Nearly 250 people were present as the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame (IHHF) recently inducted its 19th class of inductees into its Hall of Fame. The honored inductees who were inducted on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at the Belvedere Banquet Hall in Elk Grove were (pictured above from left back row) John Janda, Mike McPartlin, Dave Zednik, Bob Janecyk, (from left front row) Gary Como, Lisa McCormick, Cindy Fuji, Cheryl Clare (for deceased Jim Clare) and Anders Sorensen — Not pictured Todd Channell
Illinois hockey has a very long and rich hockey history, due in large part, to the foundation laid down by these inductees. Their tireless dedication in making sure every individual who had a desire to participate in this great sport has had the opportunity to do so.
The mission statement of the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame is as follows: “To honor the excellence of those individuals who, through their exceptional endeavors both on and off the ice, have contributed in an extraordinary way to enhance the sport and image of hockey in Illinois.”
On behalf of everyone involved in the game of hockey, we admire and thank each of the inductees into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2023. They truly are in a class all their own!