When the Worcester Sharks moved on to San Jose, California to become the Barracuda at the end of the 2014-15 AHL season all the pages on the WorSharks old website were removed and many important bits of Worcester hockey history were lost forever. One of those was the home of the Worcester Hockey Hall of Fame.
With the return of pro hockey to Worcester in 2017 many fans feel that all things about Worcester hockey belong to the city and not some far flung organization that no longer has ties to the community.
Worcester Railers Booster Club President Rich Lundin and myself firmly believe that the Worcester Hockey Hall of Fame not only belongs to the hockey fans of Worcester but should also begin to induct more classes as there are many worthwhile candidates.
Established in 2011, the Worcester Sharks held induction ceremonies for three classes Worcester Hockey Hall of Fame, with a total of 13 people with local ties added.
Since there is currently no physical location for the Worcester Hockey Hall of Fame 210Sports is proud to keep alive the names of those inducted, and hopefully in the near future those enshrined will be able to have a place where their accomplishments can be celebrated by visitors.
The link to the Worcester Hockey Hall of Fame will be on the main page of 210Sports.
In the coming weeks here on 210Sports we’re planning on having some posts directly relating to continuation of the Worcester Hockey Hall of Fame and the possibility of honoring the numbers of some of the Worcester pro hockey greats.
2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the start of the Worcester IceCats, and since then hockey history in the city of Worcester is full of players with memorable careers playing at the DCU Center/Centrum and beyond into the NHL. Their accomplishments, on and off the ice, set the standard that others are judged by.
And those accomplishments should be celebrated in the city of Worcester by hockey fans.