Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame announces 2024 class

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On Tuesday, former Winnipeg Jets player Russ Romaniuk said he's honoured to part of the hall of fame's legacy. 680 CJOB's Kelly Moore said he's happy he could inspire a new generation of hockey lovers through his work – Jun 11, 2024

The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame has announced its 2024 class, which includes ex-NHLers, notable amateur players and teams, officials, builders, and a longtime 680 CJOB sports broadcaster.

The 2024 inductions also include, for the first time ever, a “grassroots” category, honouring a volunteer.

Among those inducted into the hall:

  • Russ Romaniuk (Winnipeg Jets, Philadelphia Flyers, Manitoba Moose)
  • Shane Hnidy (Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild)
  • Duvie Westcott (Columbus Blue Jackets)
  • Brad Maxwell (Minnesota North Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs, Quebec Nordiques, New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks)
  • Hal Winkler (Boston Bruins, New York Rangers)
  • Laurie Langrell (MJHL, EHL, IHL, WHL)
  • Southeast Prairie Thunder (2011-12 Allan Cup champions)
  • Cartwright Clippers (multiple SWHL championships between 1986 and 1992)
  • Harvey Bolton (referee and off-ice official)
  • Wayne Deschouwer (coach and manager)
  • Jack McKenzie (coach and league executive)
  • Kelly Moore (broadcaster, 680 CJOB)
  • Paul Krestanowich (referee)
  • Laurent Kerbrat (volunteer)
  • Ed Reigle (player/coach)

Nominations for the Hall come from public submissions, and are then reviewed by an independent selection committee, with new members inducted every two years.

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A gala dinner to welcome the 2024 inductees is planned for Oct. 5 at Canad Inns Polo Park.

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