Weight, Guerin selected for U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

July 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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COLORADO SPRINGS, July 25 (UPI) -- Doug Weight and Bill Guerin, together with 37 years in the NHL, have been selected to be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

Also in the 2013 class are Carolina Hurricane owner Peter Karmanos Jr., former Michigan State Coach Ron Mason and women's star Cindy Curley.

"This is a class that represents extraordinary contribution and success in many different areas of our sport," USA Hockey President Ron DeGregorio said Thursday. "It's a truly remarkable collection of individuals, all so very deserving of their place among immortals in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame."

Weight played for six teams in his 19 seasons in the NHL, totaling 278 goals and 755 assists in 1,238 games. He was on the Stanley Cup-winning Hurricanes in 2006.

Guerin played for eight teams in his 18-season career, scoring 429 goals and 427 assists. He appeared in 1,263 games. He was on two Stanley Cup champion teams.

Guerin's and Weight's career paths crossed in Edmonton, St. Louis and the New York Islanders. They also played together on three U.S. Olympic hockey teams.

Karmanos bought the Hurricanes franchise in 1994, moving it from Hartford in 1997. Carolina won the Stanley Cup in 2006 and made the finals in 2002.

Mason coached at Michigan State from 1979 to 2002. He also coached at Lake Superior State and Bowling Green, amassing 924 wins in 36 seasons. His win total is second-highest in college hockey history.

Curley set tournament records with 11 goals and 12 assist in five games in the first IIHF Women's World Championships in 1990. A college player at Providence, Curley played for the United States in the 1992 and 1994 World Championships.

The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Eveleth, Minn.

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