Inductee Rick Jeanneret addresses attendees on behalf of class
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame introduced its class of 2012 on Wednesday June 6 in the Pavilion area at the First Niagara Center. Board president, Therese Forton-Barnes, announced the latest 14 member addition to the hall.
This class joins a rich heritage of men and women who starred in and around the Buffalo Niagara region during their playing days who are enshrined in the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.
This is the 22nd class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1991, and brings total membership to 254.
Current Buffalo Sabres television and radio play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret, presented remarks on behalf of the class. Jeanneret, the longest tenured announcer in the National Hockey League (NHL), began his NHL broadcasting career with the Sabres during the 1971-72 season.
Thirteen former athletes, administrators and coaches make up the 2012 class. Four of the 14 will be inducted posthumously as part of the Pride of Western New York. The 2012 class will be officially introduced on October 17th at the GBSHOF dinner in the Buffalo Hyatt Regency.
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