, and was a member of the 1994 Riley Cup Championship team. He remains ECHL all-time leader for career goalie wins with 265. Vitucci took over as Storm head coach mid-way through the 2003-04 season and coached the team during its final three seasons, and won 2005 John Brophy Award as ECHL Coach of the Year. He was named the first head coach of the Toledo Walleye, and guided the team for five seasons. Vitucci was inducted into the inaugural class of the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2008.
The winger from Collingwood, Ontario played seven seasons in Toledo, helping them capture three IHL Turner Cup titles in 1964, 1967 and 1975. He was the winner of the 1964 Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy as IHL rookie of the year, and recorded 393 points in 359 regular season games in Toledo (173 goals, 220 assists).
TOLEDO HOCKEY HALL OF FAME
- 2016 Inductees: Ted Garvin, Virgil Gladieux, Rick Judson, Glenn Ramsey, Kyle Rogers
- 2017 Inductees: William Chalmers. Mark Deazeley, Dirk Graham, Greg Jablonski, Paul Tantardini
- 2018 Inductees: Dave Falkenberg, Bill Inglis, Jim McCabe, Bill Mitchell, Andy Mulligan
- 2019 Inductees: Maurice Benoit, Mike Eruzione, John McGrath, Chris McSorley, Greg Puhalski