August 21, 2010
WHA Hall of Fame
It's true. It's actually mostly an online entity. You can't go see it. But, if you're lucky, it will come to your former WHA city near you.
World Hockey Association Hall of Fame founder and Indianapolis based filmmaker Tim Gassen is behind the whole project. He created a WHA Hall of Fame advisory board who meet to discuss enshrinement of former WHA greats.
This summer Gassen has gotten out and taken the WHA Hall of Fame to the people.
They visited Hartford where 5000 people gathered for the Hartford Whalers Fan Fest. Gordie, Mark and Marty Howe were all on hand as they, along with deceased wife/mother Colleen, were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Then it was off to Winnipeg, for the reunion and induction of the Jets' famous Hot Line - Bobby Hull, Ulf Nilsson and Anders Hedberg. Gassen also premiered his newest film - Remembering the WHA Jets.
Later this month the group heads to Cleveland to celebrate Andre Lacroix Hall of Fame Day. Lacroix is the WHA's all time leading scorer. Pat Stapleton and Kim Clackson are among those expected to attend.
Earlier this summer the group travelled to New Jersey where they partook in the famous MeiGray Jersey Expo.