USA Hockey Hall of Fame 2013 induction class announced

Bruce Bennett

USA Hockey announced the five member induction class of 2013.

The United States Hockey Hall of Fame has inducted five new members, USA Hockey announced on Thursday morning.

The class of 2013 includes Cindy Curley, Bill Guerin, Peter Karmanos Jr., Ron Mason and Doug Weight. The date and location of the induction event will be announced later this summer.

Curley holds the record for most assists, goals and points at the IIHF Women's World Championship. She recorded 11 goals, 12 assists and 23 points in the tournament's inaugural running in 1990. In 2002, she was inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2013, she was elected to the Athletic Hall of Fame at Providence College.

Guerin spent 18 seasons in the NHL and won the Stanley Cup on two occasions (1995, 2009). In addition, he played for Team USA at seven different events, including three Winter Olympics and two World Cups. Guerin aided in the USA's silver medal at the 2002 Olympics and their gold medal at the 1996 World Cup.

Karmanos is the owner and chief executive officer of the Carolina Hurricanes. In addition, he owns the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League and the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. In 1998, the NHL honored him with the Lester Patrick award for his service to hockey in the United States.

Mason has compiled a distinguished resume as a contributor to college hockey. Winning 924 career games over 36 seasons, Mason has led Lake Superior State University, Bowling Green and Michigan State. His win total ranks second in the history of college hockey. He is a member of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, as well as the individual Hall of Fames at each of his three coaching stops.

Weight spent 19 seasons as a player in the NHL and is currently employed as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders. In addition to winning the Stanley Cup in 2006, Weight dressed for nine international competitions, which included three Olympics and two World Cups. He earned a gold medal at the 1996 World Cup and a silver medal at the 2002 Olympics.

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