ECHL Inaugural Hall Of Fame – 3 out of 4 Played in Greensboro

Posted by Don Moore on November 22, 2007 at 9:33 am under Professional | 5 Comments to Read

I really feel bad for the Greensboro News & Record as they have been losing good people; but at some point basic journalism skills must be used!

The ECHL Inaugural Hall of Fame will induct 4 people at the ECHL All-Star Game in Stockton (CA) and online at the ECHL Hall of Fame Website.

Henry Brabham – the league’s first commissioner and owner of various Roanoke teams.
Pat Kelly – ECHL Commissioner and Greensboro General 1959 – 1964.
Nick Vitucci – player, coach and former Greensboro Monarch 1989 – 1992.
Chris Valicevic – the player the News & Record acknowledged as playing in Greensboro – Monarchs 1993-1995.

The News & Record only reported (or edited the Press Release) that Valicevic played in Greensboro. He played here the shortest time of the three that did play here.
NOTE TO News & Record: Research is a terrible thing to waste. Please include The Hockey Datebase in your toolbox. A quick check of these names would have resulted in a more accurate story with higher local value.


  • Not Jim Melvin said,

    FYI for all news-record researchers andreporters. hockeydb.com. use it. search any name, and his entire career will pop up.

  • ryan perdue said,

    Um, yeah, considering Vitucci was one of the most popular monarchs, lol.

  • Not Jim Melvin said,

    Last Week, The Hockey News listed Vitucci as the best player in ECHL history.

    FYI – Greensboro Time Warner now has THE NHL NETWORK, channel 188 . The network does broadcast ECHL games

  • BIG JIM said,

    YOU ARE SO CORRECT ABOUT THE NEWS AND RECORD CUTTING BACK-LOOSING PEOPLE. I GUESS IF YOUR CIRCULATION IS DROPPING THE PLAN SEEMS TO BE: GIVE LESS AND MAYBE WE’LL GET MORE. IT OBVIOUSLY MAKES NO SENSE. OF COURSE, THIS IS A DECISION MADE BY MANAGEMENT, IN GENERAL, AND NOT A REFLECTION ON THE SPORTS WRITERS, WHO DO A FINE JOB, GENERALLY WITH THE RESOURCES THEY HAVE-EXCLUDING THE ECHL PIECE. OVERWORKED AND UNDERSTAFFED CAN LEAD TO ERRORS, OMMISIONS OR NO COVERAGE-JUST ASK THE GRASSHOPPERS!!!

  • jamos24 said,

    I have many fond memories of the old Monarchs. As a kid , my whole family would go and it was always a good time. But, as for Vitucci he was one of my favorite players along with Scott White and Phil Berger( the guy with the long hair). They used to have a good thing going until they moved up to the AHL. But at least now we have the Hoppers.