Grier, Laraque Among Inductees For Black Ice Hockey And Sports Hall Of Fame

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: May 17, 2008

NOVA SCOTIA — The third Black Ice Hockey And Sports Hall Of Fame Conference Induction Committee announced the Inductees for the 2008 Black Ice Hockey And Sports Hall of Fame under the category of Ice Hockey.

Eight individuals and two teams will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at this year’s Black Hockey And Sports Hall of Fame Conference scheduled for August 15-16 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This year’s Inductees are:

The Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes 1894 to 1930

James “Cut” Brown – Dartmouth Jubilees – born Sept 1, 1860

Team Inductions 1894 to 1930

Halifax Eurekas 1903 – 1903 Colored League Champions Agustus “Gus” Adams -Forward, George Adams -Forward/Cover Point/Center Herbert W. Allison -Goal, George “Charlie” Tolliver – Point/Forward William “Harry” A. Flint -Goal/Point, Adolphus Francis Skinner -Team Captain George Taylor -Cover Point, James A. R. Kinney -Team Manager

The Truro Sheiks 1930 – 1930 Colored Hockey League Champions Edward “Eddie” Clyke, Stanley “Buster” Clyke , Joe Paris St. Claire ( Pansy) Byard, Lloyd Talbot, Wilfred Jordan Palmer Jordan, Ansel Clyke, Frederick “Ted” Dorrington ,Walter Simmonds Clyke , Team Manager: Joe Paris

Nova Scotia Hockey 1919 to 1935

William “Billy” Oliver – Acadia University, 1933-34 Jack Desmond -Africville Brown Bombers,1932-35

Professional/Senior Hockey 1934 to Present

Russell Voelz -Minneapolis Colored Monarchs, 1934 Mike Grier – San Jose Sharks, NHL Denny Clyke – Nova Scotia Senior Hockey, 1960s Georges Laraque -Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL

Women’s Ice Hockey

La Toya Clarke, University of Minnesota, 2000-2004

The 3rd Black Ice Hockey and Sports Hall Of Fame Conference scheduled for August 15-16 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada is designed to be a forum for the celebration, promotion, and understanding of the Black Athlete and his or her role in North American Society.

NOTE: For more information, please check out the Society of North American Hockey Historians And Researchers website at: www.sonahhr.com. Or you can send an e-mail to info@stryker-indigo.com