USHL Items Heading to Hockey Hall of Fame
Wednesday June 11, 2014
The jersey worn by Indiana Ice goaltender Jason Pawloski during Game Five of the Clark Cup Final, along with the game-winning goal puck scored by Brian Pinho, will be on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame. (USHL Images)
Jersey of Clark Cup MVP Jason Pawloski to be on display at hockey museum
Following one of the most successful seasons in United States Hockey League history, a number of items from the 2013-14 USHL campaign will make their way to Toronto, Ontario as display pieces in the historic Hockey Hall of Fame.
Commemorating the 2014 Clark Cup title for the Indiana Ice, the jersey worn by goaltender Jason Pawloski in the team’s Game Five victory against the Waterloo Black Hawks will now make its home in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Pawloski was named Clark Cup Playoffs MVP after posting an 8-3 record with a 1.80 goals-against-average and .928 save percentage.
Additionally, the puck used to score the game-winning goal in the series-clinching game for the Ice is being sent for display. That goal was scored by forward Brian Pinho, a 2013 NHL Draft pick of the Washington Capitals, and came with just 2:15 remaining in the third period of the 3-2 victory for the Indiana Ice.
A number of other items will be delivered to the Hockey Hall of Fame to highlight moments from the 2013-14 USHL season, including newspaper clippings, game programs, and a series of photos representing top performances and records set during the 12th year as the nation’s only Tier 1 junior hockey league.
The USHL items are part of the “North American Year in Review” at the Hockey Hall of Fame and will rotate through other exhibits, including the United States junior hockey showcase.
The Hockey Hall of Fame celebrates the rich history of hockey with artifacts and treasures from the past, and is the official home of the Stanley Cup. It also includes multi-media exhibits, interactive games, and displays for hockey’s Honored Members. The Hall includes historic pieces from the NHL, plus many other levels of hockey worldwide, which are on display to entertain and educate thousands of people who visit the museum annually and to support multiple charitable organizations.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 12th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2013-14. A record 32 players were chosen in the 2013 NHL Draft and more than 300 players on team rosters last season have committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
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