Share with your Friends

'Best hockey night' is underway

Monday, 11.12.2012 / 7:48 PM

By Dan Rosen - Senior Writer / 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame blog

Share with your Friends

2012 Hockey Hall of Fame blog
'Best hockey night' is underway

TORONTO -- The 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony has started.

"This is the best hockey night on the calendar," TSN host James Duthie said in his opening remarks. "Tonight we celebrate the game, it's legacy, and the individuals that make the game so great."

Duthie continued in his remarks by going through the list of legends being honored -- Pavel Bure, Mats Sundin, Joe Sakic and Adam Oates.

"They have earned this moment, hockey immortality," Duthie said before turning the microphone over to Hockey Hall of Fame Chairman and CEO Bill Hay.

Hay said achieving honored membership in the Hall means "achieving greatness…over a long period." He said the Hall was honored and proud to host Bure, Sudin, Sakic and Oates plus all of their family members.

Hay then continued to thank all of the workers and volunteers, the members of the Selection Committee and the viewers at home.

"Please enjoy with us the ceremonies and the evening," Hay concluded.

Up first, Pavel Bure.


Follow Dan Rosen on Twitter: @drosennhl

Quote of the Day

Guys were making fun of him a little bit after his breakaway that he shot right in [Jake Allen's] chest, but after that he turned it up to beast mode and buried a couple there.

— Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo on teammate Derek MacKenzie, who scored twice in a 3-1 victory against the Blues on Tuesday
World Cup of Hockey 2016