Normand "Bill" Belisle, Craig Janney, and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey Team were formally enshrined into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame this evening during a sold-out ceremony at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
In addition to the induction of the Class of 2016, Pat Kelly and Mark Howe both received the National Hockey League's Lester Patrick Trophy.
"It was a tremendous evening honoring some extraordinary people who have left an indelible mark on the fabric of hockey in the United States and around the world," said Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey.
For complete coverage of tonight's celebration, including remarks from the Class of 2016, continue to visit USHockeyHallofFame.com.
Notes: USA Hockey took over responsibilities for the selection process and induction event associated with the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006 ... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame was incorporated in 1969 and inducted its first class in 1973. To date, there are 169 enshrined members in the Hall ... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, located in Eveleth, Minnesota, is open daily. For hours of operation and admission prices, visit USHockeyHall.com or call 800-443-7825.