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RI Hockey HOF virtual induction set for Aug. 28

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Posted 8/25/21

The RI Hockey Hall of Fame has announced that the enshrinements of its Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be broadcast on WSBE TV36 on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 10 pm.

The safely pre-recorded TV …

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RI Hockey HOF virtual induction set for Aug. 28

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The RI Hockey Hall of Fame has announced that the enshrinements of its Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be broadcast on WSBE TV36 on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 10 pm.

The safely pre-recorded TV Enshrinement Special has been produced in lieu of the previously scheduled in-person induction events postponed by the pandemic.

“We’ve been working on this production since February,” noted Hall of Fame chairman, Vincent Cimini. “Inductee acceptance speeches have been taped from all over the country at venues associated with each inductee’s hockey career.”

Along with videos capturing the highlights of each inductee’s hockey journey, congratulatory messages from past enshrinees and some of the game’s most famous personalities will also be featured in the program.

Class of 2020 inductees include Tim Army, David Capuano, Lou Cimini, Jack Ferreira, Jim Fullerton, Paul Guay, and Garth Snow.

The 2021 HOF Class includes George Army, Bob Gaudreau, Art Lesieur and David Quinn.

The Malcolm Greene Chace Trophy, awarded for “Lifetime Contribution of a Rhode Islander to the Game of Hockey”, will be presented to Barrington’s Sylvester “Buster” Clegg. Cimini also noted that camera-phone videos from family, friends and fans have been collected over the past four months to allow them to be part of the celebration as part of a custom audience created
for each inductee.

The 90-minute TV special, hosted by Dale Arnold, will be also be re-broadcast several times on WSBE and the WSBE “Learn Channel”.

It will also be available “On Demand” and on the Hall’s website
www.RIHHOF.com.

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