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BC Hockey Hall of Fame announces 2012 inductees

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – The British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame welcomes an elite class of 2012 Inductees. NHL veteran players, Scott Niedermayer and Rod Brind'Amour join BC Hockey Hall of Fame founder Scott Carter, popular Hockey broadcaster Jim Hughson and longtime hockey administrator and coach Bob Hindmarch as 2012 BCHHF Inductees.

Scott Niedermayer, is the only Canadian player to win six major championships. Scott, from Cranbrook, BC, has won the Stanley Cup, Memorial Cup, World Junior Hockey Championship, IIHF Men's World Championship, Olympic Gold and a World Cup Championship. The retired All Star Defenceman, played 18 seasons in the NHL winning 4 Stanley Cups, James Norris Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy as Stanley Cup MVP. Niedermayer played 3 seasons with Kamloops Blazers of the WHL before embarking on an illustrious NHL career. He played 1,263 NHL games recording 740 points.

Rod Brind'Amour, from Campbell River, BC, was drafted by the St Louis Blues in the first round of the 1988 NHL draft after starring with Michigan State of the CCHA. Brind'Amour played 20 seasons in the NHL, 1,484 NHL games scoring 452 goals and 732 assists. Rod represented Canada on numerous occasions, including the World Juniors, World Championships and the Olympics. The former Captain of the Carolina Hurricanes won a Stanley Cup in 2006 and was the recipient of the Selke Trophy. He is currently a member of the Management team with the NHL Carolina Hurricanes.

Scott Carter, a founding member of the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991. He was a key figure in establishing a venue and providing a significant hockey historic attraction, honouring BC's teams, players, media and builders of the sport. Carter has had a lifelong association with hockey at all levels of the game, including the Penticton franchise of the BCHL. He has scouted for the Vancouver Canucks, Anaheim Ducks and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Carter is an executive with Vaughn Custom Sports.

Jim Hughson, a native of Fort St John, BC, has been a highly regarded NHL Hockey Broadcaster since the mid 1970's. Hughson called the play by play of the Vancouver Canucks and the Toronto Maple Leafs for several seasons before establishing himself as one of the top National hockey broadcasters with TSN, Sportsnet and CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. Hughson has won 5 Gemini Awards and is noted for his enthusiastic and professional broadcasting ability. He has broadcast World Junior Hockey Championships and numerous NHL games and Stanley Cup series.

Dr. Robert (Bob) Hindmarch is a native of Nanaimo, BC and has made an impact at many aspects of the game of hockey. He has been very influential in development programs for players and coaches throughout BC. Hindmarch coached UBC Thunderbirds from 1965-1972 (210 wins). He authored numerous publications, articles and studies on hockey development. He established, along with Father David Bauer, the Canadian National Men's Team at UBC. Manager and Assistant Coach of the Canadian Olympic Team in 1964. Director of the CAHA, Chairman of several hockey committees and recipient of the Gordon Juckes Award. He was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, BC Sports Hall of Fame and received the Order of BC in 2010.

The BC Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in Penticton on Friday July 27, 2012.

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