December 3, 2013 in Sports

Weight skates into Hall

 

Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs. “He started putting me on the ice to strengthen them at the suggestion from a doctor,” he said. Weight (pictured) said it wasn’t a pretty sight at the rink in St. Clair Shores, Mich. “I looked like Forrest Gump,” he joked. Four decades later, Weight was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. The Stanley Cup champion, three-time Olympian and four-time NHL All-Star was inducted Monday night in Detroit, along with former teammate Bill Guerin, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, three-time Olympian and four-time All-Star. Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos, former college coach Ron Mason and Cindy Curley, one of the pioneers in women’s hockey, also were inducted. – AP


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