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

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.

5 comments

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

  2. 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

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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.

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