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Patrick Roy, Herb Brooks Head List of Inductees to North America's Ice Hockey Hall of Fame


The National Hockey League's winningest goalie and the coach who led the so-called "Miracle on Ice" head the list of inductees to North America's ice hockey Hall of Fame.

Patrick Roy won four Stanley Cup championships and three Vezina Trophies as the NHL's top goaltender in 19 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. He retired in 2003 with a record 551 regular-season victories.

Herb Brooks led an Olympic team of university players from the United States to the greatest upset in ice hockey history, the victory over the heavily favored Soviet Union in the 1980 semifinals at Lake Placid, New York. The Americans went on to win the gold medal, their only one since 1960. Brooks died in a car accident in 2003.

Former NHL player Dick Duff and executive Harley Hotchkiss will also be inducted in November.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.
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