COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that Grand Forks, N.D., has been selected to host the 2007 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.
The event will be held in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, and marks the first time ever the event has been held in North Dakota.
“We’re extremely pleased to be bringing this event to Grand Forks,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “Combined with the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game on Saturday, it will be a terrific weekend to celebrate the Class of 2007 and their outstanding contributions to our sport. We know that the great staff and facility at Ralph Engelstad Arena and the wonderful people of Grand Forks and the Red River Valley region will help make it a memorable weekend.”
“It is an honor to be selected to host another prestigious USA Hockey event in our community,” said Jody Hodgson, general manager of Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Ticket information for the event will be announced later this month.
NOTES: The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2007 will be announced by USA Hockey tomorrow (Aug. 15). A media conference call with the inductees is slated for 2 p.m. ET on Aug. 15 … The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, which was founded in 1973, has 130 enshrinees … The Betty Engelstad Sioux Center opened on August 24, 2004, and is the newest addition to the Ralph Engelstad Arena Complex … The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game, pitting defending national champion Michigan State against host North Dakota is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. A limited number of tickets remain and may be purchased at the Ralph Engelstad box office, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 701-772-5151.