(Per USA Hockey release)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Kevin Collins, Jack Parker, Ben Smith, Ron Wilson and Scott Young will be enshrined into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2017, it was announced today by USA Hockey.
“Each of the inductees has contributed in extraordinary fashion to the growth and development of hockey in our country,” said Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey. “The members of the Class of 2017 have positively impacted the game, from the grassroots to the highest levels, through playing, coaching and officiating. We very much look forward to formally enshrining each of them into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame later this year.”
Four of the five Mass natives being inducted are current members in the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame:
Kevin Collins - Inducted 2008
Jack Parker - Inducted 2016
Ben Smith - Inducted 1999
Scott Young - Inducted 2002