Hockey Hall of Fame 2013 Inductions

** by Bill Kwan **

The final day was the televised ceremony with festivities inside the Hall Of Fame with a “who’s who” of celebrities and athletes.  John Cusack, John McEnroe, Cindy Crawford, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kid Rock, Jeremy Roenick, Wayne Gretzky, Dennis Maruk and Brian Kilray were some of the special guest in the audience for this yearly event.

The Weekend was filled with a media introduction and ring ceremony at the Hall.  Saturday was the alumni game featuring Team Daryl  Sittler vs Team Lanny McDonald at the old Maple Leaf Gardens. A fun game of “Shinny” to reminisce about the past hockey players who skated the famed Maple Leaf Gardens.  A good change from the past events which was held at the Air Canada Centre.

The final day was the televised ceremony with festivities inside the Hall Of Fame with a “who’s who” of celebrities and athletes.  John Cusack, John McEnroe, Cindy Crawford, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kid Rock, Jeremy Roenick, Wayne Gretzky, Dennis Maruk and Brian Kilray were some of the special guest in the audience for this yearly event.

Some heart felt speeches were made by each individual participant during their moment on the podium.  It’s always great to see former team mates attend to support their fellow athletes.   And as illustrious as this years induction, next years should be just as high profile.