Legends of Hockey - Induction Showcase - Scotty Bowman
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Announcement of the 2003 Inductees   Wednesday, June 11, 2003
2003 Induction Gala Monday, November 3, 2003

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Scotty Bowman Appointed To
Selection Committee

Legendary NHL coach to provide unique insight on Hall of Fame selections

TORONTO (April 2, 2003) -- Jim Gregory, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, announced today that former NHL coach and executive Scotty Bowman has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Bowman replaces Cliff Fletcher whose term expired on March 31, 2003.

"The Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to welcome Scotty to our team," said Jim Gregory. "Scotty's reputation in our sport is impeccable and his ability to assist in the evaluation of future nominees will be appreciated. I would also like to thank Cliff Fletcher for his contributions during his term on the Selection Committee."

Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991 in the Builders' Category, Scotty Bowman's success over his 30-year NHL coaching career includes nine Stanley Cup victories - one more than the legendary Toe Blake. Bowman also holds the NHL record for most playoff games won at 353. Bowman retired from coaching after leading the Detroit Red Wings to the Stanley Cup in 2002 and currently serves as a consultant to the team.

"I am thrilled to be included amongst such a distinguished group of hockey people," said Bowman. "I am looking forward to participating in the selection process for such a prestigious institution honouring excellence in the game of hockey."

The Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee will meet on June 11, 2003 in Toronto to consider the nominees for induction this year. The 2003 Induction Celebration will be held on Monday, November 3rd at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

The Hockey Hall of Fame will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary at BCE Place in Toronto on June 18, 2003. Founded in 1943, the Hockey Hall of Fame's statement of purpose is "to honour and preserve the history of the game of ice hockey and, in particular, those who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of the game".

For more information, please contact:

Kelly Masse
Hockey Hall of Fame
(416) 933-8212

As appointed by the Board of Directors on March 27, 2003

James Gregory
Toronto, Ontario
Al Arbour Long Boat Key, Florida
Scott Bowman East Amherst, New York
Ed Chynoweth Calgary, Alberta
John Davidson Bedford, New York
Mike Emrick Port Huron, Michigan
Red Fisher Montreal, Quebec
Emile Francis West Palm Beach, Florida
Dick Irvin Montreal, Quebec
Stan Mikita Chicago, Illinois
Richard M. Patrick Vienna, Virginia
Marty Pavelich Big Sky, Montana
Patrick Quinn Toronto, Ontario
Bertrand Raymond Montreal, Quebec
Serge Savard Montreal, Quebec
Frank Selke Islington, Ontario
Harry Sinden Boston, Massachusetts
Frank Udvari Kitchener, Ontario

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